C. K. Barrett's gifts as a communicator are well displayed in this collection of some of his writings. He takes his readers on a series of well-organized expeditions into areas of controversy. He cuts a clear pathway through the intricacies of scholarly dispute and brings us close to the mind and heart of the men of the New Testament. Two lectures to English audiences on St. John's Gospel and three given originally in German on the Acts of the Apostles take the central place in the book, which concludes with a vindication of theology as an academic discipline. "Theology has learnt the lesson that man lives by faith, not by sight, and at the same time has a sure confidence that the man who questions everything he can see will, nevertheless, find that his faith is not disappointed."