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Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculee Ilibagiza shares the power of faith in God through her experience of the Rwandan genocide. She attests that forgiveness is possible.

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Mar 06, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: Her narrative style is perfectly suited to her content. It describes how her faith in God kept her going as she struggled to find her place in the world again, and it also shows how she sought out and encouraged many of the orphans who were equally lost. Although her faith in God is beyond measure, there are a few points that come to my mind that I disagree with.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

My favorite quote from the book happens when there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and she All those who harassed Eliece about this book, need to buck up and read it. Her ability to forgive allowed her to move on with immaculew life and help others.

Overall, it’s a book about learning to forgive, and not letting hatred rule your life. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

What the hell goes wrong in your head that makes murder okay?!?! Her story is despairing and hopeful all at once. She is truly an inspiration to women everywhere. But the message of this book isn’t about violence immaulee atrocities or retribution or blame. How could she possibly have known how many there were? It reminds us the power of god and that shows us how a corrupt government can affect minorities.

Will share this and her other book with my daughters and friend who are going to hear her. Apr 05, Clif Hostetler rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyway, I think that this should be required reading. Through her journey she discovered God, who got her through the 91 days of being trapped in a tiny bathroom with 6 other women.


Since the book was written twelve years after the war, maybe she had gotten into the habit of t a good story even better. Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Immaculee’s brother, Damascene, shows his loyalty by not telling the killers where Immaculee was hiding. Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days. These Tutsis lived in the same neighborhoods, went to the same schools, churches etc but when the government calls for all the Tutsis to be killed, the extremist Hutus go at it.

At that moment the pastor opened the door and gave her the requested Bible. So it is very ilibagzia that some of the killers were reluctant participants in the killing. This is what was happening to the Tutsi’s in the country of Rwanda.

Sometimes the best imnaculee to do is forgive and forget. You can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experience with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced.

We all must learn to forgive. Apr 28, Kimberly K added it. 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. Most distressing to me though, was how much about this event I didn’t know. I’ve had this book sitting on my nightstand for several weeks, after checking it out from the library thanks to many recommendations from friends and acquaintances.

She t I’m not giving this five stars because I think it is a great piece of literature or that it in any ways matches up with the great books of the world. From what I have been told it is mildly graphic and horrific as she describes the massacre of her own family and the atrocities of the Rwandan genocides, but also inspiring as she describes the nightmare, how she survived it, and how she forgave and moved forward.

My favorite quote from the book happens when there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and she is praying and has a vision of Jesus who says to her “mountains are moved with faith, Immaculee, but if faith were easy, all the mountains would be gone.


Immaculée Ilibagiza

People of all tell will be inspired by all the miracles she witnessed, but I think Catholics especially will be moved by this account. Husbands were made to watch their wives being gang raped before they were slaughtered.

But you forgave him! At the end of the day, this book reminds me of how blessed and lucky I am to be living the life I am living in a free country. Most of us cannot even imagine this.

Immaculee realizes that she wants revenge on the Hutu killers, but she knows that is the evil of the devil lurking around in her. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The ending of the book reminds me of my lefy a little. That was the man who murdered your family.

AuthorMotivational speaker. And then pretend that instead of walking of immacukee bathroom after three months weighing a tepl 65 pounds, might I addstrengthened in your faith and actively forgiving those guilty of slaughtering your whole family. Jun 21, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: If someone comes into my home intending to do my family harm, then it’s on.

He’ll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when etll ready, He will plant our feet on the path that’s best for us I marveled at her amazing faith and her willingness to forgive and love. From what I have been told it is mildly graphic and horrific as she describes the massacre of her own family and the at I have to be honest, I don’t really want to read this book because it hurts my heart too much.