Hope is vital to creative living, and in the face of too much despair currently in vogue in theological thinking a corrective is needed. This book by the Rev. K. Morgan Edwards, minister of the First Methodist Church in Pasadena, California, is a contribution toward that end. ""If yesterday we presumed too much"", he writes, ""today we must not aspire too little."" This does not mean that he joins forces with the prophets of ""positive thinking"" nor does he paddle in the pleasant shallow pools with the self-appointed priests of the cult of reassurance. He sees, however, that these have come into being because so many people are longing for a renewal of confidence at a time when this is in short supply. Man's hope is meant to spring eternal in the human breast, and Dr. Edwards tells in words that are easily understood that life is ultimately significant because it rests upon nothing less than faith in God who demonstrated in Christ that love, and therefore life, is stronger than death. A good book to give to discouraged people.