I have read Tozer before and always appreciated the challenge and insight provided. The writing itself is, as usual, thought provoking and convicting as others have mentioned. With that said, the lack of flow and the level of repetition between chapters made this collection less than I had hoped for. For example, the radical nature of the cross coupled with its call upon our life, is a convicting reminder that flies quite often in the face of modern Christianity. That idea of keeping our self firmly seated on the throne in our own lives, is humbly taken to pieces in this book .That reminder however, is presented in many nearly identical chapters over and over again. I understand, it is likely due to the nature of compiling individual essays, but the flow of the book from chapter to chapter leaves something to be desired.
So I would say this, if you've read Tozer before and are looking merely for a collection of challenging essays--you won't be disappointed. If you are approaching this more as I was, that it would be a collection of essays fit together for a singular purpose i.e. it would read more like a single work, you will likely leave with similar misgivings. If you have never read Tozer before, don't let this review discourage you from reading his insight, pick up a work he did and prepare to be challenged. My issue is with the presentation, repetition and flow of the essays. It felt cobbled together versus crafted if that makes sense.