Friday, July 9, 2010
Left To Tell By Immaculee Ilibagiza
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.
I didn't think I could begin posting reviews without mentioning this book, although I read it over a year ago. For me, it was a life-changing book. It's not a light read, but it's worth it. This is heart-wrentching story of misery and suffering (she was forced to push her pleading, crying younger brother out of the house in the middle of the night to face his doom among a mob of machete carrying murderers, for example). However, amazingly and impossibly, this story is actually about hope. It will leave you filled with confidence in God and in the power of our own minds. Amazing.