I'm a college student who frequently loathes her readings. NOT THIS ONE. It will challenge the way you think, it will challenge the way you act, it will challenge your perceptions, it will change your life and the way you see it...in a positive, worthwhile, meaningful, not condescending, warming, loving, caring way.
Do yourself a favor, READ THE BOOK. Rent it from the library, borrow a copy from a friend, buy it if you want. You can pick it apart, read the SHORT, CONCISE, WISE chapters in any order you want for any duration, and you will inevitably learn from it.
I am eternally grateful to my professor who assigned this book. It has made me a better person.
Stephen Levine is an extremely compassionate person who transmits this ability to the reader. He inspires the reader to be loving and patient with others and him/herself. Hope and love are inspired and it's an all together useful and reachable path that he shows us. This book is a must for any seeker or traveler on the spiritual path.