Monday, April 16, 2012

Tyndale Book Review: The Devil In Pew Number Seven

The Devil In Pew Number Seven by Rebecca N Alonzo and Bob DeMoss was simply an amazing book. Never in my life have I read a book that struck my heart like this one. I could identify with Rebecca's mother on so many levels, because I too, am a mother. My heart wept for this family as I read of the horrors they faced. Between their house being bombed many times and mid-night phone calls, I can't imagine the strength it had to have taken them not to go off running! The hatred of one many should not be able to cause as much misery as it did for this family of God.

I was so touched by the amount of forgiveness that each member of this family had for this man and his henchmen. The book talks not only about initial forgiveness, but forgiving every time the memory comes back to hurt. It talks about not letting an unforgiving heart to rest within you.

I, myself, am a firm believer in not being held captive by stubborn grudge-holding. I try to be quick to forgive (which should not be confused with forgetting). But I really took to heart the lesson that this woman had to share by remembering to forgive each time the memory of what has happened to me comes back to re-instill anger in my heart.

I would highly recommend this book. Not only is it wonderful to hear how this woman overcame the anger in her, but how she was able to take losing both of her parents to the antics of an angry man and turn that into a message for all.

I received this book free from Tyndale for review. I was not paid to review this book. The above photo of the book cover is taken from

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