Rachel’s Tears Book Review

Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel ScottRachel’ s Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott

Goodreads Summary:

The Columbine tragedy in April 1999 pierced the heart of our country. In December 1999, we 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.

My Thoughts:

A very moving and spiritual book about the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Of course I remember this horrific event, but I never followed too much of it afterwards concerning the victims or the shooters.

This book revealed the spiritual walk and life of Rachel Scott, one of the 13 victims in the form of narration from her parents and others who knew her as well as her journals. The journals were amazing as they shed light on her personal walk with God.

I’m a better person because of reading this book.

If you want to read about Rachel’s Challenge which was started because of her kind nature and spirit you can visit the website below:

Rachel’s Challenge