This far-reaching collection is an anthology of selections from an astonishing variety of voices and traditions, from Sogyal Rinpoche and Anwar Sadat, to suras from the Koran, to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is far from the first inter faith anthology of prayers and praises, but it is notable for the high aesthetic quality of its selections and very interesting for its center section of hymns and religious songs in score. Recommended for most general collections.

July 1, 2000