On three scores this is an all important book and on any one it might stand alone. First, on Ralph Sockman's name, noted as preacher and author. Second, as it contains the material delivered at Yale's Lyman Beecher Lectures, 1941. And lastly, for its material, as in a clear and unmistakable way he traces the steps outlined by Christ in his appraisal of John the Baptist , first guide along the Highway. An original and animating challenge.