The pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYC) is one of the outstanding preachers in America, in constant demand as guest preacher at colleges and conferences, and therefore widely known. This book, born out of his pastoral ministry, is the fruit of sincere convictions that have met the test of modern life. The themes are basic. What shall we believe about God, about Christ, about the church? How can we pray? What do the petitions of the Lord's prayer really mean and imply? As in his preaching, so in his writing, Dr. Buttrick goes to the heart of the matter. There is no fiddling around with extraneous issues. His book demands close attention, for, while his pulpit style is arresting, his literary style is confused. But his reputation will create a demand.