Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way

by Laura Sobiech

Thomas Nelson | May 13, 2014 | Hardcover

Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.

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.

He produced a full-length EP, written and performed by Zach and his lifelong friend, Sammy, including a personal goodbye song to each other. The day of Zach's funeral, "Clouds" was the #1 downloaded song on iTunes, and the EP rose to #2. The music video now has more than 7 million views on YouTube, and the documentary Soul Pancake released on Zach's eighteenth birthday has more than 9 million views.

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 Higheris about how God used Zach to do something big.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.38 × 6.38 × 1.2 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0529100754

ISBN - 13: 9780529100757

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lifetimes impression This book and the story it tells of the Sobiech family will have a place in my heart for some time. Laura gracefully shares their story of love in the challenge of her child's cancer battle. Zach and his family seemed to choose love over so many other emotions and actions that would legitimately have a place in this story. I came away from this book with a deep appreciation for the here and now. Tomorrow is hard to control, but living your life fully, today, you miss nothing. Thank you Laura Sobiech! Love and peace to your family
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fly a Little Higher Amazing! Too many mixed emotions to comment.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fly a Little Higher Amazing! Too many mixed emotions to comment.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fly a little higher Good short read, cried, lots of smiles. And for a parent who has experienced a child moving on from this existence weirdly comforting. And yes I got live the best you can NOW. Rjb
Date published: 2014-05-18

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Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way

Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way

by Laura Sobiech

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.38 × 6.38 × 1.2 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0529100754

ISBN - 13: 9780529100757

From the Publisher

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.

He produced a full-length EP, written and performed by Zach and his lifelong friend, Sammy, including a personal goodbye song to each other. The day of Zach's funeral, "Clouds" was the #1 downloaded song on iTunes, and the EP rose to #2. The music video now has more than 7 million views on YouTube, and the documentary Soul Pancake released on Zach's eighteenth birthday has more than 9 million views.

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 Higheris about how God used Zach to do something big.

About the Author

LAURA SOBIECHlives in Minnesota with her husband where they have raised four children: one married, one in college, one in heaven, and one in high school. Laura has spent the past three years walking the road of cancer with her teenage son, Zach, and blogging about their battle with the disease. Over the past 23 years she has been a stay-at-home mom, a board member of Christians in Action, a CPR instructor at a local hospital, and a volunteer EMT/firefighter.