Kara is five years old when a strange message convinces her father he has been chosen by God as a prophet and the rest of his family as disciples. Overjoyed and with extended family in tow, he shares his news with fellow Jehovah's Witnesses. But instead of the anticipated rapture, his announcement is met with suspicion, hostility, and prompt excommunication from the Fellowship. Disappointed, yet undeterred, the family set about forming their own private church and a new, 'make it up as we go along' religion is born. In this deeply moving and by turns darkly comic memoir, Kara explains in her own young voice the fear and confusion of the years that followed, the devastating loss of her identity, and her ever-growing resolve to escape the madness and find her place in society.