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Extracts from the Writings of Clement of Alexandria, cloth bound, and published by the Theosophical Publishing Society, 161, New Bond Street, London. W., is one of those rare little books which, beautiful outwardly to the eye, and, within, filled with sweet thoughts of consolation for the heart, come into one's life as permanent companions. The selection of quotations is very choice, and those who secure the book will find it a rich storehouse of spiritual thought.

Root-Principles in Rational and Spiritual Things, by Thomas Child, published by H. R. Allenson, 1 and 2, Ivy Lane, London. E.C. This book deals with some of the problems of philosophy, science, and religion from a purely metaphysical standpoint. The greater part of the treatise is devoted to “An examination of Haeckel's ‘Riddle.’ There are no less than 164 large pages of closely printed matter.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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