Well worth the read, particularly for a general understanding of scrupulosity, its history (Martin Luther, St. Ignatius Loyola-founder of the Jesuits,Well worth the read, particularly for a general understanding of scrupulosity, its history (Martin Luther, St. Ignatius Loyola-founder of the Jesuits, and John Bunyan all suffered from it), and a practical treatment method. ...more
If you think you have a complete picture of the events and people involved in the awful tragedy that took place at Columbine High School almost 12 yeaIf you think you have a complete picture of the events and people involved in the awful tragedy that took place at Columbine High School almost 12 years ago, this book will show you otherwise.
Even with all the non-stop media coverage in the days that followed AND the follow-up reports as the sad anniversary rolled around in succeeding years, I discovered there was so much I didn't know...particularly about the killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
The author unwraps the story very much as one would peel an onion, pulling away layer after layer until you see into the minds and hearts (or perhaps lack thereof in the case of Eric, a true psychopath) of the perpetrators.
As uncomfortable as the language and hatred spewed by both boys sometimes made me feel, I decided the book was worth 5 stars because it transported me into the underbelly of America's high schools today and made me realize how very little we know what our youth really think. I can empathize with the parents but I believe the Klebolds, in particular, were really caught unaware. This book would be worth reading even if it only contained the author's descriptive listing of the signs and symptoms of Eric's psychopathy and Dylan's severe depression.
It is no easy thing to be a parent in America today, and even if we have no concerns about our own children, we would do well to better understand their world and the friends they choose. ...more