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.