Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, when her family moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina to pastor the local church, the community welcomed them with open arms...with one exception. Harris Williams, harboring a grudge against Rebecca's father, Robert Nichols, began an assault of terror on the Nichols family that would last for years. They received threatening phone calls and letters, damage to property, shootings and bombings that culminated when Williams walked into the Nichol's kitchen armed with three guns and Rebecca's life was changed forever.
Rebecca tells her family's harrowing story in The Devil in Pew Number Seven, but she also shares her journey to forgiveness of the man who hurt her family so much. Her remarkable story will deepen your understanding of forgiveness in the midst of painful circumstances.
This is not a book for younger readers. The Devil in Pew Number Seven is a true story of one person's anger and hatred. . . and another's (Rebecca's) ultimate forgiveness. The horrible tragedy in this book is not for just any reader. I think it is best that I warn any who might be interested that this is an emotional book and not for light reading. Rebecca is to be admired. This book is written from Rebecca's perspective as she recalls the events of her childhood. All that went on before, and leading up to the horrific events is almost unbelievable. Then, Rebecca has a unique opportunity to face the person responsible, and instead of anger, she gives forgiveness. This is a wonderful emotion-packed book. A definite tear-jerker, and will leave the reader thinking about it long after the story has ended.
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