This book is about hope―hope for the human condition. It is a hope rooted in the wisdom of four great spiritual traditions: Jewish, Christian, Sufi, and Dakota. Despite their different religious and doctrinal backgrounds, on a spiritual level these four traditions demonstrate an amazing agreement on human values. And they witness to common human longing for love, compassion, and justice rooted in a mysterious, yet benevolent, transcendent force―God, Yahweh, Allah, or Great Mystery. The author suggests that though their words, images, and stories differ, these four traditions are all reflecting the same Ultimate Reality or Transcendent Force.