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I Would Die For You: One Student's Story of Passion, Service and Faith

Paperback|Jan 2008
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This is the powerful true story of 15 year old BJ Higgins, an ordinary young man with an extraordinary dedication to sharing the gospel. Stricken with a deadly infection on the mission field in Peru, BJ kept witnessing to the...


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This is the powerful true story of 15 year old BJ Higgins, an ordinary young man with an extraordinary dedication to sharing the gospel. Stricken with a deadly infection on the mission field in Peru, BJ kept witnessing to the love of Christ even as he lay dying.

When was the last time you gave your all--for God? BJ Higgins loved God with everything he had and worked passionately to bring God's love to the whole world. He believed in using the opportunities God gave him and boldly shared the gospel wherever he went. BJ's life on earth ended after a six-week battle with an infection contracted on the mission field. He was just fifteen years old. I Would Die for You tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary young man. BJ's journals and blogs, along with testimony from family and friends, reveal a young man whose short life left an impression on many--including Bart Millard, lead singer of Mercy Me, who wrote and recorded a song to honor him. BJ put the cause of Christ above his own personal comfort. This powerful true story will amaze, inspire, and challenge you to live every day making a difference for God. "How could someone who lived only a few years leave such an indelible heartprint on the world? This story is not for the faint of heart. Not only does it tell of an amazing young man but of the amazing God he served. Every parent and every student should read this book. When you do, you'll agree: BJ Higgins is this generation's Jim Elliot."--Dr. Walker Moore, president and founder, Awe Star Ministries; author, Rite of Passage Parenting and Rite of Passage Parenting Workbook "There is a possibility that this life isn't going to just be a bed of roses from here on out. Are we willing to make a sacrifice for the kingdom? Because that's what BJ did. I may die of old age in my sleep and [my life would] not have as much meaning as BJ's life did. I Would Die for You is a challenge, a battle cry for all the body."--Bart Millard, lead singer, MercyMe
-Publisher

In a day of iPods and MySpace, when adolescents can seem self-serving and self-absorbed, the powerful story of the life of BJ Higgins proves that things can be otherwise. BJ's life was one of passionate service to God and to other people. He even inspired Bart Millard, lead singer of Mercy Me, to write and record a song to honor him. After a six-week battle with an infection contracted on the mission field, BJ's earthly life was over--he was only 15 years old. I Would Die for You tells BJ's inspiring story. It combines the writing of parents Brent and Deanna Higgins with selections from BJ's journals, school papers, and blog, along with true stories from family members, church and hospital staff, and friends. Through this multi-layered text, youth pastors, teens, and those involved in missions work will get a glimpse of a young man who gave his life to God, lived the gospel, and died for his devotion. Stirring and full of encouragement, I Would Die for You is poised to inspire a new g
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 268575
  • Product Code 9780800732448
  • ISBN 0800732448
  • EAN 9780800732448
  • Pages 224
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Youth
  • Sub-Category Biography
  • Publisher Revell
  • Publication Date Jan 2008
  • Sales Rank 60699
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.322kg

Brent Higgins

Brent Higgins is an ordained minister and youth pastor. He currently serves as vice president for international operations for Awe Star Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization committed to equipping believers for life, speaking to 25,000 people each year. Deanna Higgins is an accomplished musician and elementary school music teacher. She also serves alongside her husband, leading mission trips for Awe Star Ministries. Brent and Deanna now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Deanna Higgins

Brent Higgins is an ordained minister and youth pastor. He currently serves as vice president for international operations for Awe Star Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization committed to equipping believers for life, speaking to 25,000 people each year. Deanna Higgins is an accomplished musician and elementary school music teacher. She also serves alongside her husband, leading mission trips for Awe Star Ministries. Brent and Deanna now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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