On Being the Church in the World may not say anything particularly new but it says what it has to say particularly well. John A. T. Robinson, the bishop of Woolwich, writes with ease and clarity. It should interest both the layman and the theologian and be of especial interest to anyone wishing to understand better the peculiar Anglican problem of the Episcopacy and Intercommunion. Bishop Robinson's suggestion of ""Concelebration"" may not be as unique or original as he apparently thinks, but it certainly deserves serious study. There is a very interesting critique of pacifism and its Christian implications as well as helpful chapters on ""The Gospel and Race"", and ""The Gospel and Health"". For the preacher who needs help in tackling a sermon on death, judgment or the second coming. Dr. Robinson's book can also be very valuable. Startling observations such as ""...God found Communism necessary, and still does"", make occasional dull passages pick up in a hurry. This is very good reading and important reading for anyone seriously interested in a vital church.