Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Book Reviews: Left To Tell and Led By Faith
If you haven't yet read Left To Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza, you really should. It is her true story of survival through the Rwandan genocide in 1994. She survived by hiding with 7 or 8 other women in a 3 foot by 4 foot bathroom for several months. Her entire family was brutally massacred, except for one brother who was out of the country at the time. As riveting as her story of survival is, the more compelling part of the book is her story of forging a strong bond with God during her time in the bathroom. For me, the biggest message of the book was one of hope and trust in God, even in the midst of horror. It was a fascinating and meaningful read.
I also recently read the sequel to Left To Tell, called Led By Faith. This was another fascinating and compelling book, about Immaculee's life after the Rwandan massacre, and her complete trust and faith in God. It was amazing to read of her multiple narrow escapes from death, and all the details of how she got from Rwanda to the USA were very interesting. There were many "God-incidences."
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