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?