06 January 2009

I ordered it!

Last year, I read Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza. It is her story of the Rwandan Holocaust. I don't really remember the actual events-I was in college and pretty oblivious to news in those days. Her story of faith is just amazing! She trusted in God and He helped her to survive when her entire family perished in the genocide. This book really was life changing for me. In part, it made me realize that I have nothing in my life to complain about. It also reminded me that I need to put full faith and trust in God because in Him all things are possible!


Immaculee has a new book out. It is called Led by Faith. I ordered it yesterday. I have been looking for a book to begin some spiritual reading for 2009. This is the book! I cannot wait to get it! I'll let you know what I think after I read it, but I think it is going to be a great read!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

I saw that at Barne's and Noble when looking for a gift for someone, I can't wait to hear what you think of the new book!!

Susie said...

I hope you find the book to be beneficial to you:-)

Kim H. said...

Yes, let us know. I kinda want to read her first book now. I'll check it out.

The movie Hotel Rwawanda - recommended to me by my dear friend Fr. Patrick, is an incredible movie. It's probably one of the best movies I've ever seen - in the sense, that it's not warm and fuzzy - but a real eye-opener. Like how could something like that happen and the world turned it's back?

If you haven't seen that movie, I highly recommend it.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I have been meaning to get the book. Left to tell. I did not know she wrote another one. I could not watch Hotel Rwanda, but my African friends said it is accurate, that is how it is over there. Kim mentioning backs being turned, they still are. In Congo over Christmas time, 400 Congolese were murdered when insurgents from Uganda crossed over into Congo. The sad thing is that as long as sin dominates the world, this will be the norm in many places.
Think I will go get the book this week.

Nancy said...

Therese,
I have heard her interviewed on a number of times. Her story of living in a small bathrrom was incredible. Enjoy this next book and let me know how it it.

By the way...I love the new look of your blog! It is so cheery!

Clare said...

i loved the first! im in the middle of the second! its really really good! pretty different from the first though!

Nikki said...

Therese,
Immaculee Ilibagiza is coming to my area for a women's conference in February. I am really looking forward to it. Road trip to Ohio? She is an amazing woman!