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Brent and Deanna Higgins have compiled a wonderful biography of their son's life. "I Would Die For You" will make you laugh and cry, but most of all it will challenge you - no matter your age. At 15 years of age, BJ had a relationship with Jesus Christ that many three times his age long for. This book would be a wonderful gift for a teenager struggling to find his/her way, but it would also be a wonderful gift for adults. A youth group or small group study is another wonderful use for this book.
Over and over in the book Brent and Deanna used the phrase "BJ got it". After reading exerpts from his journals and blogs, I'll have to agree. His life was not his own; it was totally surrendered to God. His life stands as a challenge to each of us. Will we stand for Christ - even if it costs us our lives?
Though BJ's life on earth was short, his life had tremendous purpose. He served in Peru and would often be found leading the most unapproachable to Christ - even policemen! He saw every person and as a soul in need of a Savior. His journals share "How God Worked In My Life Today" and, personally, I took this as a prompt for the teenagers in my household. BJ LOOKED for ways God was working around him. He shared his struggles in walking as a Christian and how he overcame them. He shared the beautiful transition on his 15th birthday from boyhood to manhood as his parents gave him a sword... he unsheathed that sword and prepared to "raise a revolution".
Read the book; be challenged to memorize the Scriptures leading each chapter - those from BJ's "memorization list"; be challenged to share the Truth of the Gospel where ever you are.
Will YOU accept the challenge?
Posted January 11, 2009
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.<BR/><BR/>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2008