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Escape From Rwanda: A True Story Of Faith, Hope, And Survival (2010)

by John Y. Bizimana(Favorite Author)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 3
1606418300 (ISBN13: 9781606418307)
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review 1: A short, but good read about a young man who fled Rwanda with his mother and two siblings during the genocide of the 1990's. He fled to Zimbabwe, and later to Belgium where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ. I liked how optimistic he is about facing trials and learning from them. He also declares that life is not fair, but "to those who cower in the face of affliction, it sadly remains so." His message is basically to find hope in the midst of misery.
review 2: This was a story of hope and perseverance ... I have read a few other accounts of the Rwandan genocide, this was not like them at all. His perseverance was not through the hardship of the genocide, but rather from the hardship of growing up very wealthy to having everything, literally EVERYTHING, take
... moren from you and then getting yourself back up. The author tells his story based on his memories, and he was a very young boy when much of this happened. So, many of his struggles are emotional, he deals with lonliness and embarrassment, fear of failure and just an overall lack of hope in his ability to have any kind of success or happiness in this life.Fortunately, time after time, he sees God's hand in his life and is able to pick up again (as he is knocked down many different times) and move on. The author seems very raw at times, especially in sharing his emotional struggles. This was not what I was expecting, but it was good to read the honest account of how he found hope.I can't say that this was a life-changing account, but definitely one worth sharing and I will pass this on to my young daughters for sure. less
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I think this could have been a good book but I didn't think it was written very well.
This was a good story though he had escaped from Rwanda by the 2nd chapter.
compelling story, just not very well written.
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