Robert Ellsberg


Twenty-five years ago this April, a savage campaign of genocide was unleased against the Tutsis of Rwanda. In the space of a hundred days, a million people were killed. In Love Prevails, one of the survivors, Jean Bosco Rutagengwa, provides an extraordinary account of this experience. In a gripping and heart-rending narrative, he tells how he and his fiancé, Christine, found shelter in the “Hotel Rwanda,” only to discover that virtually all the rest of their family had perished.

Their story of survival is at once a love story and a harrowing inside look at what happens when a country is overrun by evil. But it is also a story of faith—an effort to find God in the midst of horror—and of the subsequent struggle to find meaning, healing, and reconciliation. It is truly a Lenten story of life, death, and resurrection.

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