Welcome to my stop on the Book Blogger Hop! It's a great way to meet fellow book bloggers and find more great books to read (because isn't that what we all need - more books on our to read list?)
This weeks question is: What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence or change you?
I have to pick two books for this but they go hand in hand. The first is Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza and the second is Faith Under Fire by Antoine Rutayisire.
In the mid-90's a minister came to my church from Rwanda. He shared the story of the genocide with us and how he was personally affected by it. That was the first time my eyes were truly opened to the devastation that occurs in our world.
These two books are inspiring stories of people who survived the Rwandan Genocide and after it all were able to forgive. These books have shown me that no matter how difficult our situations are we can get through them and more importantly learn from them. They are also incredible stories of faith and have greatly influenced my Christian walk.
I highly recommend Left To Tell. She has an amazing story, of spending 3 months in a small bathroom with other women while the genocide raged on just outside their door.