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A Parent’s Grief – A Child’s Faith

Posted on: February 23, 2009

“Rachael’s Tears” touches all or us as a testament to the faith of one young girl and to her parents understanding and love of God. As a parent myself, I find it hard to imagine the level of grief that her parents must have felt when Rachael was murdered by a classmate – and murdered for her faith.

I feel very privileged to have had a chance to share Rachael’s Diaries. She was truly a remarkable person. Her love of God shines through even the most mundane entries. She was willing to give up her life for her beliefs. How many of us can say that.

The parent’s healing was as remarkable a part of the book as Rachael’s witness. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to put aside the grief and anger that had to accompany this tragedy and use it to save other children. The interviews with Darrel and Beth ten years later given at the end of the book show that they are also incredible people. God chose an exceptional family to work through.

I hope everyone who reads this book passes it on. It’s a book that must be shared. Our world needs this kind of witness. It needs the hope inspired by a young girl’s faith and the understanding achieved by her parents in working through their grief.

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