Willard offers some excellent ideas in this latest work. His presentation however, is lacking in readability and relevance. His intention is to describe how God works to transform persons into disciples of Christ.The author throughout this volume elaborates on the six human dimensions in which God brings change: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. His insights are very helpful, especially to Christian leaders and pastors. He stresses that discipleship is not an option for the follower of Christ, but is the essence of what it means to be a follower of Christ.Willard undoubtedly is a gifted thinker and devout believer. If his writing style were not so bland and even boring at times, he would minister to a much wider audience. As it is, I can recommend this book only to professional Christian leaders who have the time and the motivation to mine the nuggets of truth found here.