Several weeks ago, our family listened to a life-changing audio that I received from ChristianAudio. Christian Audio allowed me to download this audio in exchange for my review on this blog. The audio we listened to was called, "My Father, Maker of the Trees" by Eric Irivuzumugabe & Tracey Lawrence.
Eric is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of most of his family and friends. He survived by living in a tree for 15 days, only coming down from the tree for a few hours at night when the murders would cease due to darkness.
Eric's story taught our family not only about the genocide in Rwanda and it's history of genocide, but also about God's amazing grace. By hearing Eric tell his story in My Father, Maker of the Trees, we were moved toward forgiveness in our own lives. If he can forgive the country, and sometimes friends, who murdered the people he loved, then what has been done to us that we can't forgive?
Eric narrated this audio. His accent was charming and not difficult to understand. Although the story is incredibly sad, it was good for our 11 and 13 year old sons to hear, as well as The Big Dog and I. We were all changed by Eric's story and I highly recommend My Father, Maker of the Trees.