THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM, one of A.J. Cronin’s greatest novels, recounts the spiritual struggle of a young Scots priest. Fervent, yet in conflict with the hierarchy of the church, Father Chisholm faces danger and despair in a remote Chinese mission, and finds the keys of the Kingdom in his faith and in his heart. First published in 1941, the book holds a promise of survival and hope that remains timely and enthralling, and portrays a man of steadfast purpose and courage rarely found in modern fiction. Paper.