This is an extremely interesting work that covers a lot of ground in considering the current state of nature-based religions. Although some of the contributions are more astute, not to say readable, than others, the book is certainly well-balanced and engaging throughout. It was nice to see New Age nonsense get something of a bashing too. Wiccans and pagans will find the book of especial interest, but it is also of use to a wider academic and popular readership. Don't be put off by the rather dull cover!
When I picked up this book I thought that the book looked boring because of its cover. But was I in for a surprise! This book does not teach you on the path to becoming a Pagan, nor does it intend to. It gives clear and precise information about how Pagan and other earth based religions have moved on in the past few years. I found it a very good book, but would not recommend it to anyone just starting out in any earth based religion.