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Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him—with one exception. Glaring at him from pew number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church. Determined to get rid of anyone who stood in his way, he unleashed a plan of terror that was more devastating and violent than the Nichols family could have ever imagined. Refusing to be driven away by acts of intimidation, Rebecca's father stood his ground until one night when an armed man walked into the family's kitchen . . . and Rebecca's life was shattered. If anyone had a reason to harbor hatred and seek personal revenge, it would be Rebecca. Yet The Devil in Pew Number Seven tells a different story. It is the amazing true saga of relentless persecution, one family's faith and courage in the face of it, and a daughter whose parents taught her the power of forgiveness.
An amazing true story from the eyes of a preacher's daughter as the family was subject to a continued campaign of fear and violence from a power hungry member of their community. The book takes some time to get going, I'm not a fan of long winded story telling and the first two or three chapters seem to meander endlessly along its own course setting the backdrop in almost every conceivable deta... Read more
This is an incredible true story of forgiveness. I was so mad at the "devil" and the small town backwoods politics that allowed this tragedy to happen. I can't imagine having to go through the terror that this family endured and the twist at the end when Rebecca was in high school is inspiring. It motivated me to look at my own life and rethink whether I had truly forgiven someone who had deepl... Read more
What an amazing audio this is! As I was listening I kept reminding myself that it was a true story. The events of the author’s life are so traumatic, that they seemed like they were the contents of a novel. For a biographical account it is written in a beautiful and not sensational manner which comes across really well as an audio. It is narrated perfectly by Pam Ward, that I got really i... Read more