This [article](http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/02/dont-be-scared-of- functional-programming/) made a LOT of things click for me. I hadn't quite grasped the concepts of functional programming. (I hadn't really tried to). It's a little long. But, worth it.
Functional programming can be daunting, but remember that it isn’t only for PhDs, data scientists and architecture astronauts. For most of us, the real benefit of adopting a functional style is that our programs can be broken down into smaller, simpler pieces that are both more reliable and easier to understand.