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 Rachels life and how they have found meaning in their daughters martyrdom in the aftermath of the school shooting. Rachels Tears comes from a heartfelt need to celebrate this young girls 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 Rachels 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.