This is a thoughtful and penetrating analysis of the state of mind of the modern man of our western civilization in regard to religion. The author's observations lead him to the conclusion that while man is conscious of the continuing need of a vital religious faith he is not finding that need being met either by Protestantism or Catholicism. Nor has the setting up of the State as an Absolute and the giving to nationalism the values of a religion proved satisfying. The author is pleading for a higher and more inclusive faith which could be embraced not only by professing and active Christians but by the wistful souls who are presently outside of the church. The author is well known in England as a publicist and as a leader in nonconformist organizations. The book is closely written. Theologians, philosophers and students of Christian ethics will find it illuminating as will intellectuals in and out of the churches.