Led by Faith

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Hay House, Inc, Sep 16, 2008 - Fiction - 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. Immaculée 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. Immaculée’s remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust .In Led By Faith, Immaculée 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 naïve 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. Immaculée 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 Rwanda’s war-crime trials begin, Immaculée flees to America to begin a new chapter of her life as a refugee and immigrant—a stranger in a strange land. With the same courage and faith in God that led her through the darkness of genocide, Immaculée discovers a new life that was beyond her wildest dreams as a small girl in a tiny village in one of Africa’s poorest countries. It is in the United States, her adopted country, where Immaculée 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

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Contents

WakeUp Call xiii Chapter 1 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)

Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans.Immaculée holds honorary doctoral degrees from The University of Notre Dame and Saint John’s University, and was awarded The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007. She is the author, with Steve Erwin, of LEFT TO TELL: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.

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