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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Is it the devil? I didn’t want to put it down. The ending of the book reminds me of my life a little. It is a book that uplifts, even while it subdues. I’ve had this book sitting on my nightstand for several weeks, after checking it out from the library thanks to many recommendations from friends and acquaintances. To ask other readers questions about Left to Tellplease sign up.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Tribal tensions between the Hutus and the Tutsis escalate and the Hutus set about Faith can be defined as: I am so very blessed. I surrendered my thoughts to God every day when I retreated to that special place in my heart to communicate with Him.

This book tell be read in one sitting, though its effects will linger for days afterwards. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Whenever I meet people who persist in believing in the essential goodness of human nature, I know that I have met people for whom evidence is irrelevant. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Actually everyone needs to read this book. Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhuma Amazing survival story!

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. View all 6 comments. And then pretend that instead of walking of that bathroom after three months weighing a mere 65 pounds, might I addstrengthened in your faith and actively forgiving those guilty of slaughtering levt whole family.


We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault.

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

Hutu families who were found to be hiding Tutsees were slaughtered along with the Tutsis they were hiding. This book is much like “The Hiding Place” in tll focus on forgiveness and God’s love and support through such great trials. 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 c This is definitely the most powerful book that I have ever read.

Immaculee is brought up in a very religious household and being a minority never crossed her mind. Left to Tell is the true and horribly detailed account of a tremendous evil that left over one million dead–most of them chopped to de I’ve had this book sitting on my nightstand for several weeks, after checking it out from the library thanks to many recommendations from friends and acquaintances. Surely there are a host of Rwandan martyrs looking down lsft us from heaven. Dec 03, Liaken rated it liked it Shelves: During the genocide, most of Ilibagiza’s family her mother, her father, and her two immaxulee Damascene and Vianney was killed by Hutu Interahamwe soldiers.

It immaculse me too deeply to realize that this happened in my conscious lifetime.

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. Ilibagiza is remarkably brave, and you need to hear her story. I would recommend Left To Tell because it takes you through a journey of faith, courage, leadership and of never giving up. The term “positive thinking” and related terms and ideas are very tekl toward the end of the book.


Mar 06, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s really a book about forgiveness and as such reminds me of a Vision Video I previewed recently ummaculee we purchased and plan to include as a part of our curriculum for the parent’s portion of First Sacraments. I thought of God on every page. Reading this book is a pretty sobering experience. I will put my life on the line to protect, no questions asked.

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

Immaculée Ilibagiza

Quotes from Immsculee to Tell: They had reason to believe she was there but were unable to find her. The atrocities that were committed are mind-boggling and left me feeling bitter and angry at the perpetrators and our own government for doing nothing.

But a close friend of mine said she kept thinking I should read this book and then lent it to me. She turned to prayer and meditation as she had no idea how long this ordeal would last. 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.

Immaculee Ilibagiza writes her story as a movie. Immaculee manages to survive ilibagizq being secretly stashed in a tiny bathroom for 3 months with several immaculer women.

I finished it in two days because the author’s story is so compelling. I paid for it the next day at work; I was so tired, but it was worth it.