I was a little bit concerned about this book. I had heard that it contains large amounts of references to the Bible to back a lot of Jordan's guidance, and it does. It was a little too much with the biblical references for me but he also backs this up extremely well for his arguments as to why. This book is not merely 12 rules to life. It does contain the 12 rules with scientific research backing most if not all of them from memory, in addition to Jordan's own experience and training he is sharing. The unexpected addition to the book is the amount of deep philosophy Jordan goes into. if you enjoy his philosophical YouTube videos you will enjoy the book. He makes distinctions between males and females in the book, but again backs this up with his own philosophical explanations. An interesting read with a few tips that stuck with me.