BOOK REVIEW - Rachel's Tears

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Everyone working with youth should read this book and should make it available for every teenager to read! The tenth anniversary of this horrific shooting tragedy at Columbine is April 20th, 2009. We will remember!

Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott are Rachel Joy Scott’s divorced parents. Respectfully and poignantly they tell the story of their personal and family’s struggles and victories as they dealt with the loss of their beloved Rachel, the 1st student of 13 killed. Though she has died, her story of faith in Jesus Christ speaks and influences lives in ever widening circles. It is an inspiring story about God’s grace and love in the lives of all affected.

Particularly moving and revealing are Rachel’s journal pages and drawings showing this young girl’s spiritual journey of faith. Her thoughts, as well as her faith, are so mature for someone her age. She was a beautiful ordinary life-loving 17 year old, who had an extraordinary God, whom she loved and served. She could not have imagined how her vision to touch millions would come about through her death, not her life. I’m inspired that she stood up for what she believed.

Larger reproductions of her diary/journal pages would have been easier to read.

Closing off the book are a series of interesting questions and answers – new interviews – from a ten years later perspective. It's quickly read but it's influence is long-lasting.

I look forward to sharing this book with my grandchildren who are just entering their teens!

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a great book, Karin. It is so important to stand up for what we believe.

We have new computers--and have spent most of today getting them all set up. It will probably take another day or two. BUT-they are WONDERFUL--and faster than lightning.

Have a great Sunday.