While it took me a while to read the book because of Snowpocalypse 2014, marriage retreats, Icepocalypse 2014, a mishap where the car window was left down in a rainstorm and my copy was left perched on the front seat, sickness and general every-day life, I have to admit that it was well worth the effort to complete!
I honestly have never read a study on the Thessalonian epistles so well written, applicable to our time and one which made it a point to not be bogged down by the more difficult and controversial passages in these books!
I won't list a long stream of my favorite quotes of the book for fear that it might give away some of the very insightful and needed applications one will glean from a study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians while using Michael's guide, but let me honestly say that upon completion of the study (because it really isn't meant to be just a read) you will have a list of things you would like to better about your faith and quotes to encourage that change.
If you haven't figured it out yet, Living & Longing for the Lord by Michael Whitworth is a must read as you set to study God's Book. If you want a long, drawn-out, somewhat daunting study ending in your ability to write a doctoral dissertation on the Pauline epistles to the Thessalonica Church of Christ, look elsewhere. But, if you're looking for a study which will leave you with a deeper understanding and equipped to help yourself and others in the Faith by using 1 & 2 Thessalonians, go over to Start2Finish Books and pick up your copy right now!