It took me about 12 months after purchasing this book, several years ago, before I started reading it. I was a little afraid to read it. However I'm on my 2nd reading. I read a great deal of personal book reviews before so I wasn't shocked. This book IS fantastic. But I tried telling my Bishop about the book, then backed off when I saw the look in his eyes. Love that guy and I didn't want to scare him in thinking I found a new religion. I have an intense testimony in the Gospel, in my faith of the Savior, Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon. But I have a better understanding of our life on earth and the life hear after. I told my sisters (and mom) about it several years ago. I told them to read as many reviews before they read it. 2 sisters are confused by it but youngest sister has read it multiple times. My advice: don't read it if you don't have a burning testimony of the Gospel...otherwise you want to read it.