Terror by Night: The True Story of the Brutal Texas Murder That Destroyed a Family, Restored One Man s Faith, and Shocked a Nation

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Oct 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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At 3:00 a.m. on March 1, 2008, Terry Caffey awoke to find his daughter’s boyfriend standing in his bedroom with a gun. An instant later the teen opened fire, killing Terry’s wife, his two sons, and wounding him 12 times, before setting the house ablaze. Terry fell into deep depression and planned to kill himself, but God intervened. Upon visiting his burned-out property, Terry noticed a scorched scrap of paper from one of his wife’s books leaning against a tree trunk. The page read: “[God,] I couldn’t understand why You would take my family and leave me behind to struggle along without them. And I guess I still don’t totally understand that part of it. But I do believe that You’re sovereign; You’re in control.” That page was like a direct message from God, and it turned Terry’s life around. Now, one year later, Terry is remarried, the adoptive father of two young sons, and working to rebuild his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter, who is currently serving two life sentences in a Texas state penitentiary for her involvement in the crimes.
Terror by Night tells the compelling story of how Terry Caffey found peace after his wife and sons were brutally murdered and his teenage daughter implicated in the crime. Sharing never-before-told details about the night of the crime and subsequent murder trial, it explains how Terry was able to forgive the men who murdered his family, and how he even interceded with the prosecutors on their behalf. A powerful example of how the power of forgiveness can bring healing after tragedy and great loss, it shows how God can bring good out of even the darkest tragedies.

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User Review  - branjohb - LibraryThing

I cannot imagine going through what this family went through. The pain and suffering for the father has to be a phenomenal level. I am sure the book is therapy for Terry Caffey and his story must be told. Although his story resonated with me, the book or the writing did not. One thumb up. Read full review

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User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

Terror By Night By: Terry Caffey with James H. Pence True Faith This book was amazing I enjoyed every page. I was at the edge of my seat I could not believe I only took two days to read this book. I ... Read full review


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James H. Pence (Campbell, TX), author of How to Do Everything with HTML, is a self-described "non-technical" writer. He was trained in creative writing and journalism at the Dallas Theological Seminary. As a member of the HTML Writers' Guild, James authors and maintains his own Web site, Tuppence Creative Ministries, at www.tuppence.org. Addition-ally, he works as a freelance Web designer and is currently developing sites for author Reg Grant (www.reggrant.com).

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