Left to Tell Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

ISBN-10: 1401908977

ISBN-13: 9781401908973

Edition: 2006

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Immaculee Ilibagizagrew 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.nbsp; 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 love—a 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. This is Immaculee’s first book.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hay House, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Writer Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. During the Rwanda genocide in 1994, she and seven other women spent 91 days in a bathroom of a local pastor's home. She lost most of her family at this time. Four years later, she immigrated to the United States and began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is currently a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007, she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to help support Rwandan orphans and others who suffered from the long-term effects of genocide and war. She has received numerous humanitarian awards including the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007 and a Christopher Award.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: My Name Is Immaculee
The Gathering Storm
The Eternal Spring
Standing Up
Higher Learning
Off to University
Returning Home
No Going Back
The Pastor's House
Farewell to the Boys
In Hiding
Into the Bathroom
Confronting My Anger
Struggling to Forgive
No Friends to Turn To
A Gathering of Orphans
The Gift of Tongues
Unlikely Saviors
Keeping the Faith
A New Path
The Pain of Freedom
A Letter from Damascene
Camp Comfort
The Road to the Rebels
On to Kigali
The Lord's Work
Burying the Dead
Forgiving the Living
Epilogue: New Love, New Life
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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