"Sex Rites" is a must read for anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. Diana goes to great lengths to separate fact from myth, using archeological evidence as oppose to theories and conjecture. Included are her personal journeys of discovery while seeking the truth behind the stories, her passion of which appears obvious through her writing. I was personally taken aback while reading, a whole plethora of emotions & ideas swirled through my head, all of which just pushed me to learn more. I am hesitantly ashamed to call her work a revelation, as it appears much of the evidence has been here all along. Her compounding knowledge of the ancient world is staggering; she makes it easy for you to put the missing pieces together. I must warn the reader that some of the information contained may be difficult to hear, but you owe it to yourself to "know the truth from whence you came" so to say. Fabulous read, masterfully written, "Sex Rites" will keep you enthralled till the end.