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Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrel Scott with Steve Rabey
Rachel Scott was one of the 13 people shot and killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. This book was written by her parents to help the world know more about their daughter and her deep desire to live for the Lord.
This was not a book for reading enjoyment, but a book to help open the readers eyes to Rachel's life here on earth. There are parts of this book that are hard to read. It is emotional and you can feel the pain of her parents. There pain is real and raw and my heart ached for them as I read it. But most importantly you see the love they have for their daughter and the Lord.
What I found really interesting were Rachel's journal entries that were included in the book. They really help the reader see and understand who she was and what she stood for. This young lady was all about living for her Lord. Her desire was to shine for her Savior and it is very evident in this book. But, in this book you also see her human struggles and I think it helps to make her seem more real to the reader.
This book does contain information about and some conversations between Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the murders. It is intense and real (only the first letter of curse words are printed).
I would have to say I didn't agree with everything printed in this book. But I am glad I got a chance to read it. It helped me know more about a young lady who was on fire for the Lord and in her death has brought thousands to seek the Lord.