Well, this book didn't do as much for me. That was my opinion as I progressed through it. That upset me because I've loved his earlier books and I loved hearing him speak.
However, I have to say that I was struck by how often he spoke in a very loving and positive way about his friends and associates. He talked about "his friend John," "his friend Bob," and "my friend Ben" and he spoke deeply about many of them. He also wrote:
NOT LONG AGO I WAS READING A PASSAGE IN THE Bible in which Jesus was praying for his disciples. He prayed that they would love each other, as he’d taught them to do. He prayed that they’d embrace a mission to teach other people to create communities that loved each other, as they’d experienced with him.Over and over he spoke about his friends, wife and co-workers with such love.
And, I guess the book did impact me because after I finished it, I wrote notes to about 10-20 different people telling them how much I appreciated them, loved them and how I kept them in prayers.
So I guess the book did do something to me.