This book was written by W.S. Hurst, who is a practicing Asatru priestess out of Kansas.
Heathenism (Asatru) is known as the religion that highly involves much research. There are countless books, Sagas, Ettas, websites, blogs, webcasts, and other places for research. It can be very overwhelming for the expert, much less starting out. The purpose of this book is multi-fold. It's a great introduction to the Modern Heathen lifestyle and a reference point for learning and understanding. A singular reference for surface pessimistic thoughts that have been inbred into our current Christian infused society. Changing the negative connotation and thought process with words such as: Heathen and Pagan.