I was required to read this work for a seminary course, but enjoyed it very much. It is a practical work, that I will use as a reference for years to come. I enjoyed that it had pictures and figures that assist with the ease of understanding information that could otherwise be difficult. I also really appreciate the redemptive quality of the work. It is Bible-driven and filled with the truths of scripture, rather than "self-help" fluff.
This book is one of the best I've read in a very long time. Paul David Tripp takes each disciple into the heart of the issue and begins right at the reader's doorstep. Once one gets a grip on the condition of one's own heart, then Tripp gently and carefully guides toward ministering to the heart of others. Written humbly and with such clarity, this book is a must have for every student who desires to be used of God to help others.
I've read and re-read this book. It has been a great help to me in my life and struggles I face. I'd recommend it for anyone involved in counseling others; or just in need of counsel and direction in their own lives.