“George Augustin is not satisfied with superficialities and offers none of the trite recipes that have gained currency. He presses forward to essentials., tracing out the deeper dimension of joy in the priestly ministry and the message of joy that the priest is privilege to deliver and himself radiate. He unearths buried and largely forgotten treasures and brigs them to new light. He points out to the core of the priestly ministry, the social friendship with Jesus Christ and participation in his priesthood.