Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Book Review - Rachel's Tears

I am a book review blogger for Thomas Nelson Publishing and this is my first review. Note: You can also become a book reviewer by going to their website and applying.

Review of Rachel's Tears - 10 Years After Columbine ... Rachel Scott's Faith Lives On by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott.

What a beautiful testimony of a lovely young girl who lived her life of faith out loud.

Pros: A loving tribute to their daughter, Rachel. Seeing this tragedy through her parents and friends' eyes brings the tragedy to a new perspective - a closeness that does not penetrate our mind through just the media coverage of the events. I appreciate their willingness to share through their pain and through their brokenness. Rachel's life and testimony is one that we can all learn from - to walk a clearer path following Jesus, as He intended. I found the insights that God had given to Rachel very interesting - insights into her death and into her reaching others for Christ.

Cons: The book is divided into separate sections - those where Darrell "speaks" and then where Beth "speaks" (and occasional others). For me personally, it was more difficult to keep the story on track. With this approach, some information is repeated from each of their voices. There was also the constant reminder of division in their family.

Overall, I would recommend this book and want to express my condolences to them for their loss of a beautiful daughter. May God continue to use her story for His glory.


  1. sounds wonderful...I'll need to get my hands on this one :o)


  2. Thanks for sharing. See, pretty soon you'll be writing books as well as reviewing them. :)

    I may have to check this one out...I have a couple others that I need to read first.

  3. Wow!! Where do you find the time!!! Mother, teacher, wife,friend, care groups, bible study and now book reviews... how wonderful you are... The book sounds good. Thanks for the insight.

  4. I've read this book before, but it was years ago. Great review! I signed up to be a TN Review Blogger, too! Sounds fun! I LOVE to read, so free books are always great! So glad to see you tonight at bible study! We've missed you! Take care and get some rest!

  5. Cool. I signed up just now. I love to read so this could be great!

  6. This is a really good book for both teens and adults to read. Highly recommended!


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