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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (2006)

by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Other authors: Wayne W. Dyer (Foreword), Steve Erwin

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Wonderful book about the Rwandan genocide. Immaculee shows how even in the hardest times, one can still trust in God and forgive those who commit even the most horrific crimes. ( )
  b22johansen | May 17, 2015 |
This is a book you can't book down, even as it tears your heart out. ( )
  Nero56 | Apr 7, 2015 |
Very poignant story, hard for us "outsiders" to fathom. ( )
  cougargirl1967 | Jan 29, 2015 |
I felt this book did an amazing job of retelling one of the most horrific experiences in human history. I will say, her religious journey is the most moving and profound part of this book. How can someone who lost their whole family, almost starve to death, and witness murder and rape be so committed and faithful to God? I will say, I've been to many different churches in different states, in a small fraction of the most ornate churches in Europe, and grew up in a religious home, but when I went to Rwanda in 2007, I had never felt the presence of God more. The people there are some of the most amazing and beautiful I've had the pleasure to meet. ( )
  breakingbooks | Aug 13, 2014 |
Immaculee is Rwandan and lost most of her family in the genocide in 1994. She stayed hidden in a small bathroom with 7 other woman for three months, and spent the majority of her time praying. Somehow, amidst all the horror and atrocities, but on the strength of her faith, she was able to forgive those responsible for the killings. ( )
  LibraryCin | Feb 11, 2014 |
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Dyer, Wayne W.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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To my beloved parents, Leonard and Rose; and my dear brothers Damascene and Vianney, for all the selfless love you gave me. You make heaven a brighter place, and I will love you always.

For my brother Aimable, with much love and in hopes of healing unspoken pain.

And to my new family -- Bryan and our sweet babies, Nikki and Bryan, Jr. -- for giving me a new life, love, and inspiration. You make my life complete. In memory of holocaust victims everywhere.

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Chapter 1: The Eternal Spring
I was born in paradise. At least, that's how I felt about my homeland while I was growing up.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation--we are challenged to change ourselves."
Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist, author, and Nazi holocaust survivor
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As Seen on Public TV. Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.

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Presents the true story of a woman who endures the murder of her family as a result of genocide in Rwanda and turns to prayer for strength, love, and forgiveness.

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