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.