9/22/2010

The Devil in Pew Number Seven

A True Story
Rebecca Nichols Alonzo
with Bob DeMoss
2010
Tyndale
Non-fiction/Memoir/True Crime

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

I must start this review by saying this book frightened me.  I love crime stories and mysteries, but this was a true story and it frightened me, because it truly is a possibility in any day and age.
In the late 60's Pastor Nichols moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina.  A small town, really just a wide spot in the road, named for all the people in the area named Sellers.  What Pastor Nichols did not realize was that this small country church, he was the new pastor at, was controlled by a man who was not even an member.
This story is the story of said man's journey to rid Sellerstown of Pastor Nichols and his family.  As he sent in a anonymous letter, they would leave either "walking, crawling, dead or alive."  It is truly a time of emotional abuse, terroristic threatenings, bombings and a frightful time for a young family.
I must say I truly admired the clarity, and the lack of bitterness that Rebecca showed in this book, it was truly an inspiration of forgiveness and grace. 278 pages $14.99 US 4 stars.
Thanks to Tyndale for providing this book for review.  No payment was received for this review.

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