Twenty-one brief, colloquial chapters, apparently sermons, make up this volume, which takes its title from the anecdote on which the first item is based. Titles of subsequent sermons consist of catchy phrases which seldom indicate the theme to be treated. Each chapter, however, does center upon a concrete problem of living the Christian life, and is developed with frequent, and helpful, illustration. The focus of address seems to be upon the individual; social themes do not enter directly into the author's area of concern. The style is conversational and often colloquial in tone.