“Knowing all the answers isn’t as important as asking the questions.”
The book chronicles Rachel’s spiritual journey from her early years in Birmingham, AL, to her teenage and college years in Dayton, TN (home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial and Bryan College), to her current life as an author, speaker & blogger. This is a story of faith. A faith tried and tested, but ultimately strong enough to ask the most difficult questions…the ones without answers.
Rachel’s story is well written, funny, poignant, insightful, challenging and unfinished. If you are looking for a book to answer all of life’s tough questions, this book is not it. However, if you are looking for a book the will help you ask the right questions, you should definitely read this book!
Similar to Plan B, this book doesn’t end with everything tied up in a nice little bow. To be totally honest, although reading “Evolving in Monkey Town” has helped to strengthen my belief in some areas, I probably have more questions now than before I read this book. Strangely though, there is a greater peace in the line of questions I am asking now than in many of the dogmatic answers I have been so desperately trying to hang onto for years…and my faith is stronger for it.