The popularity of the earlier Meditations for Youth would suggest the market for this further exploration of great Christian texts and their meaning. Mr. Cook has had varied experience with young people and seems to find success in his special method -- to break the texts into their constituent parts, and then send illustrations and analysis into orbit around their central themes. His concern is to address the problems of teenagers directly -- and presumably to relate the Bible and Christianity to these situations as a source of inner strength. Perhaps in the hands of a religious leader, this purpose would gather momentum. To this reader it seems that most of this could have been written by a Hindu or a Moslem with equal effect. The advice given while always interesting, is sometimes prudential, sometimes merely accommodating and rarely spiritual.