No attempt at syncretism is made by Quinter Lyon as he gathers some of the best phrased statements and points of view from a dozen religions. This is more than a collection of best sentences from Holy Writs, however. Dr. Lyon has gone on to write with imaginative skill a meditation based on each of his selections. He leaves it to other hands to summarize each of the faiths and makes no move to explain its theology -- or lack of it, its philosophy or total ethical content. Rather, he takes statements that, no matter who made them, would be worth attention and his meditations retain this broad outlook. This can be read for better understanding of our world or deeper appreciation of the fact that God has not been without his witnesses anywhere. Better still would be, as Lyon suggests, to use it devotionally, where the breadth of its outlook and the occasional tension or parallelism of the faiths can be thought through. The style recommends it for any average intelligence but the scope will command the attention of trained minds.