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Left to tell : discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust

Author: Immaculée Ilibagiza; Steve Erwin
Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edition (revised) 2014View all editions and formats
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Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Immaculée Ilibagiza; Immaculée Ilibagiza
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Immaculée Ilibagiza; Steve Erwin
ISBN: 9781401944322 1401944329
OCLC Number: 876414943
Notes: Revised edition updated in 2014 " ... with a new Afterward by Immaculée, in which she looks back at the 20 years that have passed since the Rwandan holocaust."--Page 4 of cover.
Originally published: London: Hay House, 2006.
Description: xx, 231 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer --
Preface --
Introduction: my name is Immaculée --
Part I: The gathering storm. The eternal spring ; Standing up ; Higher learning ; Off to university ; Returning home ; No going back ; The pastor's house ; Farewell to the boys --
Part II: In hiding. Into the bathroom ; Confronting my anger ; Struggling to forgive ; No friends to turn to ; A gathering of orphans ; The gift of tongues ; Unlikely saviors ; Keeping the faith --
Part III: A new path. The pain of freedom ; A letter from Damascene ; Camp Comfort ; The road to the rebels ; On to Kigali ; The Lord's work ; Burying the dead ; Forgiving the living --
Epilogue: new love, new life --
Afterword: 2014.
Other Titles: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust
Responsibility: Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin.

Abstract:

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. 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. She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love - a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family's killers. The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman's journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.
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