Left to Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza is a book that you need to read. Yes, you. Any person reading this blog needs to hop on over to the link above and purchase a copy of this book. This is a book about one woman's account of the Rwandan Genocide that took place in 1994. It's not just an account of what happened to her in the physical world, but also an account of what happened to her soul as she prayed to our Lord to help her survive the massacre.
My daughter Taevy is from Cambodia. If you aren't familiar with the Khmer Rouge, you should be. I urge you to read "When Broken Glass Floats" and "First the Killed My Father" if you aren't aware of the atrocities that occured in Cambodia in the last 70's.
What makes "Left to Tell" different from the other genocide books I've read is that the book is actually inspirational--not just inspiring that she survived but it's inspiring HOW she survived. I believe that this woman literally survived because she was able to forgive. No words I can write will justify the book. Just go buy it (or check it out at the library) and start reading!!!
Monday, September 11, 2006