Friday, June 24, 2011

A Great Read: "Left to Tell"

I recently finished "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" and "Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide" by Immaculée Ilibagiza. It's Immaculée's story of faith and surviving the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 and rebuilding her life. Before reading these books, I really had very little, if any knowledge, of Rwanda or its history. It's an amazing story--nearly 1 milllion people were killed in just a few months. Elizabeth Magee's nanny is from Rwanda and left just before the genocide and so it has been interesting learning about her culture.

Here's the summary from the book's website: Immaculée shares her miraculous story of how she survived during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 when she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house for 91 days! In this captivating and inspiring book, Immaculée shows us how to embrace the power of prayer, forge a profound and lasting relationship with God, and discover the importance of forgiveness and the meaning of truly unconditional love and understanding—through our darkest hours.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kara, have you seen Hotel Rwanda? Heartbreaking film, but based on true events of the Rwandan Genocide. I have it if you want to borrow it! - sandra