The Tears of My Soul: He Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields. His Family Didn't. Could He Forgive?

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Monarch Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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In 1975, the Khmer Rhouge seized control of Cambodia. The next years were a nightmare of brainwashing, torture, murder, and revenge. Few who were educated, disliked by government officials, or questioned the Khmer Rhouge, survived. As the son of a teacher, Sokreaksa S. Himm and his family were marked for death.

The day came when the family was marched to a grave already dug in a jungle clearing: the Khmer Rhouge used hoes to hack them down one by one. Sokreaksa, critically wounded, was covered by the bodies of his family. His executioners walked away laughing. That night Sokreaksa climbed from the mass grave to begin a quest to regain more than just his earthly life. Through a series of extraordinary events he made his way to Thailand and then to Canada, where he found faith in Christ. But hatred burned in his heart. Could he possibly forgive his family's killers? It's a vivid insight into the remarkable process of healing and forgiveness

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User Review  - Sonia Werk -

This book documents an incredible first hand account of the killing fields of Cambodia. The courage needed to write such vivid memories is God supplied. This biography gives the reader a clear ... Read full review

User Review  - Sandra Sherwood -

This book is truly a powerful story of a man's search for peace of mind and hope for a meaningful life. Reaksa Himm's story of forgiveness through his encounter with Christ, is a must-read for every Christian. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sokreaksa Himm survived the killing fields of Cambodia and is now back inthe country of his birth planting churches and helping traumatized young adults come to terms with their past.

Jan Greenough is a professional author and editor, and has written many books. She serves as a magistrate in Oxfordshire, and she and her husband worship at a local Methodist church.

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