Dr. Sperry has recently retired after a long and unusually influential ministry in the Congregational Church, capped by thirty-one years of service as Dean of the Divinity School of Harvard University. There are few Protestant leaders who are as widely known, as profoundly respected and deeply loved. This volume of sermons, selected from those preached over the years in the Harvard Chapel, indicate why this is so. Beamed primarily at students, they reveal an intellectual acumen and a depth of spiritual insight which will appeal to readers of all ages. He is concerned to answer the question ""Why?"" which is provoked by the confused issues of our day. He provides no dogmatic answers but rather encourages the reader to go on asking ""Why?"". and to seek to find his own answer. Formulated in the liberal theological tradition Dean Sperry's sermons are in the truest sense evengelical. Some will note with regret the absence of any pressing for a decision, due to the necessarily neutral position as to dogma required of a preacher at a college chapel. But these messages will stimulate thinking men and women to make their own decisions.