The Bishop of Pittsburgh is one of the recognized leaders in the Protestant Episcopal Church and his leadership rests upon his discerning spiritual insight. In this book he is concerned to give guidance to Christian people as to how in this day of confusion they can make the right decisions and then stand by them. While Bishop Pardue is familiar with the techniques of pastoral counselling and psycho-therapy, he rather turns for guidance to the Bible, particularly to the life and teachings of Jesus, and to the classical heritage of the Church in the Prayer Book and in the lives of the great Christians of the past. Teachableness, humility, and open-minded search for the truth, not seeking the approval of others above all things nor appeasing wrong doers for the sake of peace, and, especially, the development of an inner life of communion with God are the points of emphasis. Not likely to be a popular book, but it will have a wide appeal to Episcopalians especially in the Pittsburgh area where Bishop Pardue is greatly beloved.