The book is a compendium of articles based on talks given by the author on different occasion. We find therin deep insights and inspiring reflections on consecrated living. The meaning and fundamental values of consecrated life are highlighted in the book. The author is keeno n presenting the consecrated life as praying, self-emptying, challenging and committed life. The life of vows is not seen merely ‘as the root of consecrated life’ but much more ‘as the fruit of an intimacy with Jesus Christ.’ The book is a useful tool to religious and anyone who values and appreciates consecrated living.