The author sees a renewal of the family as one of the ""silent"" revolutions of our time, and discusses the resultant questions from the standpoint of Biblical teaching as well as of the modern sociological situation. He presumes to think of his essay as ""Christian,"" not because it proposes a system of Christian or legal principles, but because of his aim of helping the reader understand the meaning of the good and the joys given in marriage and family life. The contents fall into two parts, the first dealing with ""The Reality of the Family"" as existing in the ""social-private"" sector of human existence; and the second with ""Love and the Life of the Body, having to do with the relations of husband and wife, especially in their sexual dimension. While the book reflects, in its nuances, the French orientation of the author, much of the discussion has pertinence for the family in America. The translator acknowledges the difficulties encountered in rendering this work accurately. The book will find its largest appeal among students of family life, such as ministers, teachers, and students.