Led by Faith

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Hay House, Inc, Sep 16, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
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For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immacul(r)e Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immacul(r)eOCOs remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. In Led By Faith, Immacul(r)e takes us with her as her remarkable journey continues. Through her simple and eloquent voice, we experience her hardships and heartache as she struggles to survive and to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of the holocaust. It is the story of a na-ve and vulnerable young woman, orphaned and alone, navigating through a bleak and dangerously hostile world with only an abiding faith in God to guide and protect her. Immacul(r)e fends off sinister new predators, seeks out and comforts scores of children orphaned by the genocide, and searches for love and companionship in a land where hatred still flourishes. Then, fearing again for her safety as RwandaOCOs war-crime trials begin, Immacul(r)e flees to America to begin a new chapter of her life as a refugee and immigrantOCoa stranger in a strange land. With the same courage and faith in God that led her through the darkness of genocide, Immacul(r)e discovers a new life that was beyond her wildest dreams as a small girl in a tiny village in one of AfricaOCOs poorest countries. It is in the United States, her adopted country, where Immacul(r)e can finally look back at all that has happened to her and truly understand why God spared her life . . . so that she would be left to tell her story to the world."
 

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

This chronicles the author's life post genocide in Rwanda and in the US. It is the sequel to LEFT TO TELL, but could very well be a stand-alone as she touches on her past experiences. Read full review

User Review  - Ginger - Christianbook.com

I wanted to experience her thoughts and seek how she realted to our Lord for all her strength. Also how HE will provide protection and safe haven for those who believe and ask. She did a marvelous job of expression and example. Read full review

Contents

Left to Tell
1
Walking Through the Ruins
15
Mother Mary
21
Peace and Prayer
31
The Power of Unconditional Love
39
A New Type of Heartache
49
Exiles Exodus and Killers Across the Water
57
Looking for Miracles
73
John Returns
123
An Army of Love
137
Bees and Blessings
147
Time to Leave
161
In America
171
The World Hears My Story
185
Rwanda Rising
195
Acknowledgments
201

A Dream Comes True
87
Office Politics
97
Office Predators
107
About the Authors
205
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About the author (2008)

Writer Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. During the Rwanda genocide in 1994, she and seven other women spent 91 days in a bathroom of a local pastor's home. She lost most of her family at this time. Four years later, she immigrated to the United States and began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is currently a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007, she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to help support Rwandan orphans and others who suffered from the long-term effects of genocide and war. She has received numerous humanitarian awards including the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007 and a Christopher Award.

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