God wants me to try harder’ and ‘God blesses me when I’m good and punishes me when I’m bad’ are just two of the ideas or ‘narratives’ that drive many people’s lives. This book, the first in the Apprentice series, invites us to put our ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus reveals about reality. And then to move on in spiritual formation to replace the old ideas with new ones. This is a very accessible book that requires little prior knowledge. Dallas Willard calls is ‘the best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation’.