A very open and honest inside look at the life of one of the Columbine High School victims. I greatly admire this family's courage in allowing others into their very private grief and devastation. May the lessons of Columbine and the pain of the families left behind never be forgotten!!
Excellent, inspiring and thought-provoking portrait of a young girl who was killed in the Columbine High School massacre. The book chronicles Rachel's spiritual journey through the trials and tribulations of adolescent life, school and family, and ultimately influenced her to be a witness at Columbine. Never preachy or overly moralistic, this book is the perfect reminder of how good always defeats evil.
This book was really good but as I am sure you can understand it was very sad. I was captivated by the story of Columbine and being able to hear a story of one of the people invovled meant a lot to me.
Rachel Scott was killed in April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School. This biography, which includes artwork, poetry and prose from Rachels' personal journal, along with antedotes from her family, is a
book everyone should read.
Normally I wouldn't read a book with such religious views. But when Columbine happened, I will admitt I was affected, probably more so than other not having a direct connection with the children of Columbine. I dropped out of school. We had our own Trench Coat Mafia, and that was all I needed to run and run fast from a school, that not one month ago, got a bomb threat that sent the school into lockdown. The Bomb Squad was sent in students home, hours after the initial warning. I read the book in hopes of being comforted by the parents of Rachel Joy Scott, in a way it helped. They learned to foregive Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. In a way the didn't help, I feel we need more than just the word of GOD in our schools. Many teenagers are Atheist and would rebuke the thought of bible studies or prayer be in the halls of our schools. We as parents need to moniter what are children are doing. I am one who does not blame the games, music, films or guns. It is the lack of knowing. This book was very informative as to Rachel's life, she had a relationship with god that many wish they had. The last few chapters gave you a better look at Rachel's premonitions of the doom to come. Her drawings are beautiful to say the least. Give the book a try, you may, like me find a new sence of self. It certainly makes you look differently on how you and others treat the people around you in your lives. Be it people you know or the stranger you pass on your way in to the market. Give it a try, that is all I can say.
This is of Rachel Scott, typical teenager, and how one brief moment in time and how that has effected everyone, even you and I reading this book who did not know her personally. It could help other parents worried about similar things happening where they live.
This book was very touching. The story of Rachel Joy Scott, a student who was killed during the Columbine tragedy in April of 1999, is one that is filled with a strong faith in Jesus and God.
Through the journals that Rachel kept, as a way to communicate with God, we are shown her personal struggles that come with living her faith on a daily basis. But the journals Rachel kept are not the only parts to this book. Rachel's parents Beth and Darrell take turns throughout the book talking about certain aspects of their lives before, during and after the tragedy. Their takes on the killer's lives, and the understanding that their daughter had with God.
I found myself crying at so many points throughout this book. Rachel seemed to be a truly caring person, the kind of person that everyone wants to have in their lives. It is a shame that she was taken so early, but in her short life she seemed to have touched so many lives.
While I did enjoy this book I think that toward the end it became somewhat redundant in that Rachel's parents seem to share the same kinds of tidbits about their lives with Rachel. I do not fault them for this, as I can not imagine the task of writing about the loss of a child let alone losing a child so young. But I am glad that they choose to share this story and I hope that through this reading people can find faith and hope.
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This book is wonderful. It is for the young and old. This book has left a mark on me, what an inspiration this young girl still is, even after her death. If only more people could be like her. This is a must read!
Very good book. I hadn't really known of Rachel Scott's story in detail at all before. It was so wonderful to get to read journal entries and see the heart of a God-devoted teenager. To see how her parents have grown from her death was truly beautiful. What faith in God they have and I really admire that they clung to Christ through the loss of their daughter. I think it is amazing that she foresaw her death! She knew she didn't have long on this earth. Her closeness to Christ is what helped her have strength and courage to be loving and ready to continue on without fear. I really felt I could relate to her past a lot.
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this was one of the books that flipped my world upside down. I was actually in Gelden high on lock down when columbine was in a shoot out my cousin died in the library so I wanted to know WHAT happened this book turned the whole shootout from a tragic situation to a spiritual event I understand waaaaay more then I did about the spiritual implications concerning Columbine and it started with Rachels book nearly 15 years later I am still learning spiritual truths from Columbine
Rachel's Tears: 10th Anniversary Edition
The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
By Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott
Shots rang out on the campus of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado the morning of April 20, 1999. Rachel Joy Scott was eating lunch with a friend, Richard Castaldo, just outside the school. She was shot and injured. The gunman, a fellow student, asked her if she still believed in God. She answered "You know I do." She was shot again, at point blank range to her head. Fatal.
After her death, journals Rachel had kept were found both in her home and in the backpack she had been wearing that fatal morning now bearing the scar of a bullet hole. These journals are the basis for Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott, 10th Anniversary Edition.
Rachel's Tears will take you on an utterly fascinating journey into the life, love, heart and soul of Rachel Joy Scott. You will become Rachel's friend and confidant as you read actual excerpts from her journal in her handwriting. You will feel excitement. You will feel pain. You will feel confusion. You will feel peer pressure. You will feel love. And above all, you will feel faith. Rachel's faith. And passion for Jesus Christ. It will blow you away. It will move you, especially when you learn how faith prepared her for martyrdom.
This was one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. I saw Rachels father at Seacoast church in SC right after she was murdered. What a beautiful testament he had concerning his daughter. It is so refreshing to know that a young person can be so on fire for her God and Die not being ashamed of who he is and what he meant to her.
"Jesus Freaks" by dc talk and voices of the martyers and "Rachel's Tears" by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott book evaulations.
If you dont read anyother Christian book please read this book, JESUS FREAKS! I recommend it in conjunction with Rachels Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott. I give these two books a 10. These are stories that our governement would like to cover up because they dont want you to know just how anti-Christian this governement has become. Call me whatever you want these stories are suppressed otherwise we would have all heard about them by now. Columbine as the book says in Rachels Tears is a Spiritual Event and 13 crosses attest to that.
A young 17 yo girl was confronted by terrorists and they said to her, DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD? She answered yes and then they said it again and she again confirmed her faith...they shot her in the head. This story is no different than so many others in this book , all true, all heroic, but this one jumped out at me because I thought it was someone in another country not in America. I thought it was in historical years past not in 1999. I had just gotten the book titled, "RACHELS TEARS" and had not started it yet when I read this story in JESUS FREAKS and low and behold its the same girl. She is from Columbine High School and Rachel Scott is her name. I would like to send Lavonne and Curt JESUS FREAKS if they dont already have it and I am sending Rachels Tears to my daughter in law, not that shell read it but maybe.
Here is a poem from the book, Rachels Tears written by her Dad while speaking on the need for possible more gun control. His thoughts on this matter are:
Your laws ignore our deepest needs
Your words are empty air
Youve stripped away our heritage
Youve outlawed simple prayer
And precious children die
You see for answers everywhere
And ask the question, "WHY?"
You regulate restrictive laws
Through legislative creed
And yet you fail to understand
That God is what we need! BY Darrel Scott father of Rachel Scott American Christian Maryter
Another quote from Rachels Tears quote:
Duke of Wllington once said, " IF YOU DIVORCE RELIGION FROM EDUCATION, YOU PRODUCE A RACE OF CLEVER DEVILS" end quote.
I agree with him its not more gun control its putting God back where He belongs. I quote my book, The Choice. When we remove God and His precepts from our schools etc we invite violence.
My poems to Rachel and Columbine survivors
13 Crosses by GL
13 lives given to God
13 crosses above the sod
13 voices sing evermore
13 dances on heavens shore
13 families drawn by love
13 heros up above
13 souls in heaven are born
13 people reaching those who mourn
13 hearts in Gods loving care
13 sorrowing students no longer despair
13 leaps of joy and laughter
13 smile everafter
13 lives given to God
13 crosses above the sod BY GL
She became Queen today by GL
She became a Queen today
Forever is His arms to stay
Her King reigns with her hand in hand
Together they will reach our land
Telling America of Gods loving plan
Many will remember Her and say
Her majesty is Queen today!
To Rachel HRH from GL
My personal story of school violence at www.hope7.highpowersites.com