2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 9

The Master Builders. By S. B. Macy. (Lon,gmans and Co.

3s. Cal. net.)—Here we have " the story of the Acts of the Apostles re-told to children," and very well re-told too. Mr. Macy has taken great pains to consult the best authorities. The " Cambridge Bible," "Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible," "Farrar's Life of Christ," and Sir W. Ramsay's works have been used to good purpose. We note especially an eaeell Pet chapter on the " Christian Socialism" of Acts II. There are some good illustrations, espe- cially in the way of landscape, and useful maps. With this may bo mentioned, as carrying on the story of Christian endeavour, Roses of Martyrdom, by C. W. Cresswell (Mowbray and Co., 2s. 6d. net), described in the sub-title as "Stories of the `Noble Army of Martyrs' for Children." It corers a wide period, beginning with the story of St. Agnes in the early years of the fourth century and ending with the Japanese martyrs of the sixteenth.