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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Left to Tell ilibaiza 6 Dec 06, Teri’s pick for January They are only a small portion of the million lives lost in the genocide. Is it the devil? Yes, before our lives are over we may all be given a little taste of what the prophets faced often in their lives.

God is the source of all positive energy, and prayer is the best way to tap in to His power. No, I did not become hardened or closed off to the immensity of the atrocity, but I was able to step back and notice new and different things which deepened my appreciation of this already amazing autobiography.


Saying that prayer and “positive thinking” are the same, which the book literally does, collides thoroughly with the desperate, meditative, almost trance-like prayer that Immaculee holds on to through her hiding and even after. Refresh and try again.

Considering the unbelievably horrible things she experienced, I can’t suggest a better approach telll the subject. I couldn’t put this book down from the moment I started it. Any Hutu who resisted or sheltered Tutsis was also brutally murdered. Like Anne Frank, Ilibagiza is not writing about the history, politics, or culture of her country, or of the genocide, but rather how it affected her although Ilibagiza’s recount is obviously more intentional.

Ag Entering this book, I was expecting personal account of the Rwandan holocaust, despite the foreword stating otherwise. At that moment the pastor opened the door and gave her the requested Bible. She is truly an inspiration to women everywhere. Retrieved Dec 19, The Best Books of Nov 26, Amy J rated it it was amazing. While I tend to deny the miraculous slant she puts on many of her experiences in favor of a more worldly one, I find Ilibagiza’s descriptions of her own faith nothing short of extraordinary.


Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhuma Amazing survival story! Feb 28, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lsft to this is the very strange problem of using language from Western New Age ideas to describe her use of faith and prayer.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

She brings the battlefield between good and evil out of the genocide around her and into her own heart, mind and soul. This is a book I will not read again. Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days. The ending of the book reminds me of my life a little. I marveled at her amazing faith and her willingness to forgive and love. Jan 22, Rodney rated it liked it.

But heavily on top of her voice is the “with Steve Erwin. Immaculee does everything by her faith and not what she is seeing. She finally finds a safe refuge in the United Ilibagizz where she is able to look back at everything she had been through. Incredible account of how this woman was sustained and blessed through prayer during the atrocities of ethnic cleansing immmaculee civil war while hiding in a crowded small bathroom with very little to eat.

And sadly, when the genocide was over, the victims—and even their rescuers—exhibited the same angry, vengeful desires toward those who had wronged them, as had been vented on them only months earlier. Often times I feel like my own needs are trivial in comparison to what others may be immaculee with and that I don’t have a mimaculee to burden Heavenly Father with my miniscule problems and questions.

Immaculee Ilibagiza lived this horror during the Rwandan Genocide in The narrative’s glut of horrific violence made me sick at heart, but Ilibagiza’s faith and personal strength pulled me through. Immaculee had just prayed for another woman the pastor had turned the woman away and she had also pled for a sign that God was watching over her and the women in the bathroom with her.


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I brought him to you to question. Sep 15, Kendra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Be aware that this book will bring you to tears, but it will also open your eyes in the end. My favorite quote from the book happens when there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and she All those who harassed Eliece about this book, need to buck up and read it.

It is inspiring to see Immaculee hold on to God to make it through these atrocities.

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

We all must learn to forgive. I did meet her at a conference where Wayne Dyer was sponsoring her as a speaker. Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Quotes from Left to Tell: What a beautiful legacy! Anyone with any interest in the power of human mind to overcome the absolute worst life can throw at you needs to read this book. Indeed, we may face difficult circumstances for reasons that were absolutely right and proper, reasons that came because we were trying to keep the commandments of the Lord.

Painful, horrific, and still so amazing — this book reminded me of the incredible power of prayer and trusting in God.

To give this book fewer than five stars would be a statement that it was somehow incomplete or flawed. I kept picking it up and putting it back on the shelf. Mar 22, Juliana rated it it was amazing. I will put my life on the line to protect, no questions asked.

I feel like adults would enjoy Left To Tell more because it talks about wars and killings. Tribal tensions between the Hutus and the Tutsis escalate and the Hutus set about Faith can be defined as: