Well written and absorbing. One of very few books that give an ambiguous take on religious fanatacism. Where most books treat the subject with disdain and condemnation and stereotyping, this book makes one want to spend a week with the poignant members of the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind and live their kind of life - as long as one stays out of trouble.
Fabulous writing - will make you scream with injustice at all the "good" work (that is truly so ugly) being accomplished in the name of someone so holy. This book may make you reconsider for just a moment what it means to live the spiritual life. Don't be surprised if you find yourself more forgiving of the sins of others after you read this. Above all else, it makes you realize we're all human.
An amazing author who knows how to weave words into a story that you can't put down. It is a tragic story - yet encouraging to anyone who has ever felt the burden of following his or her own heart. This story is, in the end, about one young girl staying true - against all odds - to her own heart and that of the child she loves.
Excellent book. I appreciated the point of view. You really had sympathy for her and her choices. One of my favorites.
Heavy duty. Thought provoking. Heartbreaking and challenging.