Many of us today, living in our highly technological western culture, are all too willing to accept a humanist and scientific account of the universe which considers human existence as a fleeting accident. The triumph of John Hick's gripping work is his exposure of the radical insufficiency of this view. Drawing on mystical and religious traditions ancient and modern, and spiritual thinkers as diverse as Julian of Norwich and Mahatma Ghandi, he has produced a tightly argued and thoroughly readable case for a bigger, more complete, picture of reality in which a fifth, spiritual, dimension, plays a central role. Hick's elegant study tackles head on such timeless and fundamental issues as the meaning of life, the nature and validity of religious experience and the science versus religion debate. Few readers will fail to re-examine their vision of the spiritual landscape in response to this stimulating investigation.