Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm grateful for a good book

I have read many books that I am grateful for and I wanted to share one of those with you today.

Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilabaguza

          I read this book for two different book clubs and loved it each time. I guess it's the kind of book that you hate as well. Life is not easy for Immaculee during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. In a story that is similar to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Immaculee tells her true life experiences of survival, of hiding, of running, of mourning, of hating, of forgiving.

          I think there are parts of our own lives that we can see in Immaculee's struggle, though probably not as intense as what she went through. As we recognize our own story of survival, hiding, running, mourning, hating, and forgiving we can use Immaculee as a source of hope, as an example of changing ones heart, and as a way to realize 'our lives aren't that bad.'

Here is part of her amazing story as she shared it with CBS

When I googled the title for photo of the cover, I found out that they have made it into a movie that is to come out in 2012. So for any of you non-readers out there, you can still learn from Immaculee.

Thank you Beth Revis for this challenge. It really made me think about what books...well...made me think.

What is a book that made you think?


  1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy--made me think for days and days. I've never heard of Left to Tell. It sounds fascinating.

  2. I've never heard of The Road. On the Road by Keroac, yes but not The Road. I'll have to look for it.

  3. I've heard of The Road, though I haven't read it. Brandon Sanderson's books always make me think.

  4. Thanks for reminding me of this book . I am very much aware of Immaculees story and struggle and how she was cooped up in a bathroom with God knows how many others for a long time . I follow her blog too and now I am going to add this book to my books to read .

  5. Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds wonderful, and I'm just about ready for a new read. Thanks!


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