In this volume, nine members of the Chrysostom Society of Writers asked themselves what role ambition has played in their lives. Their honest, funny, thoughtful responses range from Diane Glancy’s praise of ambition as a gift to Eugene Peterson’s caution that busyness can be crippling. Erin McGraw argues that the extent to which ambition is good or bad depends upon the goal—the what for which one is ambitious. Jeanne Murray Walker wrestles with the gender-specific challenges of a woman with ambitions and Gina Ochsner offers an entertaining appraisal of ambition’s insatiability. Other contributors include Bret Lott, Luci Shaw, Dain Trafton, and Emily Griffin.