I read Immaculee Ilibagiza s book Left To Tell in 3 hours and was so fascinated by her story that I was excited to find out she s written a couple other books I put this on my to read list a while back and finally had the chance to read it.
This story is about the boy Segatshya who grew up on a poor farm in Rwanda He heard the voice of Jesus talking to him in 1982 without ever knowing who Jesus was He was illiterate and practiced paganism in his village though not devoutly He had no idea about anything in regards to Jesus, but somehow he started to not only hear Him, but saw visions of Him I will say that at first in reading this I was hooked immediately to his story because I met Jesus in a dream when I was 4 or 5 and he healed me of my than partial deafness that I had as well as my terrible speech abilities I therefore am open to accepting that Jesus appears to people since I literally saw Him myself However, although these things were incredible to read about, I had a terrible time accepting this story simply because he states that Jesus said that all religions if they do right are following Him, while when Jesus was on earth, He stated that HE was the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE and that you could ONLY get to God the Father through believing in Him Jesus also was very blunt with the Pharisees about not recognizing Him as the son of God based on all their knowledge that they should be accepting of Him I don t think that Jesus calling those who rejected him the sons of devils would slide away because a 12 year old boy stated that Jesus said all religions can go to heaven That doesn t coincide with scripture So I am skeptical Plus I have a hard time with holding up Mary as if she is God herself when she was a vessel to bring forth the King The story was good and I definitely don t doubt Segatashya s belief in Jesus, I just don t know if who appeared to him was Jesus.
however, his words were prophetic by warning the people to clean up their act or there would be blood and machete deaths everywhere, considering the genocide that happened there in 1994 Definitely was an interesting story.
Loved this lovely account of a boys encounter with Christchokengtitiktitikchokeng 61a sermon of simple and powerful grace believe in the Lord, and let everything you do in life be motivated my faith and love Jesus said to me I will find the hearts of everyone who believes in me and follows my commandments no matter which Bible they read or which religion they belong to.
When I come looking for my children, I will not only look in the Catholic Church for good Christians who do good deeds and acts of love and devotion I will look across the entire world for those who honor my commandments and love me with an open and sincere heart it is their love, not their religion, that makes them true children of God Tell this one truth to all those to whom you speak of in my name Believe in me, and in whatever you do in life, do it with faith and love.
Those who do know of God, who have been taught of God s ways, will be held to a higher standard for to those who much have been given, much will be expected No one is forced to believe in God, but still, God lives in every person s heart just follow your heart to God s love Those who live in love will hear God s voice, because God s voice is a voice of love.
Really amazing supernatural story about the apparitions of Virgin Mary and Jesus in 1982 in Kabeho, in which they are warned of the genocide to occur 12 years later in Rwanda I d never heard of these miracles before so really interesting.
At first I found this book fascinating, especially since I had never heard of this before After a while I found some of the conversations disturbing and somewhat questionable Is this book fact Not so sure.
This was a very inspirational story, and it s motivated me to spend time in prayer I was a little disappointed that information about Segatashya s conversations with Christ were not reported in the book, though I felt Immaculee focused a little too much on her personal feelings about Segatashya and the other visionaries of Kibeho, and she only touched the highlights of Segatashya s life before, during, and after his meetings with Jesus When I finished the book, I was still thirsting for knowledge Maybe that was the author s intent.
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Fascinating true story about a very poor Rwandan boy who Jesus appeared to many times over a period of months and had conversations with him It does seem hard to believe, but first read Left to Tell by Immacul e Ilibagiza also the author of this book You will fall in love with her and her honesty, bravery and faith After reading her personal memoir, it s hard to not believe what she writes Her writing is honest and raw, and her stories are captivating, all of which holds true with this book.
It S The Greatest Story Never Told That Of A Boy Who Met Jesus And Dared To Ask Him All The Questions That Have Consumed Mankind Since The Dawn Of Time His Name Was Segatashya He Was A Shepherd Born Into A Penniless And Illiterate Pagan Family In The Most Remote Region Of Rwanda He Never Attended School, Never Saw A Bible, And Never Set Foot In A Church Then One Summer Day In While The Year Old Was Resting Beneath A Shade Tree, Jesus Christ Paid Him A Visit Jesus Asked The Startled Young Man If He D Be Willing To Go On A Mission To Remind Mankind How To Live A Life That Leads To Heaven Segatashya Accepted The Assignment On One Condition That Jesus Answer All His Questions And All The Questions Of Those He Met On His Travels About Faith, Religion, The Purpose Of Life, And The Nature Of Heaven And Hell Jesus Agreed To The Boy S Terms, And Segatashya Set Off On What Would Become One Of The Most Miraculous Journeys In Modern History Although He Was Often Accused Of Being A Charlatan And Beaten As A Result, Segatashya S Innocent Heart And Powerful Spiritual Wisdom Quickly Won Over Even The Most Cynical Of Critics Soon, This Teenage Boy Who Had Never Learned To read Or Write Was Discussing Theology With Leading Biblical Scholars And Advising Pastors And Priests Of All Denominations He Became So Famous In Rwanda That The Catholic Church Investigated His Story The Doctors And Psychiatrists Who Examined Segatashya All Agreed That They Were Witnessing A Miracle His Words And Simple Truths Converted Thousands Of Hearts And Souls Wherever He Went Before His Death During The Rwandan Genocide, Segatashya Continued His Travels And Conversations With Jesus For Eight Years, Asking Him What We All Want To Know Why Were We Created Why Must We Suffer Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People When Will The World EndIs There Life After Death How Do We Get To HeavenThe Answers To These And Many Other Momentous, Life Changing Questions Are Revealed In This Riveting Book, Which Is The First Full Account Of Segatashya S Remarkable Life Story Written With Grace, Passion, And Loving Humor By Immacul E Ilibagiza, Segatashya S Close Friend And A Survivor Of The Rwandan Holocaust Herself, This Truly Inspirational Work Is Certain To Move You In Profound Ways No Matter What Your Faith Or Religious Beliefs, Segatashya S Words Will Bring You Comfort And Joy, And Prepare Your Heart For This Life And For Life Everlasting I m very glad I read this book I d never heard of the Kibeho visionaries and am happy to have known this modern miracle It is good to see God working so overtly in the world today That said this had the feel of a newspaper editorial Not my favorite style and difficult to get into Once about half the book is done, Ms Ilibagiza introduces transcripts which I enjoyed much.