I was rather disappointed in this book. I held high expectations and this book didn't come anywhere near them. It lacks the drive, passion and urgency I was anticipating. In the introduction, Sweet states, "This book grew from a sermon I first preached..." and that sums it up. I am not trying to be harsh, but blunt- I feel if you reduced the length of this book back to the length of the average sermon, you would have a much more powerful, memorable mark made in terms of communicating a message. As it is written, it feels as though someone has gone through great efforts to expound, expand and keep alive the metaphor and symbolism to reach a book-length writing. The print/text is larger & more spacious than I had expected for a book of its size. I cannot recommend this book be purchased at its suggested retail price, but if someone passed it along to you, you will gleam some truths from it and it does weave encouragement throughout its pages.
**In the interest of full disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. A positive review was not required of me; the opinions are my own.