I Would Die for You

One Student’s Story of Passion, Service and Faith

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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? I Would Die for You answers this question. 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

"It takes only seeing BJ's picture to bring tears to my eyes, and his story seems just like yesterday in my mind. I know that this book about BJ's life and his death will change the lives of countless young people for years to come."--Donna Guider, RN

The Authors

  1. Brent Higgins

    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.

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  2. Deanna Higgins

    Deanna Higgins

    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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