Many Christians are genuinely troubled because they believe that some of Jesus' commands are so difficult as to be virtually unattainable. Dr. Pearson here addresses himself to that common problem, and considers such puzzlers as ""Be Perfect,"" ""Cut it Off,"" ""Take up the Cross,"" and ""Go, Sell What You Have."" Drawing from his own wide range of ministerial experience (he is now dean of Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Mass.) he shows that some of Jesus' commands seem hard because we do not understand their meaning; others we understand but do not believe; still others we believe but do not have the courage to obey. Beneath the stern sayings we find some unwelcome obligations. This is a timely, provocative, faith-inspiring book, popularly written, and it should be popularly received and appreciated.