Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It is for bloggers to show which upcoming releases they are looking forward to. My selection for this week is a little different than my previous choices:
Sowing the Seeds of Forgiveness by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Release date: 15 October 2010
In "Sowing The Seeds of Forgiveness," Immaculee reveals how the simple message of forgiveness in her earlier books resonated in the hearts of readers around the world. The hunger to find inner peace is so universal that Immaculee now spends much of her life sharing her story in churches, synagogues, concert halls, and stadiums all over the globe. Along the way she offers us moments of true inspiration by taking us into the lives of people whose hearts have been freed from a lifetime of pain by finding forgiveness. In this book, we join Immaculee as she travels from Iceland to Japan, from Hollywood to the Holy Land, to the White House luncheon and a meeting with the first family, and much more. In each country, no matter what the culture or language, Immaculee is greeted with the same question: "How do we forgive?" Her answer is always the same, and it is what "Sowing The Seeds of Forgiveness" is truly about--"Love."
Immaculee has a truly amazing story. She is a survivor the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Her entire family was killed, except for one brother who was out of the country at the time, and she survived by hiding in a bathroom in her neighbours house with seven other women for three months. She wrote her story in "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust." She then went on to write "Led by Faith" in which she talks about finding her way in the world following the genocide and moving to the United States. Hers is an inspiring story and it's great to see that she is now sharing the stories of others around the world who have learned how to forgive in the most extreme circumstances.