In the meanwhile, here is a book review that I wrote some time ago. This year I have found myself drawn to books about the Rwandan genocide and the Holocaust, and this was the first personal account that I read about the events in Rwanda.
I just finished reading Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza (Hay House, 2014) This book was first published in 2006 and became a New York Times best seller; it is now in its' third edition, having sold nearly two million copies in seventeen languages around the world.
Left to Tell sparked an international movement for forgiveness and reconciliation. It is still widely read, has received a number of awards and has been incorporated into school curriculums even at the university level. This is a remarkable feat, since Ilibagiza is a very faithful Catholic and frequently talks about her love of the rosary and the Virgin Mary, among other things.
Ilibagiza has also since written a number of other books, notably Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide, which is essentially a sequel to Left to Tell, and deals more specifically with her own faith journey through the genocide and afterwards, as she learned to forgive and love those who murdered her family and friends.