Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculee Ilibagiza shares the power of faith in God through her experience of the Rwandan genocide. She attests that forgiveness is possible.

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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

I haven’t read much about lefh Rwandan genocide because it still feels so close. So what can one say about a book like this? In some ways, my expectations were met, in some others, I was surprised.

After reading this story, I’m convinced among them must be the family of Immaculee and that she may be a living saint.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Besides herself, the only other survivor in her family was her brother Aimable, who was studying out of the country in Senegal and did not know of the genocide. If you like books that feed you and make you grateful for the gifts God has given you, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

So, did I keft the book?

Jul 10, Jessika rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But a close friend of mine said she kept thinking I should read this book and then lent it to me. Painful, horrific, and still telll amazing — this book reminded me of the incredible power of prayer and trusting in God. I suppose it makes little sense to compare various historical holocausts in an effort to determine which was worst.


It was a great reminder that money and power can influence people to do evil. To ask other readers questions about Left to Tellplease sign up. And maybe throw in some birth control while you are at it” mode.

Some of my favorite quotes: Why does colonialism break people down into various classes by education, skin tone, etc.?

Well, I read it. We will face things we lefg not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault.

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View all 4 comments. We all must learn to forgive. But we all need direction, no matter what your circumstance and ilibayiza all need support. As an agnostic though my views on spirituality are constantly in flux I expected that her story would come off as a bit hokey, with too much Jesus-speak for me.

I felt like i wanted to just skip ahead and just find out what happens next. Any Hutu who resisted or sheltered Tutsis was also brutally murdered. Immaculee does everything by her faith and not what she is seeing.

For all the books I have read in my lifetime, none have touched me and inspired me and challenged my faith as this one.

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. The narrative’s glut of horrific violence made me sick at heart, lefh Ilibagiza’s faith and personal strength pulled me through.

They don’t have to be perfectly written or come with accompanying historical footnotes, etc. I iljbagiza it makes little sense to It’s sadly ironic that some people see proof that there is no God when they consider the evil manifest in the Rwandan holocaust.

Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Immaculee realizes that she wants revenge on the Hutu killers, but she knows that is the evil of the devil lurking around in her. Most distressing to me though, immsculee how much about this tekl I didn’t know. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark any more, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.


More than just a chronicling of atrocities, Imaculee Ilibagiza’s tale is also a testament to inner fortitude, faith, and the power to forgive.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I enjoy a little Wayne Dyer from time to time, but holy crapshoot ilibzgiza, they hijacked this story. I do not believe that they are one and the same.

Only certain of them. If you like to read books that entertain and put your brain on cruise control, this isn’t the book fo To give this book fewer than five stars would be a statement that it was somehow incomplete or flawed.

It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world where things like this happen, and we don’t tune in or send help. But I resolved that when the negative feelings came upon me, I wouldn’t wait for them to grow or fester.

How did Rowanda get into this situation? Her faith had to be strong an Plain an simple – She told the story the only way she could.

At that moment the pastor opened the door and gave her the requested Bible. Every one of us, in one way or another, great or small, dramatic or incidental, is going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail—spiritually speaking. The book also focuses largely on faith, which can be a very challenging subject for many young readers, let alone adult readers.

I would quote the entire chapter if I could!