Crossing the Narrow Bridge: A Practice Guide to Rebbe Nachman’s Teachings, sets out to be a primer for Bresolver thought and practice, explaining to the novice their unique Hasidic viewpoint.
In this mission the book is extremely successful. The editor has taken various topics, like “Joy” and culled selections from different places in Rebbe Nacham’s corpus, embedding them in his own vision of what joy means to a Brastlaver. This model continues throughout the book, on such topics as Torah Study and Prayer, Making a Living, and such unique Bratslav innovations as hitbodedut.
For anyone who wants a gentle dive into Braslav, this is a fine book. The prose can at times lack inspiration (and it is a pity, for so much of Bratslav is inspirational), but beyond that, it is a good key into this unique world.