Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. 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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It is a story about an event lost in history that needs to not be forgotten. It has been over eight years since I read this. Paperbackpages. Rising from the ashes of the Rwandan Holocaustpicks up where she left off in Left to Tell.

God is the source of all positive energy, and prayer is the best way to tap in to His power. I can’t really take it in entirely. It shows what she is feeling and I think that you can easily envision what is going on.

His faithfulness is like a shield or a city wall. No, I did not become hardened or closed off to the immensity of the atrocity, but I was able to step back and notice new and different things which deepened my appreciation of this already amazing autobiography.

She gets rid of the hate in her and turns to God.

View all 6 comments. Mar 06, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: I personally and disgusted by some of the things that people considered to be okay to do back in the day but we need to understand that this was just considered the norm. Don’t let the forward by Dr. By using immacule site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Immaculee Ilibagiza lived this horror during the Rwandan Genocide in I take issue with automatically forgiving murderers and believe that true forgiveness, especially when it comes to such atrocities, can only come from God.


Immaculee cherishes her faith throughout the whole book and that is what keeps her going. His faithful promises are ilibabiza armor. I recommend this book to everyone even though I have not read itbecause it is an unbeleiveable story. There were times as I was reading this book that I had a physical reaction to her story.

Only certain of them. So it is very possible that some of the killers were reluctant participants in the killing. Clearly, many people died including her parents, brothers, little children born and unborn.

There were six women and then eight. And lest my dear review reader thinks that such thin Shocking and inspiring. I have been through rough patches and all but I have lived in the moment and ho faith close to me. It’s too much to think th I haven’t read much about the Rwandan genocide because it still feels so close. Immaculee relies on God when she needs it the most so she talks to him.

I understand her because when you’re going through a tough time in your iliibagiza, you may feel like there’s nothing left for you. I am ashamed at my own whining and complaining about nothing. They are only a small portion of the million lives lost in the genocide. Will share this and her other book with my daughters and friend who are going to hear her.

It was a case of the oppressed becoming the oppressors, part of a never-ending cycle. Immaculee does everything by her faith and not what she is seeing. But many Hutu’s were massacred in the holocaust as well.

Aug 19, Negin rated it liked it Shelves: Despite my concern about the Obama presidency and their blatant anti-life agenda, their smug arrogance regarding global warming and their socialistic ideas of big government, I have it pretty darned good.

She is truly an inspiration to women everywhere.

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

Anyone with any interest in the power legt human mind to overcome the absolute worst life can throw at you needs to read this book. Reading it has inspired me to improve my own relationship with God and to learn to trust in Him more. Her story is despairing and hopeful all at once.


I didn’t want to put it down. And his deep fingerprints are visible in this book.

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The style of this book is that of a religious faith journey. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault. How someone is able to get to the point that they think it’s okay, necessary even, to chop babies in half or throw hundreds of people into a fire because they are ethnically different is incomprehensible.

Immaculee’s faith has been tested throughout the whole book but it isn’t until the end where it is truly tested. They don’t have to be perfectly written or come with accompanying historical footnotes, etc.

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This is a story of great faith. Apr 28, Hafsah M rated it really liked it. Auden’s poem, “Musee des Beaux Arts,” and I am ashamed. The book also focuses largely on faith, which can be a very challenging subject for many young readers, let alone adult readers.

Although I didn’t think Tepl would give this book this many stars at first, it was a powerful tale of survival and one woman’s account of how she survived this and later began to work for the UN, and how she seeks to help other survivors. Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We may face persecution; we may endure heartache and separation from loved ones; we may be hungry and cold and forlorn.