Strobel is a master at reaching into the hearts and minds of readers, as well as asking and answering difficult questions about life and faith. Those who have a longtime Christian background will especially identify with Rachel’s struggles. Incredibly realistic situations offer much food for thought.

Rachel Westing has lived a blessed life, following God’s lead. Yet her world is rocked when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her and her parents’ marriage is crumbling. Rachel doesn’t think God is very trustworthy and decides to walk away from her faith. She quits her job and moves across the country to live with her old friend Daphne, a non-Christian who leads an exciting life. Things don’t turn out as Rachel imagined they would; how can she discover the real Rachel? (DAVID C. COOK, Sep., 240 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel