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Reason in Belief, by Frank Sewall, M.A., D.D.; published by Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, London, E. C. This work deals with old questions concerning faith, revelation, the personality of God, etc., in the light of modern science and thought. The author, however, arrives at the old theological conclusions which are of a purely speculative character.

The Living Universe, by Henry Wood, published by Lee and Shepard, 202, Devonshire Street, Boston, U.S.A., is described on the cover as “A synthetic generalization of the significance of recent scientific discoveries regarding the ether, matter, evolution, and the oneness of life.” It is an able booklet, and well worthy the pen of such a profound writer.

Boy and Girl: Should they be educated together? By Vivian Grey and Edward S. Tylee, M.A., published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co., Ltd., London, and Alden and Co., Ltd., Bocardo Press, Oxford. This book is “a study of the principles of co-education,” or the teaching and training of boys and girls together, a method pursued with great success in America and Australia. All teachers of the young should read this book.

The Englishman’s Castle, by George Haw, published by C. W. Daniel, 3, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London, E.C., is a pamphlet suggesting a new theory for solving the “housing problem.”
Body Building Without Meat, by Mariella John, published by Richard James, London House Yard. Paternoster Row, London, E.C., price Id., is a pamphlet which the title fully explains.

Hidden Power; or the Shortest Way to Health, Holiness and Happiness, published by the Author, Arthur Dowe, at 27, Gardner’s Lane, Calcutta. This author is making efforts to unite Buddhism and Christianity, and he combines the letter and principles of both religions in this work which he gives away.

Uncle Tom's Letter to His Nephews, published by E. Coulman, 64, Halford Street, Leicester, is an excellent little booklet of warning to put into the hands of boys to prevent them from falling into pitfalls of vice.

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