I recently finished working through this book with a men's group of laymen at the church I pastor. Very readable, and very well written. But more than that, this is a gem when it comes to insight for Christian living. Everything from the monumental (Luther in the Diet of Worms claiming 'Here I stand, I can do no other') to the mundane (Luther expressing his love to 'his rib' Catherine von Bora, whom he would not trade the whole of France for. At one point Luther says, 'There is a lot to get used to in the first year of marriage, One wakes up int he morning and finds a pair of pigtails on the pillow which were not there before.' An awesome book. And, if I might be particular, I like the new edition's cover much better than the goofy portrait on the older edition. My men's group unanimously loved the book.