I had read it before, but was happy to skim over it again because I was hungry for a discussion about it.
As far as I’m concerned, this book is a “must read” for everyone in the whole wide world. It’s short and quick but the message is potent: the inner strength that you can draw from God has the power to get you through anything. And part of that comes from the ultimate power of forgiveness.
It is the true story of a woman who hid in a tiny closet/bathroom with eight other women for three months to wait out the horrible Rwandan holocaust. Here she is in this tiny bathroom:
My favorite line:
“I realized that my battle to survive this war would have to be fought inside of me–my faith, hope, and courage–was vulnerable to the dark energy. If I lost my faith, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to survive. I could rely only on God to help me fight.”
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