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Preview — Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
"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 fai...more
I read this book a few months back and somehow couldn't find the words to properly review it. Many parts left me feeling depleted, solemn, and disturbed. But I was also immensely inspired.
Rachel's Tears — a heartbreaking but enlightening telling of the Columbine massacre — provides you with an uncomfortable front row seat to the horrific story behind the story. This touching memoir focuses on a young girl's journey to faith, and her unfortunate, untimely, and heinous execution for embr ...more
I am still speechless after reading this book. It really hit home and made me realize how cruel the world can be. Rachel Joy Scott was an ordinary, fun-loving teenager, but she had a major strike against her- she was a Christian. Two of her fellow male classmates constantly ridiculed her, and Rachel even lost friends because of her beliefs. In this book, the people who knew her best share the final days of Rachel’s life through their thoughts and her own personal thoughts ...more
Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo is about Columbine martyr Rachel Joy Scott. Various people who knew her write about that tragic day and the type of person Rachel was.
Her brother Craig was also there but survived by pretending to be dead. He got up and led people out even though his two best friends were killed. Rachel was eating lunch with a friend when she was shot and killed. Rachel was just l ...more
I am a public educator. I have seen "Rachel's Challenge." However, in the final pages, both of her parents state that including religion back into public education might have prevented this.
I'm sorry, but it's not that simple.
And for ...more
In the years following the tragedy of Columbine, more information has come out about each of the victims. What has been revealed of Rachel Scott is that she was a target of the two gunman for her beliefs, and her reputation that conflicted with them. ...more
After her death, journals Rachel had kept were found both in her home and in the backpack she had been wearing tha ...more
I picked this up at a giveaway on Saturday, and finished reading it on Sunday.
The reason I loved this book is because this 17-year-old was consumed by her Lord and allowed Him to work in her, and above all, wasn't too afraid or 'stuck up' to be able to show her light to cast-outs and kids who thought no one loved them. It was very humbling to read how Rachel continually sought God and His will for her, always keeping her eyes upward. Public school must've ...more
The book that I read for this project is “Rachel’s Tears” by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott. The book is about the Columbine Shootings that took place on April 20, 1999. The book’s main focus is on Rachel Joy Scott and her family’s experiences with the tragedy. Rachel was killed in the shootings and her brother Craig was greatly traumatized. This is also about how Rachel Joy Scott had found a deep relationship with God. Her kindness and compassion reached out to ma ...more
The title relates to the story because Rachel was big into writing stuff in journals, so in one of her journals she drew a picture of herself with thirteen tears coming out of her eyes and turning into drops of blood. And on the day of the Columbine shooting, 13 people were killed.
The purpose of this book is to tell Rachel’s story and how God worked through her and helped many people before the shooting.
The book Rachel’s Tears, by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott takes place in 1999 when the Columbine shooting happened in Littleton, Colorado.This non-fiction book explains Rachel’s life and how religious, nice and caring she was. How religious Rachel was actually made religion one of the many themes in this book. She was really close to God, which some people would think is impossible. However, Rachel was pretty much best friends with God. She went to Him with everything and he gave her everything ...more
I recommend this book to anyone who want to know more about the Columbine High Massacre and who want to know more about Christianity. I also r ...more
Mostly it's a book on her parent's opinion of God and religion, what's wrong with our society (lack of religion), and a few of Rachel's journal excerpts tossed in.
I'm not feeling less enthused about this book because of their view point. I was just looking more for a journal type book.
Despite my lower rating of the book, it was just what I needed. I ...more
I felt the book, "Rachel's Tears," was very emotional. I felt this book was emotional because of how horrific an ...more
Rachel was not the most popular, or the smartest, or the prettiest - but she had a light shining within her. This light was the love and personal relationship she with the Lord. This light was Jesus living inside her.
Not until after her death did her parents ...more