Nadia's book definitely takes the reader to the edge with the sharing of her life before coming to the Lutheran Church. Her story is one of hope and promise as many people today that have been turned away from or have questioned the church can relate to a sinner, yet a saint, that proclaims the Word of God in a redeeming way.
This book is not for everyone, and I am sure that many people would be offended by her honesty and forthrightness. However, when she calls out her sins of the past, she is moving forward into the kingdom of God, whereas many of us may still have a thing or two hiding.
She takes us on a journey from her fundamentalist upbringing, to her experience in Wicca. It is her broad understanding that she "can't imagine that the God of the universe is limited to our ideas of God. I can't imagine that God doesn't reveal God's self in countless ways outside of the symbol system of Christianity," that is refreshing and open. God encompasses all, and who are we to say that God is not present elsewhere.
Her book is a model into the messiness that the church can, if they are willing, live in to. We all have our own darkness, and guess what, the light does not shine on a select few. Christ is the light, and it is when people accept him into their hearts that the light begins to wash away the darkness.