Review: ForeWord Magazine - November 1, 2008
"What Sarah LeVine found as she traveled the world researching and becoming close to the people of four continents is that in facing the full range of human emotions, orthodoxy in belief and practice may not be a match for people's traditions in bringing them hope and comfort."
Review: Weekly Buddhism - October 25, 2008
"An interesting book with an interesting perspective. There are things here both positive and negative about all these various groups and religions . . . It's a good read, and it's fun to visit the unusual cultures and share the odd experiences the author relates with us here."
Review by: Yasmin Nair, Windy City Times - August 1, 2008
"A compelling book, and it's compassionate without condescension."
Review: Publisher's Weekly - June 18, 2008
"With her 'observing eye' and boundless curiosity, LeVine describes how witchcraft, Buddhism, spirit possession, charismatic Christianity and the Virgin Mary help people make sense of their lives and endure the hardships they encounter. Vivid descriptions and symapthetic portraits are this book's strengths."