The sub-title, A Manual of the Pastoral Ministry, accurately describes the nature and purpose of this little book. It is designed to bring together into convenient form, materials suitable for the ministry of a Protestant clergymen to the sick, the dying and the bereaved. Many of the prayers were written by the author, and they are beautifully phrased and reflect the keen spiritual insight of one who is experienced in bringing the consolations of religion to people in distress. The other prayers and the scripture passages are well chosen. Pastors will find this book a valuable aid to their ministry. Pulpit Digest Book Club Selection.