I believe that it is good for people to know themselves, to know their strengths, and to find fulfillment in work that God has made them to do. It was a process like this that helped me surrender to my calling to ministry. However, there are several factors that keep this book from being ideal and they all stem from the fact that Laurie Beth Jones is trying to write a "Christian/spiritual" self-help book. (1)If she is going to use the Bible as a basis for points, that is fine, but her conclusions often seem forced. (2) Though she later hints at the idea that God is the One who calls a person to their mission, this is absent from her original discernment process. As one of my colleges stated, its as if we are to define our own mission and then ask God to bless it. (3) She shades into the "name it and claim it" camp. (4) Her use of Scripture reflects the overall feel of the book--using the Bible to make your point rather than the other way around. Still, there are some useful exercises in here for honing a knowledge of your gifts, but I feel like they have been better stated elsewere.