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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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    "Powerful account of forgiveness."

    Everyone should read/listen for an incredible lesson in the power of prayer and the need for forgiveness.

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    "A Tale of Forgiveness"

    This story touched my heart in the same way that The Hiding Place did. God's love and power should never be underestimated. Thank you Immaculee for sharing your story and for your faith.

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    Michael Gokie 01-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    Inspiring and questioning. Striking how easily authorities can mislead people into thinking that what is wrong is right.

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    "A tale of faith, love, and forgiveness"

    This story should be required reading for everyone- as the lessons of faith, love, and forgiveness are as important now as ever. And, when it seems our world is overrun with intolerance and hatred, it is an important reminder that the genocides that happened in Rwanda and Nazi Germany could easily happen again, unless we are constantly vigilant and always choose love over fear.

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    Tamara 12-07-16
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    "Captivating story of faith..."

    A heartbreaking tale of the events of Rowanda as told from the perspective of one of the hunted. The sharing of this journey of faith was not only mesmerizing, but empowering to what we can endure and overcome with God.

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    Kim 10-16-16
    Kim 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    This book will tear at your heart strings! Thank you for sharing your story with the world.

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    Tricia Johnson 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Moving story"

    This was such an amazing story of her great faith and strength through a very very difficult time. She truly paints a picture of the experience that she had. The narration was excellent very easy to listen to and very captivating.

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    "Sad and inspiring"

    I enjoyed this book very much yet it made me very sad to realize this happened in 1994. Her faith in God and the relationship she build with him through this trial is inspiring. I believe only through this relationship was she able to forgive.

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    "Simply Amazing!"

    I've just finished Left to Tell and there are no words that I could give that would sufficiently describe this incredible, amazing story! My heart raced to each and every word! I cried outward throughout and I learned so mucho of he power of faith, love and forgiveness! I highly recommend it!

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    "Gives hope"

    I liked the spirit of encouragement throughout the book. I enjoyed being reminded that GOD is omnipresent and hears our hearts. I would recommend this book to all if you struggle with believing GOD hears your heart and prayers.

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    "Must Read"

    Thank you for this wonderful book. After losing almost everyone and everything she loved to war and hatred, Imaculee has forgiven. Thank you for writing this book.

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    "Amazing story of human manipulation & halacaust ."

    Dispite the Jewish halacaust humanity still fails to recognise the damage done to other communities of people. The lesson that should have been learnt are ignored and continue to be perpetrated in countries where the media is less prominent, the story of Rwanda is still but a blip in history and it's real impact to thousands has never really been told. the author provides a first hand account which helps to offer the horror of loss and grief which can never be healed and should never be replicated.

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  • Mick Whitehouse
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    "Lest we forget!!"

    Powerful, heart wrenching account of the horrific Rwandan Genoside. There are lessons for humanity, for us all at a personal level within this account of one woman's shocking and moving experience. The narrative is delivered with such power, emotion and vulnerability you are taken on a journey, a roller coaster beyond anything I could imagine. Lest we forget! Everyone should read this book.

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