When Yancey couples his vibrant curiosity with his felicitous style and then begins reflecting on everything under the sun, the result is a collection of stimulating observations bound to nudge and encourage a reader's own reflective powers. Yancey first turns his gaze on societal issues, but by the end of the 45th short, terse chapter (all of which appeared originally in a column in the magazine Christianity Today) , he has touched on the fields of history, psychology, science, religion, and ethics, winding up with observations on the inner life. Yancey manages superbly to avoid the trite when he poses questions for his own and others' consideration. Yet his book is imbued with a quality of profound faith. Enthusiastically recommended.-- Cynthia Widmer, Williamstown, Mass.