Like a composer who turns a simple tune into a majestic symphony, Jack W. Provonsha transformed aspects of his Seventh-day Adventist heritage into a powerful philosophical orientation that those with other backgrounds and points of view can evaluate from their own standpoints. From start to finish his views were from his Adventism and for the larger world by which he was more than willing to have those views judged. His views were particular in their origination but universal in their destination. Yet, I do not recommend reading this book "straight through." Reading the first biographical chapters by James Walters and myself and the last autobiographical ones by Doctor Provonsha will provide a good overview of his life and thought. Having done this, it might be best to read those chapters here and there which seem most interesting.