by Elbert A. Smith

“I may have in my mind a very splendid picture of a rose. But if I am obliged to attempt to outline and portray that rose with the aid only of square wooden blocks, I convey to your mind a very inadequate idea of that which is in my mind.

“This is the trouble with words. They are square blocks that we have invented to express our thoughts. They are very imperfect, and we use them very imperfectly—all of which accounts for a great deal of misunderstanding in the Church as well as in the world.”

This book was first printed in 1921 and reprinted in paperback in 1968. It contains 80 short sermons and illustrations from one of the best-loved ministers and writers of the Church.