Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of... show more
Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God. She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional lovea love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers.The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.
Publish date: June 1st 2007
Publisher: Hay House
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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This was a fascinating look at the genocide that took place in Rwanda. I knew very little about the history or this part of the world and really enjoyed learning about such an important event. The author, Immaculate Ilibagiza, is an extraordinary human being who somehow found it within herself to fo...
It's sadly ironic that some people see proof that there is no God when they consider the evil manifest in the Rwandan holocaust. This author lived through that holocaust, her family were victims, and she says she discovered God amidst it. The style of this book is that of a religious faith journey...
It's amazing what people can survive. Immaculee's faith carried her through, and I'm inspired by her story. She and others were saved by a man who put his own life and lives of his family members at risk by getting involved. Thank God for people like him, and for Immaculee, who has the courage to t...
This is one of the most beautiful, haunting, inspiring books I've ever read. This is a book that will touch your hearts and change how you look at the world around you. If you only read one book a year, this should be it.