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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
May 13
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

GC5989 ,

Fly a little higher

I read this book in a day, it was so inspiring and I want to thank Laura for writng this book and letting us more into zachs inspiring, meaningful life, that he never took for granted.

Usernew8333 ,

Heartwarming and Inspirational ❤️

An amazing story! Thank you for sharing this with us. God is Great and he works in mysterious ways. Even in the darkest of days when we feel alone we just have believe and trust in our lord and he will guide us. ❤️🙏🏽

Rozebramay ,

Assertive spirit

This powerful story is a much-needed antidote for the unrivaled interpersonal anger of our time. It shows the possibilities for God’s manifesting His love through “ordinary people” who make themselves available to Him. No matter how little understanding we may have when it comes down to the Why?’s we encounter in daily life, being willing to step forward in faith each day, with an open mind and heart, allows unimaginable blessings to pour forth around us and through us. And remembering that, even in the worst of times and experiences, those blessings are available to us if we remain open-hearted and willing to learn from them.

Zach Sobiech and his family have provided a blueprint for us that we can use to face our own hardships. Yes, reading their story will bring tears, but it will strength your experience of hope, faith, and God’s presence in your life.