The book, Tanya asks the difficult questions.
What are the basic qualities within people?
How do I change?
How do I deal with other people’s failings?
Ironically, the Tanya deals with human concepts rather than ritual ones, how you understand yourself and others.
Ultimately, you have a better notion of what G-d expects from you.
It’s not the image of the old man with or without a beard, sitting in heaven and dispensing candy to the good boys and beating the bad ones.
You get a grown up version.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz