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In what may be the first book to address the Virginia Tech tragedy from a Christian perspective, Lifting Our Eyes extends a gentle hand to those who are hurting and offers help and hope to those searching for answers with its eternal perspective and sensitive approach. Written in the tradition of She Said Yes and Rachel's Tears, the stories of two Christian victims of the Columbine school shooting, Lifting Our Eyes tells the story of the worst school massacre yet in American history through the life of one of its Christian victims. She was a young woman of uncommon faith named Lauren McCain.
Lauren's life story was compiled from exclusive interviews with her parents and excerpts from her journals, and woven together with other stories of the slain, the faith of believers (living and gone), and the eyewitness accounts and testimonies of survivors and their friends and family members. Author Beth Lueders was also blessed in her research with unprecedented access to Campus Crusade for Christ, including its Korean chapter at Virginia Tech, which had attempted to reach out to the killer (a Korean American) during the two years preceding the slayings. Included in the book are photographs, a foreword by Darrell Scott (the father of Rachel Scott, whose story is told in Rachel's Tears), and an appendix of resources to help those coping with tragedy. Lifting Our Eyes provides a unique Christian perspective on the historic tragedy at Virginia Tech, proving that God's goodness prevails through the legacies of the lives that were lost.
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Publication Date: 2007
Yet the challenging and inevitable questions persist: How could God allow evil to shatter the lives of these good people? Whats to become of our trust in Him when it seems as if Hes not there to protect us? Through exclusive interviews with Laurens own parents and others, this book offers answersfound in a community joined in immeasurable sorrow, anger, and grief; in the healing and heartening words of survivors, clergy, and counsel. Most of all, it is Laurens own lasting legacya ray of light that illuminates the goodness abovethat inspires now more than ever before. Foreword by Darrell Scott. Includes photographs and an appendix of resources for those coping with tragedy.
"A persons view of God determines the way they will respond in times of crises. Beth Lueders has done us a great service by finding Gods stories of grace and hope in an otherwise horrific event. I encourage you to read this book and find your faith strengthened by first-hand stories of Gods presence and peace."Vonette Z. Bright, cofounder, Campus Crusade for Christ
"When tragedy strikes in such devastating proportions, its only natural for us to look heavenward and ask, Why? And thats exactly where this book turnsto God. From a very personal yet eternal perspective, this book offers real hope and healing in the aftermath of inexplicable suffering." Ed Young, author of Outrageous Joy and Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas
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