I am grateful to God for this book - for the rich meditation it has afforded regarding what it means to be a "slave" of Christ. Harris expounds the literal and historical meaning of the word "doulos" throughout Scripture. He demonstrates that this term should be rendered "slave," and that the modern translations which substitute "servant" only serve to shave the edges off of a beautiful and compelling image - one that Paul specifically intended. Harris ushers the reader back to the ancient near east of the first century, and expounds each use of the word "slave" in the original context. Our attention is drawn ultimately to the lovely splendor and worthiness of the Savior. Harris spurs us toward deeper devotion as he opens our eyes to see the goodness, simplicity and beauty of identifying ourselves as slaves of One who ransomed us. He states: "A slave is someone whose person and service belong wholly to another... This complete devotion to Christ includes three elements: Humble submission to the person of Christ, unquestioning obedience to the Master's will, and an exclusive preoccupation with pleasing Christ." This book, while written from an academic angle, strikes directly at the heart of daily devotion. I have benefitted tremendously, and I am excited that it will soon be available in the U.S.