Dr. Michael–Mike–Kibbe has done a tremendous job providing this short yet mighty work for budding seminarians (like me!). He is honest and encouraging at what might seem elitist to some, baffling to others, and daunting and invigorating to theological students. His witty jokes and illuminating examples are true to Dr. Kibbe. I’ve had the honor of sitting down with once while he was finishing up his Ph.D dissertation at Wheaton College: he’s well loved amongst his students, peers, and supervisors. Highly recommended for any starting or current seminarian (or undergraduate Bible/Theology/Religious students).