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The Journals of Rachel Scott: A Journey of Faith at Columbine High

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  215 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Written teen to teen as a first-person narrative, this is not a book about the Columbine shootings - instead, it's a story of faith, told in Rachel's own words. The book includes first person narratives, journal entries, drawings from Rachel's diary, and notes from her parents and friends at Columbine High School. Additionally, "me pages" (what makes me angry, what I'm aft ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 13th 2001 by Thomas Nelson
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Katelyn Powers
Feb 11, 2016 Katelyn Powers rated it it was amazing
I read this book at age 12. It was the year after I had become a Christian, and it RADICALLY changed my life. This is about a girl killed in the Columbine High School shooting for her belief in God. She was one of two killed for being believers. It was the first time I had anything of this type of tragedy had been brought to my attention. This was a collection of writing she had been doing when she died, and her vulnerability and transparency changed me forever. It caused me to start writing poe ...more
Meg Adams
Jan 07, 2016 Meg Adams rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fic, spiritual, ya
I hate using the cheesy cliche that her death serves as an inspiration in some capacity, because in all reality, she was inspiring those around her by just being herself (and of course through her religious beliefs). I wanted to read this, not because she was religious, but I wanted to get to know this girl. I remember the Columbine shooting when I was in 8th grade, and being on lock down, and how none of us knew what "lock down" meant--or what was going on. It was the start to years of more sch ...more
This book is a super quick read that provides a lot of food for thought, especially for a teen-aged reader. Each chapter finishes with a challenge to think more deeply about a spiritual concept, and to make decisions that will change one's life. Rachel Scott was sold out for God, and her journals convey that truth eloquently. The author who compiled her writings gives her work a very teen-girl voice, but it works, mostly. I highly recommend this book to any young reader interested in giving thei ...more
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Kay Baird
May 19, 2010 Kay Baird rated it did not like it
How much of this content is actually from Scott? The heavy agenda of Nimmo made me doubt her assertions that she said what Rachel really meant. Creeped me out.
Dec 30, 2016 Angela rated it liked it
I gave this book 3 stars because it is an inspirational and uplifting book, but I just wasn't liking the format of how it was written. I like that they took her own words from her journals, but at times it worked and at times it didn't. I wanted to read her story, but I just don't believe the author brought out enough about her. But as far as it being hopeful , uplifting , and inspiring, it was all that, but could have been written better to hold your interest more. I love her story though and h ...more
Tina Rae
Jan 28, 2010 Tina Rae rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Columbine researchers
Well, I didn't actually like how this book was formatted. It wasn't actually written by Rachel. At least, most of it wasn't. Her family hired someone else to write as if they were Rachel. I honestly think that was just dumb since Rachel had been writing journals since she was much younger and had a lot of completed ones. I personally think her family only wanted certain parts of the journals published so Rachel would be portrayed as they wanted her, not as she actually was. Hence, why I didn't l ...more
Bree Peterson
Jun 28, 2013 Bree Peterson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
This is the final book (that I am aware of) about Rachel Joy Scott, martyr at Columbine High School. Her journals take you to the next level of her personality: her struggles, victories, prayers, drawings, musing, and a small glimpse into how much she loved her Lord. Over the time I've gotten to know her, Rachel has become one of my heroes, and although I'm not excited that the Columbine shootings happened, a rose has grown from that and it is beautiful.
Nov 17, 2015 Jerry rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

While most of this book was not actually written by Rachel herself, there are enough of her own writings to give an intimate portrait of a modern Christian martyr. Even though I knew how the book would end, reading it still brought a tear to my eye...which rarely happens.

Score: 4/5
Nov 28, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it
Very inspiring and I love reading Rachel's original works. My biggest problem with this book was that it was written in first person (although this did allow for some funny anecdotes). Overall I would definitely recommend this for anyone who admires Rachel as a role model in faith and absolute courage.
Marybeth Taylor
oh my gosh this book was so touching I was in tears at the end!
Alanna Young
Nov 01, 2014 Alanna Young rated it it was amazing
Very touching book. I love reading things about Columbine and i love the Rachel Scott's story
Shasta Bos
Feb 02, 2017 Shasta Bos rated it it was amazing
Definitely geared toward teenagers but it was still so very inspiring! Rachel was an incredible young lady! I will be tucking this book safely away so that my own daughter can read it when she enters her teen years.
Story of faith among tragedy. Great book though easy read. Helped me explore my faith more.
Dec 15, 2015 Masternamer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Inspired to write, inspired to live, and most of all a desire to love.

Read this at the perfect time. My heart is broken for the youth of our nation; those wandering my neighborhood, those sitting in my church, and those hiding in the shadows contemplating their existence. I see a generation succumbing to the darkness, an empty hopelessness that our "American Dream" has feed them. They've tasted it, only to vomit up the sugar-coated refuse that it is, only to return to their vomit because they d
Teresa in Ohio
Oct 02, 2011 Teresa in Ohio rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-read
Rachels. Challenge was brought to my school and it has enlightened my son. There are many things to take from this event. I have decided to start a journal with my children. And really work. On the 5 principles of. The challenge in my life.

I wish this book was her. Journal unedited and santized for th readers
Diana TheBookNerd
Apr 11, 2016 Diana TheBookNerd rated it really liked it
Rachel's story is AMAZING! She was just a normal teenager, who had the same problems we had. Her Faith was such an inspiration! Now she is in a better place with God our Father.
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