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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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So, did I like the book? Wayne Dyer distract you from the amazing book. I believe loyalty is also an important aspect of this book and in life. Lost, stuck and nowhere to run. They will shelter you. For 91 d Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculee’s brother, Damascene, shows his loyalty by not telling the killers where Immaculee was hiding.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone ilbagiza everyone.

I think Steve Erwin could have helped to tell this story better. But we all need direction, no matter what your circumstance and we all need support. Through her ordeal, she was isolated with 7 other women for 3 months in lert tiny bathroom. But the lessons of the winter of —39 teach us that every experience can become a redemptive experience if we remain bonded to our Father immadulee Heaven through that difficulty.

This is a book which merits a second, even a third read. And here is my review. He had to participate in these murderous activities to prevent other Hutus from suspecting his family of harboring a Tutsi.

In some ways, my expectations were met, in some others, I was surprised. Reading this book is a pretty sobering experience. Mar 10, Glenna rated it really liked it. Immaculee would like to forgive the soldiers and the killers for all that they did but finds this hard to do after seeing the many graves of the Tutsi’s that have been killed. Ilibagiza is remarkably brave, and you need to hear her story.


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.

Being unable to move or make any noise for that whole time, Immaculee immersed herself in meditation and prayer, using the time to strengthen her faith and character. Her ability to forgive allowed her to move on with her life and help others.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Her story is not necessarily unique in the realm of the Rwandan genocide, though as I know from personal experience in working with Gell survivors every story is different and unique.

Her story is honest, touching, and life-affirming; and readers can certainly learn something about love, equality, life, and passion from it, regardless of religion or race. Most of us cannot even imagine this. Anyway, I think that this should be required reading. Return to Book Page. By the way, how could she know she weighed 65 pounds, when she lived in very primitive conditions for the next several weeks.

It is terrifying to see an entire country collapse into rampant mob-murder. It is a book that uplifts, even while it subdues. For all the books I have read in my lifetime, none have touched me and inspired me and challenged my faith as this one.

When it comes to unlimited forgiveness, for sure she is in a different place than me. She tells it in very simple terms and pulls no punches. If someone comes into my home intending to do my family harm, then it’s on. Guilt and anger are forces destroying our cultures, our churches, and ourselves most of the time, if we don’t know any better.


The narrative’s glut of horrific ilibaguza made me sick at heart, but Ilibagiza’s faith and personal strength pulled me through. Ilibagiza shares how her Catholic faith guided her through her ordeal and describes her eventual forgiveness and compassion toward ilibagizq family’s killers. It was actually a massacre initiated by a politically extreme group that advocated the ideology of “Hutu Power” that called for killing all Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

But the events are not really what leaves the impression.

I enjoy a little Wayne Dyer from time to time, but holy crapshoot batman, they hijacked this story. Immaculee is brought up in a very religious household and being a minority never crossed her mind. If you like to read books that entertain and put your brain on cruise control, this isn’t the book for you.

Don’t let the forward by Dr.

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

There’s a problem here. As ofCatholics represented The terrible things that happened are beyond belief!

Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me. Here, I will quote from one of my all-time favorite authors, Dennis Prager.