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Rachel's Tears: 10th Anniversary Edition: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
Rachel's Tears 10th Anniversary Edition The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
Author: Beth Nimmo, Darrell Scott
"I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus . . . If I have to sacrifice everything . . . I will." -Rachel Scott The Columbine tragedy in April 1999 pierced the heart of our country. We later learned that the teenage killers specifically targeted Rachel Scott and mocked her Christian faith on their chilling, homemade vide...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400313471
ISBN-10: 1400313473
Publication Date: 2/17/2009
Pages: 224
Edition: 10th Anniversary edi
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Wonderful book everyone should read. Maybe the world would be a better place if we were more like Rachel.
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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.

A must read.


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