This book provides as thorough and detailed a study of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 as you are likely to find outside of a theological journal. This strength is also the book's greatest limitation - it addresses other relevant New Testament texts only to the extent that they have a bearing on the interpretation of the passage in 1st Timothy chapter 2. It does provide a useful discussion of the social and cultural context of 1st century Ephesus. The writing is clear, but some of the content may be challenging for a reader who does not already have some experience with the scholarly study of the New Testament (this is particularly true of the second chapter, which addresses the meaning of the verb "authenteo," and chapter 3, which examines the syntax of 1 Timothy 2:12). Because the chapters are written by different authors, the style is somewhat uneven. In particular, the 5th chapter (by Robert Yarbrough) has more of a tone of direct advocacy which, coming as it does right after four more dispassionate and analytical chapters, feels a bit jarring. The next (and final) chapter by Dorothy Patterson serves to personalize and humanize the complementarian views shared by the authors. Extensive footnotes and bibliography are provided. I especially appreciated the subject index (too many scholarly authors seem to believe that once they've provided an index of ancient texts and modern authors, they're done). The authors do a good job of interacting with the literature in this area, highlighting and responding to differing views. This helps the reader understand how the authors' analysis and conclusions fit into the broader debate.