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Basing these informal essays on the axiom that real religion essentially implies a way of life, beginning with personal integration and expressing itself in team-playing relationships. Phillips Osgood, Rector of Emmanuel Church, Boston, has written a book that is a guide to artistry in daily life. Many years’ experience as a modern-minded minister and as a lecturer on applied psychology have found their expression in these essays that are warm with humor and human sympathy. The book is not psychoanalysis for the pathologic and abnormal but sound psychological suggestion for normal, earnest humans working for greater strength and efficiency.
The material in Say I to Myself is largely from Osgood’s talks to the successful class in the art of living which he conducted at Emmanuel Church. This church was once the center for the internationally-known Emmanuel Movement which had so much influence in the application of psychology to religion in-life. Dean Edwin J. van Etten of St. Paul’s Church, Boston, says “The book radiates pleasant, appealing common sense… It is very excellent and very practical.”