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My Father, Maker of the Trees

Author Eric Irivuzumugabe & Tracey Lawrence
Narrator Dion Graham
Runtime 4.8 hrs - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date February 7, 2009
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

In 1994, 16-year-old Eric Irivuzumugabe climbed a cypress tree and remained there for 15 days without food or water. He wasn't trying to win a bet with his friends--he was attempting to save his life. Eric is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people in just 100 days.

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In 1994, 16-year-old Eric Irivuzumugabe climbed a cypress tree and remained there for 15 days without food or water. He wasn't trying to win a bet with his friends--he was attempting to save his life. Eric is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people in just 100 days. In the midst of indescribable loss, and without a job, a home, or an education, Eric was determined to start a new life for himself and his two surviving brothers. My Father, Maker of the Trees is the story not only of his physical survival, it is the story of his spiritual rebirth and the role he is playing in the healing and redemption of his land and people. His incredible account will show readers the reality of evil in the world as well as the power of hope. Eric's message of God's relentless love through our darkest circumstances will encourage and inspire.

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Surprising!
I was surprised by this book on many accounts. I was surprised by the depths of depravity that is possible in the human heart, and the way that humans can be have when operating out of that depravity. I was surprised by the courage and determination of the survivors, and those being hunted down and slaughtered for no other reason that the families they were born into. I was surprised by the desperate measures that needed to be taken, on a daily or hourly basis, just to remain alive.

But most of all I was surprised by the way God has worked through the people who have endured these horrors, the comfort and closeness that they now experience with God, and the fresh grace of God (like the green shoots pushing up through the ashes after a bush fire) that is present in their lives and that empowers them to carry a message of hope to their hurting nations.

The narrator does a great job with expressing the feeling of this book, it seems that he has the same accent as I would imagine the author to have, and this adds to the authenticity of the listening experience
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Review by / (Posted on 12/15/2011)
We listened to this audio as...
We listened to this audio as a family. Our boys, ages 11 and 13 were able to listen to My Father, Maker of the Trees and learn so much about God's restoration and the forgiveness a human being who loves Jesus is capable of. This was an excellent audio. It was moving, at times rivetting, and a real learning experience. I highly recommend it. Allow your middle-school and up children to listen to this with you. You'll be glad you did!

I received a copy of this audio in exchange for this review. Read my entire review at www.homeschoolblogger.com/lorilynn/781262
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Review by / (Posted on 5/4/2010)
Have you ever read a story...
Have you ever read a story where you know the main character survives and thrives after a series of successive horrible events? You sit in eager anticipation straining to comprehend how survival is possible, and even after the book is over, there is a feeling of disbelief because you think no man could survive or thrive after such events. Similarly, this book recounts the unbelievable nature of human depravity, and the overwhelming ability of God to change hearts from bitterness to forgiveness. This true story recounts the story of a boy (Eric) who endured some of the darkest hours lived out on earth. His drama is shared by a nation ripped apart by Darwinian division and genocide. This story is a first hand account of a boy’s struggles with man and God. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book, knowing that the boy comes out alive and trusting God, but I did not know how this was possible. Eric found God in the darkest of hours and found rest in his Sovereign arms. In the book, I was horrified at the atrocities man can commit and I was inspired by Eric’s forgiveness. God had clearly done a work in his life that would otherwise be impossible. I would highly recommend this book for its historical, inspirational and spiritual content. This book puts my problems in perspective. It is healthy for those who are free and without fear to understand the depths of depravity into which man can slide. Man, without God and without proper restraint can fall into deplorable conditions. Eric’s story is one where restoration and hope seems impossible. Yet God works in his life to restore much of what he has lost, and bring a joy and rest in Sovereignty that only God can give. The book is read in English with an African accent. This makes it feel as if I were there, with Eric, experiencing the horrors of genocide, and experience the healing of Christ. I highly recommend this book.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/23/2010)
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