The publisher sees in this book the answer to the burning question of men in this nuclear age -- a restoration of minds to the consolation of Christian hope founded essentially on faith. Father Olivier does indeed discuss the sources of hope competently, but unfortunately it is on a level which demands complete application by the readers. The Old and New Testaments are explored fully. The development of the doctrine of hope in theology is traced thoroughly. Sins against hope are described, and hope in the modern world is touched upon. But so theoretic and abstract is Father Olivier's study that it would be burdensome to students of advanced theology. Christian Hope fails to live up to its promise.