This book draws together texts from Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and primal religion sources. The author, who teaches at Dominican College in California, believes that the religious traditions of the world are bountiful, containing wisdom and insights to enrich the mind, body, and soul. In each chapter, Novak sets out "to reveal a tradition's crucial mythic or historical moments, its central doctrines and practices, its distinctive vision, and its characteristic moods." Also included in each section are "grace notes" which imaginatively amplify the values and visions of each religious tradition.