I purchased the book not knowing what to think. After using it (currently I am in Ruth 4), I am both satisfied and, in part, disappointed. With his work in Ruth, I am pleased, relatively speaking, in total. The original meaning and application I have found to be very good. In Judges, on the other hand, this is a different matter. I really liked the application sections. On the original meanings, I have a different point of view. I understood his words to be very pessimistic about many situations that, contextually, are not required. When one produces a commentary, comments like this are to be expected and since this man felt that way, it is reasonable that he could (can and did) offer his point of view. I would recommend the book, but encourage one to use additional sources, such as: The Expositor's Bible Commentary, WBC, etc.