Our daughter was staying at the YWAM base in Denver when the shooter showed up there but, we were not the parents that received the call that our daughter had been shot. I cannot remotely imagine what the Works and the other families went through, but I thank them for sharing their story. I am so glad I read this book as it gave me a better perspective on what actully happened when Matthew Murray showed up at the YWAM base and then finished his shooting spree at the New Life Church. I would recommend this book to everyone.
This book lets the reader know that there is another and better way to respond to grief and death and that it can be productive and honor the lives of the person or people who lost their life or lives.
It's too bad this book hasn't caught on more over the years. It draws you in to the life of the Works family, their home life, their search for a church fellowship(ranging from home church to mega-church), homeschooling and the growth of faith in the hearts of God's people, It not only deals with the struggles and victories of a family who loose two of their daughters to a shooting in their church's parking lot, it also deals with the struggles of their church community and the struggles of the parents of the shooter.
It truly challenged me in terms of the level of faith and forgiveness in my own heart. So much so that I had a copy sent to a friend right away.
May God bless you on whatever point you happen to be He has you at this point in your life!