I can’t possibly write an unbiased review of the brilliant little bookAnswers Will Come: Trusting the Lord in the Meantime, since its author Shalissa Lindsay has been one of my dearest friends since we were freshman roommates. I can have four hour long conversations with her and still feel like I’m not finished talking yet. I had the great opportunity of giving her feedback on it during an early drafting stage as well–I love her honesty, her insights, and her perspectives on trusting the Lord. She is particularly effective at creating analogies to help illuminate challenging ideas. But so that you don’t have to take my word for it, I’m linking to this review by Daniel Petersen, found here.
Go read his review! We’ll wait. And now, a little bit about Answers Will Come from the perspective of its author, Shalissa Lindsay:
Why did you decide to write this book? Who is its intended audience?
Anyone who asks enough gospel questions will eventually reach doctrinal or historical spots where we just don’t have answers yet. Those revelations are still pending. And frankly, that’s the point of Earth life—to spend some time learning to walk in the dark (by the light of faith). So the question is: when you hit an area of faith that just doesn’t make sense, how do you find intellectual breathing space? How do you help your intellect learn to trust? That’s what this book is about.
When I was preparing for a mission as a young adult, I spent some long, tearful, distrustful months grappling with hard gospel questions. I know that dark, lonely place where you keep banging on heaven’s door and hearing nothing. But I’ve also come through on the other side—to years filled with incredible conviction and peace and joy in the gospel.