With beauty and grace, this book creates images of the life of Buddha, so that when reading it, one experiences his life as if in living pictures. The story unfolds naturally and is easy and compelling to read. It is unique in that Buddha's relationship to God is clearly defined, and it reveals both the events of his outward life and his inner spiritual development. The reader sees how Buddha was helped by the events in his life, many of which seemed on the surface to be great misfortune. However, it was through overcoming this suffering that Buddha came to the recognition of his purpose in life. His misfortune turned into his greatest help.