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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The reality and really words Ilibagiza uses to describe the horror that affected an entire country startled me.

Yes, before our lives are over we may all be given a little taste of what the prophets faced often in their lives. But a close friend of mine said she kept thinking Lefg should read this book and then lent it to me.

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There is a theme of forgiveness when Immaculee and the other women leave the bathroom and while there in the bathroom. His faithful promises are your armor. God is her strength. My favorite quote from the book happens when there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and immaculde All those who harassed Eliece about this book, need to buck up and read it.

Being unable to move or make any noise for that whole time, Immaculee immersed herself in meditation and prayer, using the time to strengthen her faith and character.

It’s really a book about forgiveness and as such reminds me of a Vision Video I previewed recently which we purchased and plan to include as a part of our curriculum for the parent’s portion of First Sacraments.

She was able to look him in the eye and say, “I forgive you. At that moment the pastor opened the door and gave her the requested Bible. I think Steve Erwin could have helped to tell this story better. Marvelous personal story of her being saved from a massacre. First the killers shot them with machine guns, and then they threw grenades at them. One brother survived by being out of the country. Most people assume the holocaust was a Hutu versus Tutsi tribal conflict.


When it comes to unlimited forgiveness, for sure she is in a different place than me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her ability to forgive allowed her to move on with her life and help others. Skill-wise, the book is probably appropriate; however, content-wise, I would only recommend this book to mature readers and not an entire 9th grade class. Most of all, humbling.

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

This book is much like “The Hiding Place” in its focus on forgiveness and God’s love and support through such great trials. She turned to prayer and meditation as she had no idea how long this ordeal would last.

You can really picture what is going on and you can connect with her based on what she is feeling or how she uses her faith to keep her going. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault. I learned that no matter what your situation you can put your trust bby God’s hands. This is from the first chapter in his book. They don’t have to be perfectly written or come with accompanying historical footnotes, etc.

To give this book fewer than five stars would be a statement that yb was somehow incomplete or flawed. My favorite quote from the book happens ilibagjza there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and she is praying and has a vision of Jesus who says to her “mountains are moved with faith, Immaculee, but if faith were easy, all the mountains would be gone. I haven’t read much about the Rwandan genocide because it still feels so close.

I finished it in two days because the author’s story is so compelling. There are very mature themes that deal with graphic violence rape, cold-blooded murder, brutality, ethnic discrimination. It is presumed that his interest in making sure all members of the family were killed was because he was interested in claiming their family’s property.


Be aware that this book will bring you to tears, but it will also open your eyes in the end. Cannot remember if I loaned or gave away my copy of this book, but it is gone. It is a story about an event lost in history that needs to not be forgotten. The term “positive thinking” and related terms and ideas are very heavy toward the end of the book.

How could I find fault with something so heartfelt and genuine?

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I would quote the entire chapter if Jlibagiza could! Immaculee Ilibagiza takes us through her 91 day journey of being hunted because of what she was; a Tutsi. Hutu families who were found to be hiding Tutsees were slaughtered along with the Tutsis they were hiding.

I marveled at her amazing faith This book broke my heart over and over all the while strengthening my spirit.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Books of the Week. Indeed, let me say that even a little stronger: In Rwanda there are two tribes, Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days. Sep 26, Tami rated it really liked it. One of the voices was of a man who she later learns killed her mother and brother and a man who’s children she had been classmates with in grade school.

Jun 30, Kt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. I would turn to God and let His love and forgiveness protect and save me. Ilibagiza shares how her Catholic faith guided her through her ordeal and describes her eventual forgiveness and compassion ilibbagiza her family’s killers.

And here is my review. The style of this book is that of a religious faith journey.