This is a wonderful book. The author comes from his own experiences that he had with the church, and he was a pastor ! He deals with real problems that are in many churches today. He has this talented way of describing people that he has met, and seeing how they minister to people through their daily lives. He is very honest about himself including the errors that he fell into. I also appreciate the fact that when writing about a particular person he would often have that person read what he wrote to see if they has anything to add. This helped him to keep what he learned from others in prospective. This also shows that he was willing to be accountable. It's an excellent book, with so much insightful lessons of what I true disciple of Jesus is like. Whether inside the church or not.