Beautiful deck and descriptions. Yes. It's true that it can be a little tricky finding the card descriptions in the guidebook but I don't feel it should prevent you from considering this deck. Table of contents does the trick and besides , the longer you use the deck, the more you learn it. Eventually you'll know where each card is in the book. As for certain Christian religious figures being in the deck, just look at them as symbols. I was brought up Catholic but it never really resonated with me, I'm more spiritual in a non-dogmatic way. I understand why some people are bothered by it, but in my opinion, if you're not of that faith, why can't you look at them as any other symbol --like The Star in Tarot. Don't let other reviews deter you. It's true that not every deck is going to work for everyone, but , in my opinion, this is too beautiful of a deck to overlook. I definitely recommend it.