In an excellent translation from the third German edition, Dr. Karl Heim, one of a ranking theologians, presents skillfully and lucidly what is largely a discussion of the . Reprinted as a response to German confusion, personal and , following the Nazi , it is of general interest to any serious student of theology and to any ably intelligent layman who wants an interesting if not agreeable explanations of ultimate realities. For the American activist the total reliance on daily may be but a faith which gives sustenance to men dying in smelly cells managed by police and buried in unmarked common graves cannot be false --indeed it must existentially be true. Heim writes ""All our combined longing cannot draw down the power of heaven. The decision can only come from God --!"" Extremely lucid -- extremely pertinent reading.