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Left to Tell Audiobook

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

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Publisher's Summary

In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.

Miraculously, 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 forged a profound and lasting relationship with God.

The triumphant story of this remarkable woman's journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.

©2006 Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin; (P)2006 Hay House

What the Critics Say

"Ilibagiza's remarkable path to forgiving the perpetrators and releasing her anger is a beacon to others who have suffered injustice....This book is a precious addition to the literature that tries to make sense of humankind's seemingly bottomless depravity." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Daman 03-17-16
    Daman 03-17-16 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Sadness mixed with optimistic inspiration"
    What did you love best about Left to Tell?

    The storyline was amazing and true. It left the reader wanting more and captivated by the chilling scene in Rwanda.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The inspirational message of "all we have to give in this life is love" even the darkest of times.


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Renee Pitts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it definitely made me want to listen in one setting.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book! You will not regret it. It's a harrowing tale of survival in the darkest of times in the Rwandan Holocaust.

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    Sonia 01-30-16
    Sonia 01-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "God works in mysterious ways."

    An incredible story well told. The detailed description transports you to the scene. It is so hard to believe this happens. once in a while we must get out of our own bubble to see what other's must go through and how easy we take our life and our freedom for granted.

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    Tracy Leavitt 10-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    Inspiring! Awesome uplifting read. Hard at times because it really happened and does happen. Yet it is a great reminder that God does exist, as well as Satin. We can do and are capable of doing so much and doing so much good when we try to look to God... and just try.

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    Lisa 10-21-15
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    "So powerful!!"

    One of the best books I have heard. My heart is truly touched...A must read!

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    carlson i 10-16-15
    carlson i 10-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring story of survival, not of just the body but of the soul."

    Immaculee's story is deeply touching. The courage of her faith during a period of intense persecution is humbling, and her ability to grow in understanding God's love and his timing is inspiring. Her ability to use that understanding and apply the most selfless act of forgiveness is truly admirable. Her hope for the future of humanity and Rwanda is empowering. What a remarkable woman.

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    Geoffsbestbooks 09-25-15
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    "Amazing Story"

    This book tells the story of a young woman caught up in a horrific situation. It is amazing the living conditions that she and other women had to suffer while hiding from their would be murderers. This book was historically informative and emotionally stirring and inspirational.

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    Tonia 08-02-15
    Tonia 08-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank you Immaculee...yes God is Love"

    This book is very inspirational. I am a Catholic and have been through many obstacles. Although not as brutal as Immaculee has been through. Like Immaculee I also know that without God in my life I would not be here today. God has a plan for me. Hue has also put me on a path here on this earth. God is also my Saviour. This book has opened my eyes further to God's love. Thank you Immaculee for sharing your story to myself and others.

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    Gabriel 07-10-15
    Gabriel 07-10-15
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    "inspiring moving and humbling"

    I heard Wayne Dyer refer to her ss a living saint and i agree completely agree. Not only is her story amazing, she writes so well its hard to believe that she thought herself English under such extreme conditions.

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    J. B. Mitchell Mobile, AL 04-27-15
    J. B. Mitchell Mobile, AL 04-27-15 Member Since 2014

    Turned Up 4 God

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    "WOW!"

    This was a recommended book, and I really thought I would not like this because it was a true story about the Holocaust. I want to read get the hardcopy and read/listen to this again. Immaculee was very inspirational!!

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    Anthony 04-21-15
    Anthony 04-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic narration!"

    Incredible story. The narrator delivers an award winning performance that made a compelling story come to life. I highly recommend this audio book!

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