The Bishop of Rwanda (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jul 27, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
21 Reviews

In 1994, as his country descended into the madness of genocide, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana underwent the mind-numbing pain of having members of his church and family butchered. John refused to become a part of the systemic hatred. He founded the Sonrise orphanage and school for children orphaned in the genocide, and he now leads reconciliation efforts between his own Tutsi people, the victims of this horrific massacre, and the perpetrators, the Hutus. His remarkable story is one that demands to be told.

  

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Review: The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones

User Review  - Marisa Oconnor - Goodreads

intense and emotional book. at times, I felt myself disconnecting because of the horrible things I was reading. but all totally worth the read. there is so much depth to Rwanda's genocide and equally so to its healing. not a light read but I highly recommend even to the feint of heart. Read full review

Review: The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones

User Review  - Goodreads

intense and emotional book. at times, I felt myself disconnecting because of the horrible things I was reading. but all totally worth the read. there is so much depth to Rwanda's genocide and equally so to its healing. not a light read but I highly recommend even to the feint of heart. Read full review

Contents

Setting the Time Bomb
9
The Tearing of Paradise
23
The Countdown
33
A Carefully Laid Plan
57
The Demons Unleashed
85
Bodies in the River
121
Machetes into Plowshares
137
Uncovering the Truth
161
Changing Hearts
177
Forgiveness
197
The Future
207
Reconciliation for All
221
About the Authors
229
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About the author (2008)

Anglican bishop John Rucyahana (b. 1945; a Tutsi) was elected Bishop of the Shyira diocese of Rwanda in 1997. During his term, John often escaped death, even as many pastors, friends and family members were killed in the ongoing genocide. John works tirelessly for reconciliation in Rwanda: having founded the Sonrise orphanage for children orphaned in the genocide, and ministering in prisons to its perpetrators. He and his wife, Harriet, have five children.

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