Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book: The Rosary by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Nothing more adequate than a wonderful book exalting the power of prayer during this special time of year. And that's what this is, a powerful, compelling testimony of a strong human being, one that has lived through unimaginable suffering and horrors during the Rwandan genocide. I became aware of Immaculle Ilibagiza years ago when I was watching a PBS Wayne Dyer special. He introduced her to the audience and talked about the book she had just then launched, which told of the amazing ordeal she went through to survive the genocide, against all odds. I remember her immense faith when she related how she clutched to her rosary, the last and only belonging she had left, during those 3 months of agonizing imprisonment, believing in a miracle, believing in forgiveness, believing in salvation. And it came. And she credited it all to her faithful praying of the rosary.

With great satisfaction I found out she had written this book, describing in more detail her intimate relationship with praying the rosary, and how it continues to make a tremendous difference in her life. From her teenager years before the genocide, during and after her ordeal, and how it still has a great impact in strengthening her faith and easing her sorrows, it is truly amazing to read the testimony of this special person, and how she humbly devotes herself to this glorious prayer.  This uplifting story, that describes her own personal experience, is a powerful motivational book that shows how prayer is still the best answer to our questions.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.

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