Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review: The Devil in Pew Number Seven

Much thanks to Tyndale Publishers for sending me this book to review in exchange for my honest opinion.  I was not compensated in any other way.

The memories of a girl combined with her parents journals, eyewitness interviews, old newspaper clippings and court documents come together in an almost unbelievable true story.

This story was very interesting and easy to read.  The names of the small town folks did get confusing, but knowing exactly who everyone is, is not relevant to following the story.  While the book kept my attention, I am not convinced it is totally true.  These events took place decades ago, so memories may be skewed.  I do, however, certainly believe this family was harassed by a church member.

The moral of the story is remarkable.  The ability to forgive is divine.  When we forgive we become free.  That this family can forgive their tormentors is a wonderful example of God's love, grace and forgiveness to us.

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