Others have said that if you can only have one commentary on Joshua then this is the one to get. They also said it contained good application while being based on thorough scholarly research. I was dubious that such a slim volume could accomplish so much; I thought I needed something with more technical analysis of the Hebrew text. I was wrong; they were right. It is astonishing how the author manages to address the academic debates so concisely yet convincingly, and somehow find space to bring the lessons home for life in today's world. Highly recommended.