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But there's much more to the story than armed self-defense. "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense" is a book about bring prepared for the crisis - spiritually as well as physically.

Charl Van Wyk, a South African missionary, implores Americans to recognize that itis time for such preparedness here.

Van Wyk's close encounter came in 1993 when he found himself in the midst of what became known as the St. James Massacre - a packed Sunday evening church service in South Africa attacked by Islamic terrorists.

"Grenades were exploding in flashes of light," he wrote. " Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air. An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews - and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory - to pieces. We were being attacked!"

Some of the attackers later confessed their aim was to wipe out everyone in the church that night - about 1,000 worshippers.

They assumed they would be met with no armed resistance.

But Van Wyk, a trained military man as well as a Christian pastor, was carrying a .38 revolver that night. And when he had the opportunity to secure his own safety in the mayhem, he began returning fire.

While he was outgunned and outmanned, the surprised terrorists fled the scene, pursued only by one armed Christian with a handgun. "Shooting Back."

But there's much more to the story than armed self-defense. "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense" is a book about bring prepared for the crisis - spiritually as well as physically.

Charl Van Wyk, a South African missionary, implores Americans to recognize that itis time for such preparedness here.

Van Wyk's close encounter came in 1993 when he found himself in the midst of what became known as the St. James Massacre - a packed Sunday evening church service in South Africa attacked by Islamic terrorists.

"Grenades were exploding in flashes of light," he wrote. " Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air. An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews - and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory - to pieces. We were being attacked!"

Some of the attackers later confessed their aim was to wipe out everyone in the church that night - about 1,000 worshippers.

They assumed they would be met with no armed resistance.

But Van Wyk, a trained military man as well as a Christian pastor, was carrying a .38 revolver that night. And when he had the opportunity to secure his own safety in the mayhem, he began returning fire.

While he was outgunned and outmanned, the surprised terrorists fled the scene, pursued only by one armed Christian with a handgun.: http://superstore.wnd.com/sales/BUNDLES/The-Shooting-Back-Bu...

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