I don't know jan Sonja, but judging by the texts included in the book, it looks like she's Bahá'í
: "[...] a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind". After reading briefly about it on Wikipedia, it seems to be a spiritual movement that aims to unite the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh
, claimed to be "[...] a messenger of God, and he used the term Manifestation of God to define the concept of an intermediary between humanity and God". In the spirit of political correctness I won't comment any further on this ...
I agree with Kuti that the choice of texts is unfortunate, to say the least. This book is really not the place for religious propagation. If anything, these kinds of texts should have been published in a separate book. I've ordered the book out of linguistic interest and will be taking those sections with a truckload of salt.