I was intrigued to see this book by Lewis, after reading his graphic novel trilogy and autobiography. This book looks at Lewis's work specifically with the Civil Rights Movement and how particular values (Patience, Faith, etc.) played into the work that went into the CRM.
Since I've had a few books relating to the topic I was curious how this would work. Lewis takes each of the values and relates how and why they were part of the CRM. It was an interesting take--not a "how to" manual by any means but if someone is perhaps questioning the "why" or was wondering what drove these individuals to participate or how their personal values were integrated into the Movement, etc. this might be a book to grant the reader some perspective.
Personally this is not an approach I care for. I usually do not like books that are overly religious/spiritual in tone.This book was not at all preachy by any means, but as a reader this format and approach is not one for me. I got more out of his own book and GNs but that's just me. And if the reader is not familiar with Lewis, his work with the CRM, etc. then this book would probably be lost or not have as much impact.
I don't regret reading it but was glad my library had a copy to borrow. And I do think there are certainly people who might get a lot out of it, or at least understand the CRM and its historical/society/personal/political impact a little better. I think quite a few people could actually stand to read the book to understand the work/time/labor needed for the CRM and understand the struggle for equality and civil rights is still an ongoing one that has used and even required the qualities Lewis writes about.
It's also a relatively short book so if you need a quick read it might fit the bill.