The Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, has the rare knack of writing with simple clarity about profound things. He uses this skill to great advantage as he examines those words which stand for the central ideas and teachings of the Christian Church, holy, sin, forgiveness, the Cross, resurrection, Heaven, Hell, life eternal, sacrifice, salvation, peace and mercy. He devotes only a few pages to each of these essays, originally radio addresses, but he succeeds remarkably in bringing a newness of life to these words which have been used so much through the years that their freshness and vitality have often been dimmed, and their use stereotyped. The last three chapters are devoted to things Jesus thought about himself, and bring even greater illumination to the meaning of the words. This is essentially a layman's book, to be recommended to all who ask questions about the often perplexing teachings of Christianity- And who doesn't?