Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

Book Review: Left To Tell

Pictures never tell me anything. I don't think a picture is worth a thousand words because it's no good to me. So, it's hard to understand everything that goes on in our world. If you watch a documentary, chances are you get less than half of the story. You don't get the context of the pictures that are being shown. If you can see them, it's easier to put all of the information together, but if not, uyou're going to miss something. That's why I was so moved by the book "Left To Tell" written by Imaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin. Ms. Ilibagiza survived the Rwandan holocaust, and her story is really shocking. she manages to tell a gruesome, heartbreaking, shocking tale with grace and in a way that brings hope amongst the sadness.

I read this book while still on a lot of medication after the surgery. My memory is not as clear as I'd like, but one thing stands out with this book: her amazing faith. Her tales of praying so many times while people who wanted to kill her stood litterally feet away are stunning. As I dealt with the aftermath, trying to have patience and recover from the surgery, trying to deal with the RSD flare up and trying to deal with the questions of faith I had, a friend reminded me again of her story. Knowing what she went through and seeing her faith has strengthened my own. All I can say is that you have to read this book. Find it on Amazon, or for those who need accessible formats, find it on bookshare. But whatever you do, go, read it.

Tags: faith, reading

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