One reviewer said: "A female second messiah is a hard concept to grasp. If you are religious I would recommend suspending reality. Just enjoy the story for the fast paced thriller and brush over the religious and feminist overtures."
I'm not sure I agree with it being a difficult concept. I'm not religious now, but I was through much of my life, and I don't know that I would have found that concept difficult. On the other hand, the idea interested me because I grew up in a church where only men could be leaders, supposedly because Jesus and his apostles were all men. And I thought -- what would happen if there were a possibility of a female messiah, what would these men think? How would they react?