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Rachel’s Tears
February 13, 2009, 5:05 am
Filed under: Non-Fiction Review, Thomas Nelson Reviews


About the Book

“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 videotapes. Rachel Scott died for her faith. Now her parents talk about Rachel’s life and how they have found meaning in their daughter’s martyrdom in the aftermath of the school shooting. Rachel’s Tears comes from a heartfelt need to celebrate this young girl’s life, to work through the grief and the questions of a nation, and to comfort those who have been touched by violence in our schools today. Using excerpts and drawings from Rachel’s own journals, her parents offer a spiritual perspective on the Columbine tragedy and provide a vision of hope for preventing youth violence across the nation.

Ten years after the colombine tragedy, Thomas Nelson has re-released one of my favorite books. Rachel’s Tears. The text is completely the same as the original Rachel’s Tears with new interviews with her parents, Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott, and a forward written by Chuck & Gena Norris.

My Review
This is a book I can’t read without crying. Everytime I read it, I think long and hard on what is most important in my life.
Even though many people didn’t know Rachel Joy Scott before April 20, 1999, she is still making a big impact on the world, and will continue for a long time.
What I love most about this book is seeing some of her diary entries. Her heart was kind and loving but she still had questions and doubts. It’s written by Rachel’s parents, which makes it very heartfelt.  It’s also good to read where her parents are since the book was first published nearly 10 years ago.
You will walk away from this book with a renewed sense of God’s amazing grace.  This is a great book for someone who wants to know hope in a world that doesn’t feel very hopeful. If you let it, your thoughts on life and death will be changed. I don’t know of anyone whose heart and soul wouldn’t be touched by Rachel’s tears and her story.


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well writen, pleasure to read, thanks for the language of hope and sincerity in your review of the literature in ¨Rachel´s Tears.¨ I´ll wait to read it until regreso de peru!

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