Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Would Die for You-Brent and Deanna Higgins

I Would Die for You
Brent and Deanna Higgins
Revell, Jan 2009, $12.99
ISBN: 9780800732448

So many religious leaders send others to do their “battles” while they collect hedonistic rewards on earth; leading to cynicism as preaching is do what I say not what I do. Thus the inspiring true story of fifteen year old BJ Higgins is not just refreshing; his life renews the reader’s soul. From the opening preface in which Indiana RN Donna Guilder describes her first meeting with BJ when he is rushed to the hospital with a respiratory infection until his death six weeks later from what he caught doing God’s mission in Peru and the aftermath from his still strong belief in God’s way; this teen is what religion needs to be. BJ lived what he believed in and died for what he believed in; never doubting God’s plan even when he did not understand it. Well written, no one who reads this engaging combination biography and autobiography (from BJ’s blogs and journals) will doubt this young man’s devotion to spread the gospel nor his conviction as death was imminent.
Harriet Klausner

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