McKnight relates back to numerous Jewish traditions, showing the change that Jesus brought. His scriptural references are always spot-on and there were numerous Biblical passages with which I was familiar but he helped me to apply them to my life in ways I'd never before thought of.
Don't be intimidated by the book's length -- about 300 pages. It is not in-depth reading that makes your brain swell. Instead, the author puts forth his own ideas in a clear easy-to-understand way complete with numerous stories and references to other works. It's impact aside, it is just an enjoyable read.
After reading and reflecting on this book, followed by prayer, I think you will find yourself in a renewed and deeper relationship with God. A relationship which drives you to continually express your love for Him and also to pass that love along to others.