This poignant story takes us on a journey into the depths of fundamentalist states of mind, and out the other side. It's a true story about how members of a deeply religious family attempt through their belief system to gain meaning, guidance, and success in their lives. This family holds beliefs that determine the identities and actions of its members. Because these beliefs derive from genuine fears and longings, the experiences they elicit are genuine, as well. Some of these beliefs resonate with the most ideal of human values, and can lead to success. Others resonate with common human fears and can cause isolation and failure. There are genuine religious experiences we can have...and many of us do have...that show the interconnectedness of all things and the universality of us all This account shows that no ideology is needed for these experiences to create their results. The journey of the family shared in this book makes these dynamics more understandable. This understanding can help prevent the kinds of conflicts that occur in the world when religious believers become committed to irrevocable beliefs that divide them from the rest of humanity.