"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 faith. Now her parents talk about Rachel's life and how they have found meaning in their daughter's martyrdom in the aftermath of the school shooting. Rachel's Tears comes from a heartfelt need to celebrate this young girl's life, to work through the grief and the questions of a nation, and to comfort those who have been touched by violence in our schools today. Using excerpts and drawings from Rachel's own journals, her parents offer a spiritual perspective on the Columbine tragedy and provide a vision of hope for preventing youth violence across the nation.
Meets national education standards.
|Contributor(s)||Beth Nimmo , Darrell Scott , Steve Rabey|
|About the Contributor(s)||Beth Nimmo
Beth Nimmo is the mother of Rachel Scott, the first victim killed at Columbine High School. Beth is the co-author of Rachel's Tears and author of The Journals of Rachel Scott.
Steve Rabey is an award-winning author of 30+ books and 2,000+ articles for 100+ major media outlets including The New York Times and Christianity Today. His books on faith and culture for ABA and CBA publishers include study Bibles; the bestselling Rachel's Tears about Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott (350,000+ copies sold) and The Lessons of St. Francis (50,000+ copies sold). Steve's articles have been published by major outlets including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Religion News Service. He has covered religion for the Colorado Springs Gazette for two decades (church mergers, Billy Graham's legacy, "nones"). Recent stories about Christians and legalized marijuana for OnFaith generated 7,000+ Facebook shares. Steve has an M.A. in church history from Denver Seminary. He has taught at Denver and Fuller seminaries and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He and his author/speaker wife Lois are celebrating 25 years together.
|Release Date||Feb 17, 2009|
|Who It's For||Tween Boy 10-12, Tween Girl 10-12, Teen Boy 13-17, Teen Girl 13-17|
|Accelerated Reader Interest Level||MG+ (Grade 7 thru 9)|
|Accelerated Reader Points Awards||9.00|
|Accelerated Reader Reading Level||7.40|