Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 2, Chapter 7

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 2, Chapter 7


  • There's no need to fear, the Underdowns are here!
  • Okay, maybe there is need to fear. The Congo is heating up politically, and the Underdowns are hauling their butts outta there.
  • They advise the Prices do the same (and Rachel really really wants to leave) but their Father is determined to stay the course, because God: "In His benevolent service we will stay" (2.7.73).