The author of this book of sermons is a busy person. In addition to being the pastor of the University Christian Church at Berkeley, California, he is the head of the department of Old and New Testament Literature and Interpretation and Director of the Palestinian Institute of Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion. Then he finds time to write numerous articles and books. His pastoral sense is determining in this volume for he is aiming at the practical problems which beset the individual today: despondency, fear of the unknown, criticism, disillusionment. But he brings to bear upon these problems a scholar's knowledge of the Bible and Church History. He has a gift with words as some of his titles indicate: ""The Flat Places of Life"", ""The Invisibly Wounded"", ""Alibis and Arraignments"", ""Christian Materialism"". A book full of suggestions for a minister's sermon preparation and with inspiration for all.