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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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Were they any less religious as Immaculee? We see how she was raised as a devout young girl by loving parents, but how her country’s civil war brought out an inner strength and reservoir of faith she didn’t know she had. Discover what to read next. Immaculee’s brother, Damascene, shows his loyalty by not telling the killers where Immaculee was hiding. Be aware that this book will bring you to tears, but it will also open your eyes in the end.

His faithful promises are your armor. I can’t really take it in entirely. I will put my life on the line to protect, no questions asked. What the hell goes wrong in your head that makes murder okay?!?! Guilt and anger are forces destroying our cultures, our churches, and ourselves most of the time, if we don’t know any better.

Mar 22, Juliana rated it it was amazing. His faithfulness is like a shield or a city wall. Apr 28, Kimberly K added it.

First, she equates prayer with positive thinking. This is a book which merits a second, even a third read. I never agonized over the fate of my family. Books of the Week.


I personally really liked how Immaculee talked about how God gave her strength to get through such a hard time in her life. Her immacu,ee, even for a nonbeliever, is an inspiring tale and a stunning demonstration of the power of her faith. AuthorMotivational speaker. It shows what she is feeling and Lost, stuck and nowhere to run. Anyway, I think that this should be required reading. This is a story of great faith. Jul 10, Jessika rated ilibaigza it was amazing Recommends it for: Nov 26, Amy J rated it it was amazing.

Oct 25, Brooke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, the book tells of gross details and it isn’t some theme you could sip a latte over. I take issue with automatically forgiving murderers and believe that true forgiveness, especially when it comes to such atrocities, can only come from God.

Plain an simple – She told the story the only way she could.

I had a similar experience recently with opening my own scriptures to a passage that I knew was meant especially for me. I am so very blessed.

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How could she even walk? I think of W. First the killers shot them with machine guns, and then they threw grenades at them. This is definitely the most powerful book that I have ever read.

This really cheapened the story for me and made me angry that some American would i,maculee this woman’s survival to forward his own philosophies. This woman’s message of how she came to forgive unspeakable atrocities but she does ilibafiza about them so that we can ponder the potential horror in societyand it needs to be heard and understood.

This is what was happening to the Tutsi’s in the country of Rwanda. No, I did not become hardened or closed off to the immensity of the atrocity, but I was able to step back and notice new and different things which deepened my appreciation of this already amazing autobiography. Also, the blatant commercialization of the immauclee. It is worth reading. Well, I read it.


It was a case of the oppressed becoming the oppressors, part of a never-ending cycle. In she was the June 9 speaker for the Robert E. If you like to read books that entertain and put your brain on cruise control, this isn’t the book fo To give this book fewer than five stars would be a statement that it was somehow incomplete or flawed. 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 we’re ready, He will plant our feet on the path that’s best for us This is a book I will not read again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published June 1st by Hay House first published January 1st Tribal tensions between the Hutus and the Tutsis escalate and the Hutus set about Faith can be defined as: 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.