Led by Faith is the incredible true story of Immaculee Ilabagiza. She was a Tutsi tribe member during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which the Hutu majority attempted to stamp out the Tutsi ‘cockroaches,’ as they called them. She came from a family of four children, of which she was the only girl. Out of the six members in her family, only she and one of her brothers survived. Immaculee hid in a small bathroom with seven other women for ninety one days, all the while hearing the killers outside hunting down the Tutsis. Throughout this time, she formed a deep relationship with God, and she says that this was the only thing that kept her from turning to despair. The book also explains her life after the genocide, and the difficulties that it brought. Despite having suffered so much from the hands of the Hutus who had killed her family and destroyed her life, she was able to completely forgive them through the grace of God.
This book was very moving and the story it told was unbelievable. It was amazing to see what Immaculee could do with God’s grace; even forgiving the people who had tried to murder her and had succeeded in murdering her family. Even if you are not Christian or Catholic, this book is still worth reading because Immaculee is such an amazing role model. She is compassionate, kind, courageous, generous, and forgiving. I loved this book, and I would give it 5 stars.