This is a book many will have been waiting for. Dr. ""Ted"" Ferris, rector of the famous Trinity (Episcopal) Church, Boston, has a wide and well deserved reputation as one of the outstanding preachers in the American pulpit, acclaimed by the thousands he has helped in the hearing as well as in the reading of his published and widely distributed sermons. Simple, cogent, poetic and profound, they are the more memorable and moving because of the special prayer which brings each sermon to a close. It summarizes the intent of each sermon, offers it to God, and effectively involves his congregation in a superb moment of unity of heart and mind with God himself. Here are many of these prayers for varied use as the Christian year demands, for times of special needs and occasions, and for personal guidance and growth through life on earth as it grows through death to life everlasting. There is also an introductory chapter on the nature and practice of prayer almost as illuminating as the prayers themselves. No better book for personal use or gift comes easily to mind. It is the Seabury Book for Advent, but is a book for all seasons and all people.