Monday, June 14, 2010



FORGIVENESS


First AbFab Geek recommended I read it, then my friend Toeless sent me the book, so I finally sat down one day and started it. I'll be honest with you, the subject of Rwandan genocide was one I was happy to avoid, but Toeless and AbFab both said I would love it, both said it would be life changing, and both have my best interest at heart, so I trusted them and dove in. I barely came up for air.

The book is amazing for many reasons, but what struck me the most was Immaculee's ability to forgive. I am telling you, if you are struggling to forgive someone, this book will help put it all in perspective. If she is able to truly forgive and find peace, there is hope for the rest of us.

Immaculee has two other books which I just picked up and can't wait to start reading, and the third one is all about Mary.

Say no more.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the review -- it looks fascinating.

Jerri said...

Just a guess, but it sounds like Immaculee has harmony in her soul.

deb said...

as someone still climbing up that forgiveness mountain, I will read this.
I wouldn't have otherwise, so your shout out is much appreciated.

Southern GFCF said...

I'm skeered.

"Motherless Daughters" set me way back for quite a while and it got rave reviews from our group of mommies.

Wanda said...

She and HHDL. I'm just sayin'.

No accidents.

courtneywrites said...

I've heard that forgiveness is the secret to happiness. Makes sense, since it's such a hard thing to achieve.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Southern GFCF,

I was scared, too. I have a really hard time reading about man's inhumanity towards man. I will tell you that it is written in such a way that it is readable, and the power of the story trumps the darkness of the events.

Deb Shucka said...

This is an amazing story. I love that it's leading you to another conversation with Mary.

Lola said...

Of COURSE the third one is all about MARY!!!! xo

Robin said...

I can't wait for you to read the next two books. The story is amazing, if it were fiction, we would call it way over the top.

Jamie said...

Thanks for this - I'll have to check it out!

Amber said...

Did you know I heard her speak? She was touring with Wayne Dyer, and this book had just come out...She was amazing. Truely, truely special.

:)