Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frederick Book Review

Book Review of Frederick
by Frederick Ndabaramiye
with Amy Parker

"A Story of Boundless Hope"

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

     I think I sat at my desk for ten entire minutes just trying to find the words that explain this book.  I can't.  Nothing that I will write here will ever do justice to the book, or the words and life story of Frederick Ndabaramiye.  Frederick lived the Rwanda genocide, and almost died there too.  The sacrifice the genocide forced upon him was to take his hands.  I do not want to reveal the atrocities and horrors that are within the first chapters of this book; since I likely would walk away from this blog post and not relive with him again the heinous details. We all watched from our cozy American couches as the genocide unfolded on our televisions and then went about our daily lives without a scratch.  Yet this encounter, through Frederick's first hand engagement with the surrounding death and massacre, will stop you in your tracks and you will not be the same. 
     Yet, through it all, God prevails and His healing for the people of Rwanda will not go unsatisfied.  Frederick becomes a most willing vessel for God's work and restoration.  Not only does Frederick bring healing to his own country, but to people all over the world that encounter him.  His brave and boundless spirit will entreat your soul to push on and hold you up.  If you only read one book this year, please read this one.  It will change you and it will scathe your heart and mind desperately urging you to become better, stronger, work harder, love deeper.  I recommend this book for mature teens (spoiler: the detail of death, rape and mutilation is explicit) and any adult.  This book should be read in every school and home as a history of beautiful and healing Rwanda.

(I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers as a request to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Spring.... 

 Double Cross by DiAnn Mills

Lethal Beauty by Lis Wiehl

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