These two volumes are the most friendly, accessible introductions to Hebrew and Greek I have ever come across. I have used the Greek volume to teach an eleven year old Greek, and he loved it... the Hebrew volume got a retired gentleman reading from the Hebrew Scriptures in less than two months... he hasn't even finished the book yet. Quite honestly, the best introductions available. Yes, you will have to work, there aren't "short" cuts, but so well organized that it's pure pleasure to study. Every single lesson learned allows you the reward of understanding more of the text... and to be able to read genuine biblical text in the original after only a few hours study is a great incentive for anyone who loves to learn.