It was just another Monday morning, albeit an exceptionally lovely one. The people of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, went about their daily lives, tending their farms and heading off to work or school. Only one man had any idea of what this particular Monday would hold. One man... and the God in whom he no longer believed.
Certainly Rebecca Sue* did not know. She walked to school with her sister as she did every day, never suspecting that, within hours, a world that had never heard of Nickel Mines would be talking of little else.
In the days and months that followed, Rebecca Sue, her family, and her community struggled to come to grips with the tragic events of that morning. The happening had left six dead, five wounded, and thousands shocked and grieving. Somehow they had to find peace, and forgive the man who had caused their grief.
Only by the grace of God.
*The author chose to tell this story, based on a true event, through the eyes of a fictitious character, Rebecca Sue. She is a compilation of the survivors of the shooting.