I have it on good authority that this book is really good. I am not just saying this because the author happens to be one of my absolute favorite Grad School professors.
Ryan was our Pastoral Ministry professor at St. Meinrad. He is a Psychologist who graduated from West Point. He is the most soft spoken yet intimidating man (I am only half joking here) I have ever met. He taught me so much about myself and how to be a good minister to others in the time I was in his class that I can never thank him enough. He also made me want to be a better writer by making me cry, but that is another story for another day. He continually encourages me to write and share my gift of writing .
His writing is very engaging and the subject matter is very interesting. I would encourage you to read it if you have any interest in emotional maturity.