The author, a Methodist pastor in Columbus, Ohio, believes that many of the conferences, missions and lectures sponsored by the Protestant churches deal with matters that are extraneous to the primary functions of the church. These he considers to be the recovery for this generation of an unshakeable faith in certain eternal virtues. Among these, he stresses belief is a supernatural world, a living God and an eternal life. He views with ler many modern tendencies in the church, especially the emphasis upon the social gl, pcifi, the tred toward the liturgical, verdependence upon education. This is a readable book, although Dr. Gray is probably more effective as a preacher. It is controversial, but the issues raised are probably more real to churchman than to the people in the pew or outside of the church.