Family Turns Tragedy into Forgiveness

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CBNNews.com - Imagine something as routine as going to church and being caught in the middle of a shooting spree.

That's exactly what happened to one family in Colorado Springs a little more than a year ago when their worst nightmare came true. The lives of two bright young girls, Stephanie and Rachel Works, were abruptly cut short that morning.

Click play for a CBN News interview with the Works.  Also, click here for Pat Robinson's comments on how they've responded to their family tragedy.

Just as the family was preparing to head home from church, Sunday, December 9, 2007 a gunman armed with ammunition and anger toward Christians indiscriminately opened fire on their mini-van.

The family that had started the day with six members ended it losing two: Stephanie and Rachel.

Their father David Works, who was also shot, survived his severe wounds. He and his wife Marie and two remainig daughters, Laurie and Gracie, were left to wonder where God was in the midst of their tragedy.

Last summer, David talked with CBN News about the painful loss and their quest to find peace.

Now, the couple has written a new book in which they chronicle their ordeal from grief to healing to forgiveness.

The journey even brought them face-to-face with the parents of their daughters' killer. Less than a month after the shooting David and Marie agreed to meet with the parents of Matthew Murray, the young man responsible for killing their daughters.

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