#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #6: The Devil In Pew Number Seven

Devil in pew sevenTitle: The Devil in Pew Number Seven

Author: Rebecca Nichols Alonzo with Bob DeMoss

Started: January 30, 2014    Finished: January 31: 2014

Number of Pages: 271    Total for 2014: 2,665

What it’s About: This non-fiction book is a memoir/biography of a ministry family in North Carolina in the 1970s, from the point-of-view of the oldest child, Rebecca Nichols (Alonzo). At the beginning of the book, seven year-old Rebecca is running away from her home at the pleaded instruction of her father, looking for help. The book traces the events that led up to that night, the story of a pastor and his wife determined to trust in God’s protection and forgive and love their enemies, and the aftermath of an event that rocked their world.

What happens if you’re called to pastor a church and there’s a member of that body who not only disapproves of your leadership, but is willing to go to great lengths to chase you away? This true story is the worst-case scenario of a pastor caught in just that situation.

This book was an easy read and the story is compelling.

Why I Read It: The biography section faces the religion section at the public library. While glancing around to see if there were any books I thought I should read in the 000s and 100s, I turned and spied this book at the end of a row. I grabbed it, read the synopsis on the back and tossed it in my bag to check out on the chance I might read it. Yesterday, I finished one book and decided to skim this book and ended up reading it all.