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A Jewish view of the life of the Nazarene is given in "Jesus as Others Saw Him" (Richards) by Joseph Jacobs. There is a preface by Israel Abrahams of Cambridge University and an introduction by Harry A. Wolfson of Harvard University. If prejudice between Jew and Christian is ever to be supplanted by understanding, this book should help. The life story of Jesus is in the form of a series of epistles purported to have been written in the year 54 A.D. There is imagination, scholarship, and literary genius in this book of a distinguished modern English critic and a leading Jewish literary figure.

Now we approach quite an unusual book. Thomas L. Masson was editor of "Life" for twenty eight years. He is now an editor of "The Saturday Evening Post". He is also the author of a dozen or more books, but the particular one in question is "Why I Am a Spiritual Vagabond" (Century). Evidently from his book, Mr. Masson is not now a "Spritual Vagabond", whatever he may have been in the past. As a "religious book" this one is certainly unconventional, but as a discussion in Mr. Masson's style of "how a man shall live in the midst of common affairs a life that is conscious of eternity and not be unworthy of it", the book is both an entertainment and an inspiration.

For a man within the Church to see clearly the man within the Church and yet not really of the Church, as well as the man outside the Church, bespeaks the true vision of such a man and augurs well for the profitableness of

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"God Is Writing a Book" (Dorrance) by Howard L. Waldo, M.D. "God is writing a book . . . some of its pages lie open for whosoever has eyes and a heart to learn. . . some are hidden among the stars, to be read only by those who are hungering and thirsting for knowledge, willing to devote their lives to the search for truth as written by God . . . some of its pages are written on the minds and hearts of men and women and children and may be discerned in the great social, political and religious movements of human history. . . . Poor, ignorant, stupid man must learn to read." This book is a liberal education in its mass of scientific knowledge, popularly presented, and ranging over astronomical, biological, anthropological, and philosophical subjects in their bearing upon the meaning of life.

In 480 exceedingly well written pages the "Foundations of Christianity" (International Publishers) are dealt with by Karl Kautsky (in an authorized translation from the thirteenth German edition). The book is in four parts: "The Personality of Jesus" (in three chapters); "Roman Society in the Imperial Period" (in three chapters); "The Jews" (in two chapters); "The Beginnings of Christianity" (in six chapters, ending with a chapter on "Christianity and Socialism"). It is a carefully reasoned social study, written by a Socialist of the Markist school, who in his presentation lays claim to desire neither to belittle nor glorify, but to understand. In this introduction he states: "I cannot understand present-day society unless I know the manner in which it has come to me, how its various phenomena: Capitalism, Feudalism, Christianity, Judaism, etc., have developed." It is of his understanding of origins that he writes. Just in passing, may we remind the publishers of this book that no reader today can afford time to cut leaves?

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Jacqueline, and Four Other Stories from the French, by Henri Duvernois, Pierre Mille, J. Joseph-Renaud, André Warnod, Maurice Level [Minton].

Nomad, by Paul Jordan-Smith [Minton].

The New Decameron, Fourth Volume, ed. by Blair [Brentano]. Copy-1925, Stories, Plays, Poems and Essays, selected by Blanche Colton Williams, Dorothy Brewster, Helen Hull, Kenyon Nicholson, Glen Mullin, from the published_works of students in the special courses in writing, University Extension, Columbia University, introd. by Donald Lemen Clark [Appleton].

Day of Atonement, by Louis Golding [Knopf].

The Neglected Clue, by Isabel Ostrander [McBride].

The Annexation Society, by J. S. Fletcher [Knopf].

In His Own Image, by Frederick Baron Corvo, with an introd. by Shane Leslie [Knopf].

The Mistress of Husaby, trans. from the Norwegian of Sigrid Undset, by Charles Archer [Knopf].

Stolen Idols, by E. Phillips Oppenheim [Little].

Bigger and Blacker, by Octavus Roy Cohen [Little].

The Passer-By, and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell [Putnam].

Not under the Law, by Grace Livingston Hill [Lippincott].

The Guermantes Way, by Marcel Proust, trans. by C. K. Scott

Moncrieff, 2 vols. [Seltzer].

Unveiled, by Beatrice Kean Seymour [Seltzer].
Prairie Fires, by Lorna Doone Beers [Dutton].

Destiny, by Rupert Hughes [Harper].

Mr. Bisbee's Princess, and Other Stories, by Julian Street [Doubleday].

The Peasants: IV, Autumn, by Ladislas Reymont [Knopf].

The Best Love Stories of 1924, ed. by Muriel Miller Humphrey [Small].

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf [Harcourt].

Fame, by Micheline Keating [Putnam].

The Old Woman of the Movies, and Other Stories, by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez [Dutton].

Thus Far, by J. C. Snaith [Appleton].

St. Mawr, by D. H. Lawrence Knopf].

May Fair, by Michael Arlen [Doran].

Cruel Fellowship, by Cyril Hume [Doran].

Serena Blandish, or The Difficulty of Getting Married, by A Lady

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The Furnace, by Dan Poling [Doran]. Wolf, by Albert Payson Terhune [Doran]. Helen, by Edward Lucas White [Doran].

Great Pirate Stories, Second Series, ed. by Joseph Lewis French [Brentano].

Great Sea Stories, Second Series, ed. by Joseph Lewis French [Brentano].

The Door to the Moor, by Millie Bird Vandeburg [Dorrance].
A Son of the Cincinnati, by Montague Brisard [Small].
That Nice Young Couple, by Francis Hackett [Liveright].
North Star, A Dog Story of the Canadian Northwest, by Rufus
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Mrs. Fuller, by Marguerite Bryant [Duffield].

Red Hair and Blue Sea, by Stanley R. Osborn [Scribner].

Sun Brothers, by Henry Williamson [Dutton].

Ethan Quest, His Saga, by Harry Hervey [Cosmopolitan].

The Caraways, by George Looms [Doubleday].

A Cuckoo in the Nest, by Ben Travers [Doubleday].
What of It? by Ring W. Lardner [Scribner].

Biography and Memoirs

The Pilgrimage of Henry James, by Van Wyck Brooks [Dutton]. Noon, by Kathleen Norris [Doubleday].

Robert E. Lee, The Soldier, by Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick Maurice [Houghton].

The Life, Diplomatic Career and Literary Activities of Nicolas Germain Leonard, by William Moseley Kerby [Paris: Champion].

Seth Low, by Benjamin R. C. Low [Putnam].

William Austin, The Creator of Peter Rugg, Being a Biographical Sketch of William Austin, together with the Best of His Short Stories, ed. by his grandson Walter Austin [Marshall Jones].

Washington Irving Esquire, Ambassador at Large from the New World to the Old, by George S. Hellman [Knopf].

A Player under Three Reigns, by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson [Little]. Henry Cabot Lodge, A Biographical Sketch, by William Lawrence, Bishop of Massachusetts [Houghton].


The Mandarin Coat, and Five Other One-Act Plays for the Little Theatres, by Alice C. D. Riley [Brentano].

Desire under the Elms, by Eugene O'Neill [Liveright - Provincetown-Greenwich Plays].

Mister Pitt, by Zona Gale [Appleton].

Twenty Years on Broadway, and the Years It Took to Get There, by George M. Cohan [Harper].

What'll You Have? by Oliver Herford and Karl Schmidt [Holt]. The Farce of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin, trans. by Moritz Jagendorf (Version Used by the Washington Square Players) [Appleton].

Plays Produced Under the Stage Direction of David Belasco [pub. in N. Y.].

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subject may not be religious, but there is little poetry of merit which does not breathe the spiritual. Arthur S. Hoyt has brought together in "The Spiritual Message of Modern Poetry" (Macmillan) a choice selection of verse by a score of poets, interwoven with fascinating and illuminating comment. does not present a literary criticism. His effort is rather to show "the relation of modern English poetry to the higher thought and impulse of the race".


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Veil" in the "Deeper Issues Series". It is not profound, but is simply and sincerely written and will appeal to that considerable audience already sympathetic with its subject.

"What I Believe" (Dutton) by the Honorable Bertrand Russell, F.R.S., author of "The A. B. C. of Atoms", "Icarus", and other books, is a confession of faith in which the author discusses the need for a revaluation of accepted ideas in morals, ethics, and philosophy. Chapters on "Nature and Man"; "The Good Life"; "Moral Rules"; "Salvation: Individual and Social"; "Science and Happiness", form the divisions of this book by an author too well known to be passed aside, even in this day of many. profitable books.

In the opinion of "The British Weekly", the Baird Lectures of 1924 delivered by Reverend R. H. Fisher, D.D., "will stand as the most interesting event of recent years". These notable lectures are brought together in "Religious Experience" (Doran). There is certainly much spiritual refreshment in the 300 pages of this book of analysis of human experience.

"The Wisdom of the Hebrews" (Brentano) by Brian Brown should have a very general appeal in its wealth of material from the sources of writings which have enriched the Old Testament. Its nearly thirty chapters cover a wide range of accumulated wisdom.

World problems are today in the forefront of the sober minded. There are many attempts at Christian solution, but there is room for the practical chapters of "Christianity and World Problems" (Doran) by Reverend W. E. Orchard, D.D., author of "Foundations of Faith" and other volumes.


Dr. Orchard is one of England's greatest preachers and is "a close student of practical affairs and the tendencies of modern life and thought".

A unique but exceedingly welcome book is "Who's Who in the Bible" (Putnam) by Reverend E. Fletcher Allen, M.A. It is a collection of brief biographies of those biblical characters who merit a place in a book of this title.

In these days of tremendous activities, such a book as "A Way to Peace, Health and Power" (Scribner) by Bertha Conde is doubly welcome. The book is a series of "Studies for the Inner Life, covering fifty two weeks and dealing with the laws of human life and the teachings of Jesus". It does not pretend to be a mental "patent medicine" for all the ills of humanity, but a stimulating help to discovery of methods by which mind, body, and spirit can find the way to peace, health, and power.

A layman's book of philosophy, based on wide general scientific reading and observation, is apt to be invigorating even if it cannot be accepted as "gospel". There is a freshness of approach and statement in "Credo" (Doubleday, Page) by Stewart Edward White which is a boon to the tired reader. The author has been a wide traveler, a successful writer, an acknowledged thinker. In all the maze of disturbed faiths and hopes he decided to "think it out". He did - and has written it.

"More Psychology and the Christian Life" (Doran) by T. W. Pym, D.S.O., M.A., head of Cambridge House and Chaplain to the King, will be welcomed by the readers of his former greatly appreciated book "Psychology and the Christian Life". Its simple

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