This is a lovely book to own. The photographs by John Cleare are stunning and it would be worth buying the book for these alone. The text consists of an introduction and preface which provides the reader with a good grounding in the theory and principles of Taosim, followed by the verses. The latter part of the book provides an explanation of the verses in fairly plain English. Most of the verses are relevant for modern living and would provide an excellent basis for a moral and ethical code for individuals who find religion is not relevant for them. Equally, for the religious person the verses will probably be just as insightful. Cheap it aint but it is worth every penny and this book would, I am sure, provide a reassuring and thought provoking presence in anyone's life.