In this book Bishop John Ruchyahana, Bishop of the Anglican Church in Rwanda, shows how the Rwandans are learning to grieve their losses, forgive their neighbors who have killed their families, and find new ways to live that aren t based on fear, lack of education, and lies The social structures are beginning to change People are beginning to become educated in such a way there is our bishop I have friends who have met this man and they are proof that what he writes is indeed happening read it to find hope for our world in spite of wars and violence that is so widespread.
After reading My Father, Maker of the Trees, How I Survived the Genocide in Rwanda I wanted to learnabout what I had remembered vaguely, when it happened, and came to this book, the Bishop of Rwanda The author gives a very detailed account of the history that set up the events for the genocide, as well as what happened during this horrendous slaughter It is pretty graphic at times, and once again, it shocks me how evil men s deeds can be particularly when they join together What follows this horror, however, is the amazing power of the Grace of God in taking something so horrible, and bringing hope and forgiveness into the hearts of those willing to allow Him in People left to themselves become so controlled by Satan that they can commit unspeakable horrors And people who give themselves to the Lordship of Jesus , As His Country Descended Into The Madness Of Genocide, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana Underwent The Mind Numbing Pain Of Having Members Of His Church And Family Butchered John Refused To Become A Part Of The Systemic Hatred He Founded The Sonrise Orphanage And School For Children Orphaned In The Genocide, And He Now Leads Reconciliation Efforts Between His Own Tutsi People, The Victims Of This Horrific Massacre, And The Perpetrators, Ä The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones ¹ Download by Ä John Rucyahana The Hutus His Remarkable Story Is One That Demands To Be Told I had the pleasure of meeting Bishop Rucyahana a few years ago and was blown away by his character, humility, and passion This book is excellent, not only is it a great overview of the history leading up to and fomenting the resulting genocide, but it places the human component front and center These are real people, these are real stories Their pain is real, it cannot be ignored.
This is not an easy book to read, for readers in the US or Europe our role in the violence cannot be avoided or passed over The effects of colonization, greed, and defense of the status quo planted the seeds for genocide and refused to stop the violence once it began But the story doesn t end there, the last half of the book tells the story of reconciliation, the story of forgiveness, and the desperate struggle to build anew A story which began in violence now A powerful recounting of John Rucyahana growing up amidst the horrific genocide in Rwanda, and how God used him from the refugee camps to later helping heal his country It seems everywhere he went, John Rucyahana was used by God to impact people s lives This true story held me fast, taught me lessons, and enlarged my own dreams The book is a gripping read and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Those who are especially concerned about writing style may be a bit put off by the occasional repetition of some details in sections with differing purposes, and by shifts back and forth in time But to me, those craft issues were minor blips to the unfolding of this incredibly moving and inspiring story.
I am giving this book 3 stars usually I am always on a 4, mostly because for sometimes now all the books I read are chosen with a purpose The 3 stars came about maybe because of my very inner bound preconceptions about religion and church, even though I have deduced from the Bishops narratives that he isabout Jesus Or because I had great expectation, I come to this book because I caught a glimpse of the fascinating story of John Rucyahana as it was told in A Thousand Hills Nonetheless the Bishop gave me another perspective of Rwanda s story and I am grateful, maybe the story just needed a little flair in the way it was told my opinion expectation Note I still cannot put into context that a human being can cut open a pregnant woman, remove an unborn fetus, kill it for the mother to see and hack the mother s head off please explain you all There is really a thin l ↠´ The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones ↠´ This book painfully depicts the genocide of the Tutsis that was perpetrated by the Hutus in Rwanda beginning in 1994 The true story is evenhorrendous than I knew The genocide that occurred there excels Nazi Germany in barbarity and death rates John Rucyahana is an Anglican Bishop in Rwanda and writes his account very well The end is hopeful and describes how Rwanda has improved immensely in recent years, due to the country turning to God in ways that would make Americans blush because of the Rwandans refreshing political incorrectness Hurray for Rwanda today I highly recommend this book.
An excellent book about the politics of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and how the world turned it s back on Rwanda It s fairly graphic, but the author writes with understanding and compassion, being a Rwandan man himself He talks about how people in his country are reluctant to trust the clergy, as many clergypeople in 1994 were inciting and perpetrating the genocide He talks about healing, trust, repentance and the presence of God in reconciling the ethnic groups, and how God is blessing Rwanda today An excellent read and very insightful.
I thing globally we all learn about the holocaust I only learnt about the Rwanda genocide in 2018 and I was alive when this happened That s not right This book also gives you a glimpse into the impacts that colonisation has had on countries in a different way though made the tribes hate one another Ultimately though this book gives you hope If the people of Rwanda can find hope and reconcile after the atrocities that occurred, none of us have an excuse Much love to all my brothers and sisters in Rwanda