I just finished reading the book,"Left to Tell" by Immaculee Ilibagiza.
About the book: "Immaculée shares her miraculous story of how she survived during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 when she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house for 91 days. In this captivating and inspiring book, Immaculée shows us how to embrace the power of prayer, forge a profound and lasting relationship with God, and discover the importance of forgiveness and the meaning of truly unconditional love and understanding—through our darkest hours." (summary from http://www.lefttotell.com/)
I highly recommend this book to anyone. It brought tears to my eyes and taught me so much. It inspired me to pray more often, more specifically and more fervently. It reminded me of how miracles still happen. It inspired me to try and form a closer relationship with God, through prayer and scripture study. It taught me to forgive more willingly. This woman forgave men who killed most of her family during this atrocious Rwandan genocide. Its an amazing and unbelievable story. And as you know, very sad. I can't imagine going through what this woman did. And I just can't believe people can be so cruel. She is truly an inspiration. She embodies charity-the pure love of Christ. If you haven't read it already, add it to your book list! It may sound like a depressing book, and yes, the material is very sad, but its so very uplifting. I closed the book feeling like I had a whole new outlook on life. Thanks Immaculee for sharing your story.
Up next on my reading list: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Glenn Beck's Common Sense. Yes, I'm trying to become more literate! :)