The distinct staccato of automatic fire from assault rifles—followed by scattered screams—shattered the silence of the Sunday evening service.
A band of terrorists burst into the sanctuary and began executing, with icy effectiveness, their heinous plans of mass murder.
This church massacre would have claimed even more than the 11 lives and 53 injured recorded that day if not for one man. Armed with just a snub-nosed .38 revolver and crouching behind a pew, he dared shoot back—sending the terrorists running away with him in hot pursuit.
This is the true story of Charl van Wyk and it’s one that anybody who values the right to defend their life, and the lives of others, should know. Such a personal experience stirred Van Wyk to do something few have done—provide a thorough Biblical exploration of the matter of armed self-defense.
He forthrightly deals with the consequences of his actions, and directly addresses the concerns that plague many God-fearing men, including: Should Christian men carry arms? When is it appropriate to defend ourselves and our families? What can Christians do when our God-given right to self-defense is being legislated away from us?