Heschel, like his Hasidic forbears, had the gift of combining profundity with simplicity. He found just the right words not only to express what he thought but to evoke what he felt. His words startle the mind and delight the heart, and they address and challenge the reader. There are passages in this collection which, once encountered, will be taken up again and again, until they are absorbed into one's inner life. To read Heschel is to peer into the heart of that rarest of human phenomena, the holy man. This collection of aphorisms and spiritual wisdom has been drawn from all of Heschel's published writings. Reprint of 1983 edition for introduction by Samuel H. Dresner.