SAVE THE DATE
The Sylvania Franciscan Village Presents:
Dinner & A Book
Monday, February 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Connect with the community through this powerful shared reading experience. Register for "Dinner & a Book" and stop by to pick up your copy of the featured book: "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," by Immaculee Ilibagiza. You'll have plenty of time to read the book before we get together on February 12 for a delicious dinner and book group discussion.
About the book: 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 to 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.
Books are available in these locations:
All Good Things Art & Gift Shop in Madonna Hall
Lourdes Hall Room #211
Sylvania Franciscan Village Office in Regina Hall
Please RSVP to Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-824-3515