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What They Meant for Evil

How a Lost Girl of Sudan Found Healing, Peace, and Purpose in the Midst of Suffering
Narrated by: Tsidii Le Loka
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Many stories have been told about the famous Lost Boys, but now for the first time, a Lost Girl shares her hauntingly beautiful and inspiring story.

One of the first unaccompanied refugee children to enter the United States in 2000, after South Sudan's second civil war took the lives of most of her family, Rebecca's story begins in the late 1980s when, at the age of four, her village was attacked and she had to escape.

What They Meant for Evil is the account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and purity of a child, Rebecca recalls how she endured fleeing from gunfire, suffering through hunger and strength-sapping illnesses, dodging life-threatening predators - lions, snakes, crocodiles, and soldiers alike - that dogged her footsteps, and grappling with a war that stole her childhood. 

Her story is a lyrical, captivating portrait of a child hurled into wartime, and how through divine intervention, she came to America and found a new life full of joy, hope, and redemption.

©2020 Rebecca Deng (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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Filled with hope. Beautifully written.

Loved this book. Overwhelming. Challenging. Left my in tears more than once. What a story of resilience, strength, and hope.

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A moving story of a "lost girl" of Sudan

A book of overcoming war, loss of family, loss of innocence. Sadly still so much hate and warfare throughout the earth. Peace will come when Jesus sets up His kingdom during His millenium reign.

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Amazing just Amazing

Rebecca Deng is an amazing author I loved hearing her describe the world through her eyes. My heart broke for the Dinka people and all the refugeese. Loved that the story was filled with love, hope, and faith all throughout this heartbreaking story. I am so happy that Rebecca was strong enough to share her story with the world. I feel like I am a better person after hearing it and I am now looking into ways to help refugees.