Led by Faith
Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide
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Led by Faith by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Book DescriptionFor 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. ImmaculEe 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. ImmaculEe's remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, " Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust."In "Led By Faith, "ImmaculEe 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 naIve 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. ImmaculEe 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, ImmaculEe 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, ImmaculEe discovers a new life that was beyond her wildest dreams as a small girl in a tiny village in one ofAfrica's poorest countries.It is in the United States, her adopted country, where ImmaculEe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781401918873
(236mm x 167mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Hay House
Publisher: Hay House
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Immaculee Ilibagiza
Left to Tell, Paperback / softback (May 2014)
Revised edition updated in 2014 ."..with a new Afterward by Immaculaee, in which she looks back at the 20 years that have passed since the Rwandan holocaust."--Cover, p. 
Rosary, Paperback (August 2013)
Reveals how the rosary's blessings can be reaped by each and every one of us. This book recounts author's personal experience of discovering the power and the beauty of the ancient beads - and shows us how to enrich our own lives by exploring and embracing the mysteries, secrets, and promises of the prayer that became her "lifeline to heaven".
Boy Who Met Jesus, Paperback (March 2013)
Segatashya was a shepherd born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in the most remote region of Rwanda. He never attended school, never saw a Bible, and never set foot in a church. Then one summer day in 1982 while the 15-year-old was resting beneath a shade tree, Jesus Christ paid him a visit.
Our Lady of Kibeho, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Before the atrocities of the 1994 genocide, which left more than a million people dead, the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ appeared to eight young people in the remote village of Kibeho, Rwanda. The author draws on her first-hand experiences, visiting the sites before and after the holocaust.
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Author Biography - Immaculee Ilibagiza
ImmaculEe 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.ImmaculEe 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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