Fly a Little Higher {Book Review}


Fly a Little Higher
How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way
By Laura Sobiech.

About the book:
Laura Sobiech tells the amazing story of how God used her son’s battle with cancer to touch the lives of millions.
“Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.”
This is what Laura Sobeich prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God’s will.
At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing good-bye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, “Clouds,” captured hearts and changed not one life but millions, making him an international sensation.
But Zach’s story is not just about music. It’s a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It’s a story about the human spirit. It’s about how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the music industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and school children across the globe.
Zach once said, “I want to be known as the kid who went down fighting, and didn’t really lose.” Fly a Little Higher is about how God used Zach to do something big.
Last year, the video below was circling on Facebook.  The title caught my eye, and I clicked on it.  What followed was the most amazing and brave yet saddest thing I've ever watched.  I've watched it 3 times, each time crying the entire way through.

Zach Sobiech, at the age of 14, found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he became a rock star, and millions of people got to see his music before he passed away on May 20, 2013.  While he was sick, his mother kept a journal which eventually turned a book. 

I am dreading writing this review.  But I have to keep my word of writing an honest review.  I've read through chapter 10 and I just can't go further.  Emotionally I just can't do it.  Call me a wuss, call me a baby, it's all true.  I've cried the entire way through the first 10 chapters and I just can't continue to do that to myself emotionally.

This story is real.  What their family went through is absolutely heartbreaking, and I don't want my review to take away from that.  Don't let my crybaby-ness deter you from buying this book.  They are amazing people with quite a story to tell.


This book was provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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