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Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott Paperback – April 20, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1ST edition (April 20, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785268480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785268482
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

Darrell Scott has become a crusader since his daughter's death in the Columbine High School tragedy. He is the co-founder of The Columbine Redemption and is the co-author of the bestselling book Rachel's Tears and Chain Reaction.



Steve Rabey is an award-winning author and speaker.  He has written nearly twenty books and over 2,000 articles about religion and popular culture in the New York Times, Christian Retailing, and Publishers Weekly, among many others.


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Customer Reviews

I was very touched by the story of Rachel's life.
Rebecca dickerson
I rarely have the time or patience to read books but, after starting this book, I couldn't put it down.
mark mchenry
I loved this book because it rekindled my faith in God.
Joyce A. Belous

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A. Attaguile on October 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
I read this book several weeks ago but struggled to write a review after I did some internet research on the Columbine trajedy itself.

I would love to give this is a 5-star review. It's obvious that this young lady was a deeply devoted child of God and wasn't afraid to tell others what she lived and believed in. The parents did a remarkable job in bringing this book to life, especially by including excerpts of Rachel's diary...lends itself to crediblity. The parents also do a wonderful job of stressing that although their daughter was a devoted Christian, she was not above temptation and definitely not above most human tendancies of "falling." She was by no means perfect! Such a refreshing read -- to know that the parents did not try to put their martyred daughter on a pedastal.

Rachel's life is battle-cry for the Body of Christ -- she should defintely be seen as a role model for many of today's teens (and most adults). A true Christian, true to her beliefs, with very human struggles. Again, she was by no means perfect, but "real."

What bothered me was the entries in reference to Cassie Bernal. Maybe I read too much into the book but the first time Ms. Bernall is mentioned, the sentence that follows is "which was later discounted" -- in reference to whether or not she actually admitted to believing in God. Later on, there is an (almost) 2 page spread on whether or not "she said yes" -- with the obvious conclusion (although not implicity stated) that Ms. Bernall wasn't even asked if she believed in God but that the conversation took place with another student & one of the killers.

This prompted me (out of morbid curiousity, admittedly) to do some research on the trajedy itself...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "docallen21" on May 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a student who is a Biblical Studies and Theology major I can honestly say that reading Rachel's Tears has greatly enhanced my faith and walk with Jesus Christ as no other book has. The testimonies found in the writings of this profoundly spiritual young girl is breath taking to read and I would encourage anyone who is struggling with their Christian walk to read the writings of Rachel Joy Scott. I am thankful that Rachel's parents have helped this nation take a more spiritual look into the tragedy at Columbine. This book has helped me to see that the martyrdoms of Rachel Joy Scott and Cassie Bernall were not merely empty deaths, but rather, God's way of reaching out to a spiritually dying nation. There is an old Christian saying, that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church", and Rachel's parents have truly helped me understand the truth of this statement. I highly encourage everyone to read this book, as well as the books "She Said Yes" by Cassie Bernall's mother, "Columbine Courage" by Ron Luce, and the "Martyr's Torch" by Pastor Bruce Porter. I have been greatly blessed by reading these books and I hope that you will be blessed as well.
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45 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Porter on April 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I cannot too highly recommend this book! Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott have written a heartfelt, enthralling tribute to their daughter Rachel Joy, as only a loving parent could inscribe! The lesson of Columbine is really quite simple. Excellent children come forth from excellent parenting! It's no accident that Rachel was such a wonderful person. Her bravery, her determination to love and serve God no matter what the cost, will stand for all time as an inspiration to us all. Rachel's mom and dad gave her the most significant gift of all; an awareness of God's love and destiny for her life, which gave her the courage to face down a hate-filled killer with her integrity and faith intact. Read this book! It will change your life! As the author of another book about Columbine and Rachel Scott, The Martyrs' Torch, I can only humbly ennoble and pay homage to this monumental literary tour de force!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
I was moved to tears many times by this book. This young lady was more grounded in her faith than some of us ever are our entire lives. We search for that kind of closeness with God, she had it, she was there. Her desire to not be afraid to be different and share her faith, to talk her walk as she called it, should be enough to make anyone want to make changes in their life after reading this. I have requested that my teenage daughters youth group at church read it, as well as her reading class at a Christian School she attends. Every person who has or does struggle with their faith should read this book. This young lady will inspire you. Her family has done a wonderful job with this, it is a beautiful book. I lived in the area very close to Columbine and attended the first years it was opened.This tragedy has been very difficult for me and my teenage daughter. This book has helped us both deal with the tragedy in a way that Rachel may have wanted us to learn from it, as I feel I have learned a great deal from her. One of those important messages being....Eternity is in you hands, change it!
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A. Jasper Rains on April 25, 2000
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I think this is the MUST READ book for teens today. I think also that all youth workers should read this for the renewal aspects of the book. It makes me as a Youth Pastor feel that the kids are "getting it" even when I think they are not. This book is far superior to other Columbine biographries as it lacks any hint of self service. I was completely challenged in my faith in Christ after reading Rachel's genuine love for Him and pursuit of him.
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