Imagine your father is the pastor of a church, where your mother plays the organ, in a small town where you are loved and quickly accepted. Do you imagine being happy? Feeling safe? Rebecca Nichols Alonzo was that child, along with her younger brother Daniel… but they never felt safe. With threatening letters in the mail, harassing late-night phone calls, and several explosions around their home, life for the Nichols family was far from peaceful and safe. Then, one night, a man came in armed with three guns. Rebecca’s life would never be the same.
I can’t even begin to imagine the pain of going through this. Rebecca tells us her story as an example of, of all things, forgiveness. If anyone would be allowed feelings of hate, revenge, or bitterness… it would be Rebecca. But she has chosen another path. A path she had seen her parents take many times as she grew up. A path that is commanded by our Heavenly Father: forgiveness. In this book she takes us back to how it all started, walks us through the events, and the aftermath. Through it all, she focuses on the act of forgiveness and its healing powers.
1) Is it understandable? = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 4.5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5 (“enjoyability” is probably not the best word for this type of book, but you will be kept engaged)
Average of score 4.8
Overall grade = A
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale.