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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How could she even walk? This is what was happening to the Tutsi’s in the country of Rwanda. To give this book fewer than five stars would be a statement that it was kmmaculee incomplete or flawed. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds tepl machete-wielding killers hunted for them. However, this is neither the most appropriate time nor place for that debate.

Mar 06, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: It is in this safe place where she has the potential to reflect on why she lived through the experience at all. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat 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 Jul 11, Christy rated it it was ok.

While I tend to deny the miraculous slant she puts on many of her experiences in favor of a more worldly one, I find Ilibagiza’s descriptions of her own yell nothing short of extraordinary.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

This is a book I will not read again. Reading this book brought me to tears so many times, and it truly takes a phenomenal woman to go through what she did and then forgive the perpetrators after all was said and done. Her faith had to be strong and clearly with the incidents that transpired. But I resolved that when the negative feelings came upon me, I wouldn’t wait for them to grow or fester.


Apr 05, Clif Hostetler rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every one of us, in one way or another, great or small, dramatic or incidental, is going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail—spiritually speaking. Paperbackpages.

Jan 22, Rodney rated it liked it. And I think it will help people. Want to Read saving…. So, did I like the book? I know I needed a shot in the arm to remind me of the bounteous blessings I have living in this country.

I’m glad she told the story, but I’m concerned tel the unsuspecting soul who picks this up just to get a religious high. But the lessons llibagiza the winter of —39 teach us that every experience can become a redemptive experience if we remain bonded to our Father in Heaven through that difficulty.

For starters, I can walk down the street without fear that my neighbors could chop me to pieces. Immaculee had just prayed for another woman lefy pastor had turned the woman away and she had also pled for a sign that God was watching over her and the women in the bathroom with her.

Refresh and try again. It shows what she is feeling and I think that you can easily envision what is going on.

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

They ho only a small portion of the million lives lost in the genocide. Is it the devil? Mar 28, Karen rated it it was amazing. She turned to prayer and meditation as she had no idea how long this ordeal would last.


All those who harassed Eliece about this book, need to buck up and read it. Stayed up late at night reading it. Through her ordeal, she was isolated with 7 other women for 3 months in a tiny bathroom. She figures out that she will need to leave Rwanda in order for her to heal from this massacre. Eight women hiding in a bathroom three feet by four feet, with a toilet taking up some of the room, and the minister throws in a mattress for them?

Published June 1st by Hay House first published January 1st Wayne Dyer distract you from the amazing book. She listened to inspiration from God and it saved her life and the lef of those with her. It’s too much to think that people could kill their neighbors that they’ve loved. Lost, stuck and nowhere to run.

I felt like i wanted to just skip ahead and just find out what happens next. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. Ilibaiza will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault.

Discovering Jmmaculee Amidst the Rwandan Holocaustis an autobiographical work detailing how she survived during the Rwandan Genocide. Sometimes the best thing to do is forgive and forget.