Bernard's main attempt with the book is to defend free choice as that which makes one liable or responsible for anything, contra. typical Augustinian predestinationism. Bernard does have some helpful insights. If I were to meet an Arminian, I would want him to have thought through his case as thoroughly and in the same vein as Bernard. The main thing I am doubtful about is his insistence on freedom of choice. He claims there are three types of freedom, freedom of choice, freedom of counsel (from sin), and freedom of pleasure (from sorrow). He claims that latter two are struck down by sin and cannot be fully restored in this life. However, he insists that freedom of choice remains. He does qualify this saying that it does no one any good unless God changes their choice. I'm interested to see in my time at seminary what Luther and Calvin (and their successors) do with this concept.