I am at a time in my life when I need to read this book. Its a must read but also hardcore. My only reservation is some may think we have to take the whole book literally. Examples:
“Our Lord Jesus Christ himself was for not one hour of his life without suffering.”
So if I am a true follower of Christ, I should be suffering all the time?
“You err if you seek any other thing but tribulations”
So when I am looking for a job, I should only look for one with lots of suffering?
On the whole the book is powerful, emphasising humility and accepting our suffering. But my fear is it would be misinterpreted by some, that we should strive to look for suffering in our lives. there is enough, without looking for it. And joy is just as important in life as suffering, to my mind.