Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. 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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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.

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Her first book, Left to Tell: 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. Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhumanly based on subtle propaganda. The simple truth would have had a deeper impact. Overall, it’s a book about learning to forgive, and not letting hatred rule your life.

There are very mature themes that deal with ilbagiza violence rape, cold-blooded murder, brutality, ethnic discrimination. Marvelous personal immacuoee of her being saved from a massacre. How could she possibly have known how many there were? But in her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Even though the family was hiding a Tutsi in their house, their son went out each day during the 90 day killing spree to join with other armed Hutus to look for and kill any Tutsis they could find.

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

Is it the devil? One of my favorite lines in the book was this: Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhuma Amazing survival story! They don’t have to be perfectly written or come with accompanying historical footnotes, etc. Mar 10, Glenna rated it really liked it. It was a great reminder that money and power can influence people to do evil.


I haven’t read much about the Rwandan genocide because it still feels so close. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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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.

Feb 28, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The term “positive thinking” and related terms and ideas are very heavy toward the end of the book.

Although her faith in God is beyond measure, there are a few points that come to my mind that I disagree with. Paperbackpages. I would turn to God and let His love and forgiveness protect and save me. This really cheapened the story for me and made me angry that some American would use this woman’s survival to forward his own philosophies. God is her strength.

Indeed, we may face difficult circumstances for reasons that were absolutely right and proper, reasons that came because we were trying to keep the commandments of the Lord. I am ashamed at my own whining and complaining about nothing. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it.

In she was the June 9 speaker for the Robert E. I paid for it the next day at work; I was so tired, but it was worth it. And on my first read, I completely missed the unique custom in Rwanda, where every family member has a different last name. She figures out that she will need to leave Rwanda in order for her to heal from this massacre.


We may face persecution; we may endure heartache and separation from loved ones; we may be hungry and cold and forlorn.

After reading this story, I’m convinced among them must be the family of Immaculee and that she may be a living saint. Teri’s pick for January Considering the unbelievably horrible things she experienced, I can’t suggest a better approach to the subject.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Through her ordeal, she was isolated with 7 other women for 3 months in a tiny bathroom. This is from the first chapter in his book. 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.

Sep 15, Kendra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Her story is honest, touching, and life-affirming; and readers can certainly learn something about love, equality, life, and passion from immafulee, regardless of religion or race. Immaculee is inspiring in this beautiful story where she describes her relationship with god. The predominate religion in the country was Christianity see footnotethey spoke the same language and they had similar skin color.

Reading this book is a pretty sobering experience. The style of this book is that of a religious faith journey. Immqculee some ways, my expectations were met, in some others, I was surprised.

Yes, the book tells of gross details and it isn’t some theme you could sip a latte over.