Book Blogger Hop!

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.


  1. Left to Tell sounds so incredibly powerful, and I've never heard of it. Thanks for pointing it out :)

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)
    Left to Tell sounds amazing!

  3. Hi,
    Just hopping by and following through. Thank you for your recommendations

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Very powerful, indeed. I just finished reading How to Read the Air, which your blog lists as the book you're reading now. It's quite good!

    New follower!

  5. nice blog, God bless :) I am now a follower!

  6. The book that changed my life is Dont Sweat the Small Stuff and its all small stuff. Someone gave it to me when I was having life issues. Haven't been the same since I read it.I'm as good or maybe even better than I've ever been. And whats so ironic is that nothing about my life has changed, only my perspective.


  7. Happy New Year!!

    Great answer...I read Left To Tell.


  8. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  9. Hopping through. New follower!
    Both of those books sounds really interesting. Unfortunately, I haven't read much about the Rwanda genocide - it's sad that no one really has - I should. Thanks for the recs!
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  10. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend! New follower.

    My hop is here

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya LadyWings


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