The Vital Possessions"" are the spiritual treasures which God has given man, and about these Grace Noll Crowell has written thirteen little essays in language sometimes poetic, sometimes quaint, and often illuminating. Her list does not pretend to be exhaustive, but includes such treasures as The Bible, Neighbors, and Memory. A fourteenth essay speaks of The Trusting Heart which is both a gift and a response to the rest. The preparation of the book shows a wide background, though it is designed for easy reading by the average Christian who may be failing to count his blessings in this naughty world. This inspirational type of book should be useful for giving and pleasant in receiving.