Anything Dr. Fosdick writes is eagerly snatched up but his books of studies are far ahead of everything else. This book seems to have everything, to have given a free rein to his brilliant intellect, his vivid imagination and because he says himself it provided a ""fascinating subject"" there is a certain enthusiasm that captivates the reader. This passionate interest serves as an appetizer for the real meat of the book, how the great ideas of God, man, immortality, right and wrong, suffering, worship and prayer developed in the Bible. Nothing however, is left in the realm of ideas for Dr. Fosdick's great charm lies in his power to be practical without being prosaic, spiritual without being nebulous, and this book is one to own, study and depend upon for inspiration, interpretation and application in our daily lives. Get out your lists of former Fosdick purchasers as no one likes to miss a new volume.