Left to Tell: Discovering Forgiveness Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Illibagiza is our August AGB Book Club choice. Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.
Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.
She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love—a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers. The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.
Our August AGB Book Club meeting is Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via Google Meet. (Due to the pandemic, we will have virtual meetings.)
Please RSVP at email@example.com. We'll have an informal, engaging discussion about lessons learned from the book. THANK YOU for reading with us! #LetsReadTogether
We're excited to launch the AGB (Avant-garde Books) Book Club for readers who are at least 18 years old. Membership is absolutely FREE. Each month, we'll choose a book from a wide range of genres. If you would like to read with us, get the book and meet us for an informal, engaging discussion on the fourth Sunday of every month (except holidays) at 4:00 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse on East West Connector (Austell, Georgia). For people who do not reside in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, you can participate virtually. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Google Meet link. Lastly, if you have a title that you would like to suggest for reading, please let us know. We look forward to learning and growing together through literature! #LetsReadTogether