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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Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhumanly based on subtle propaganda. This is a book which merits a second, even a third read. It’s sadly ironic that some people see proof that there is no God when they consider the evil manifest in the Rwandan holocaust. Mar 10, Glenna rated it really liked it.

But the message leeft this book isn’t about violence or atrocities or retribution or blame. The term “positive thinking” and related terms and ideas are very heavy toward the end of the book. Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days.

And his deep fingerprints are visible in this book. Apr 28, Hafsah M rated it really liked it.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I hate to go there, but I really can’t wrap my mind around all these unspeakable evils without thinking there’s a huge evil force behind it all. Paperbackpages. All I know, is that my faith, which most days is weak to non-existent, would certainly be gone after enduring what Immaculee endured. So is what happens with genocide a preemptive thing?

Considering the unbelievably horrible things she experienced, I can’t suggest a better approach to the subject. 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.


Her faith had to be strong an Plain an simple – She told the story the only way yo could. 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. View all 8 comments.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

The majority of the killing was done with macheties and in many cases the killers and victims knew each other, were neighbors, had grown-up together and gone to school together.

Added to this is the very strange problem of using language from Western New Age ideas to describe her use of faith and prayer. Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me.

I can’t really take it in entirely. Be aware that this book will bring you to tears, but it will also open your eyes in the end.

She was able to look him in the eye and say, “I forgive you. You can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experience with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced. But a close friend of mine said she kept thinking I should read this book and then lent it to me.

Sometimes the best thing to do is forgive and forget. This book broke my heart over and over all the while strengthening my spirit. I’m glad she told the story, but I’m concerned for the unsuspecting soul who picks this up just to get a religious high.

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During the genocide, most of Ilibagiza’s family her mother, her father, and her two brothers Damascene and Vianney was killed by Hutu Interahamwe soldiers. Well, I read it. While I tend to deny the miraculous slant she puts on many of her experiences in favor of a more worldly one, I find Ilibagiza’s descriptions of her own faith nothing short of extraordinary.

At one point, she hears screaming, then silence, then a baby crying. This book is much like “The Hiding Place” in its focus on forgiveness and God’s love and support through such great trials. And sadly, when the genocide was over, the victims—and even their rescuers—exhibited the same angry, vengeful desires toward those who had wronged them, as had been vented on them only months earlier. Or is it driven by pure hatred?

Not only will reading this book make you realize how much you may take for granted in your life, but it also shows you that if she can find forgiveness through God, so can you, no matter how big or small the trespass.

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Here is a thought from Elder Holland fireside address, “Lessons from Liberty Jail”, September that I thought went along well with the overall message of the book Views Read Edit View history. The pain and trauma hit a bit too close to home for me. The ending of the book reminds me of my life a little.

If someone comes into my home intending to do my iibagiza harm, then it’s on.