The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho

The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho

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by Immaculee Ilibagiza
     
 

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It's the greatest story never told: that of a boy who met Jesus and dared to ask Him all the questions that have consumed mankind since the dawn of time. His name was Segatashya. He was a shepherd born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in the most remote region of Rwanda. He never attended school, never saw a bible, and never set foot in a church. Then one

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It's the greatest story never told: that of a boy who met Jesus and dared to ask Him all the questions that have consumed mankind since the dawn of time. His name was Segatashya. He was a shepherd born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in the most remote region of Rwanda. He never attended school, never saw a bible, and never set foot in a church. Then one summer day in 1982 while the 15-year-old was resting beneath a shade tree, Jesus Christ paid him a visit. Jesus asked the startled young man if he'd be willing to go on a mission to remind mankind how to live a life that leads to heaven. Segatashya accepted the assignment on one condition: that Jesus answer all his questions-and all the questions of those he met on his travels-about faith, religion, the purpose of life, and the nature of heaven and hell. Jesus agreed to the boy's terms, and Segatashya set off on what would become one of the most miraculous journeys in modern history. Although he was often accused of being a charlatan and beaten as a result, Segatashya's innocent heart and powerful spiritual wisdom quickly won over even the most cynical of critics. Soon, this teenage boy who had never learned to read or write was discussing theology with leading biblical scholars and advising pastors and priests of all denominations. He became so famous in Rwanda that the Catholic Church investigated his story. The doctors and psychiatrists who examined Segatashya all agreed that they were witnessing a miracle. His words and simple truths converted thousands of hearts and souls wherever he went. Before his death during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Segatashya continued his travels and conversations with Jesus for eight years, asking Him what we all want to know: Why were we created? Why must we suffer? Why do bad things happen to good people? When will the world end? Is there life after death? How do we get to Heaven? The answers to these and many other momentous, life-changing questions are revealed in this riveting book, which is the first full account of Segatashya's remarkable life story. Written with grace, passion, and loving humor by Immaculée Ilibagiza, Segatashya's close friend and a survivor of the Rwandan holocaust herself, this truly inspirational work is certain to move you in profound ways. No matter what your faith or religious beliefs, Segatashya's words will bring you comfort and joy, and prepare your heart for this life . . . and for life everlasting.

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ISBN-13:
9781401935832
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
346,473
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell, Led by Faith, and Our Lady of Kibeho (with Steve Erwin), was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and soon began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans, and was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.

 
Steve Erwin is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist. He lives in New York City with his wife, journalist and author Natasha Stoynoff.

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Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
RSW85 More than 1 year ago
The full story of Segatashya and the scope of related people and events tied to Rwanda in the last two decades of the 20th century and beyond causes the honest, reflective reader to not only pause but to come to terms with is essential for human development and salvation. Immaculee has done the world an incredible favor to have spent so much time researching this this wonderful boy and young man and bringing us His story! Those who study Hagiography as well as those who enjoyed the story of Todd Burpo ("Heaven is For Real") will find reading this account a particularly moving experience as will many others who seek solid support in their faith and a sense of direction. Five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical at first, but now I'm convinced without a shadow of doubt that a miracle truly occurred in Rwanda. Segatashya's story really touched my heart and left me wanting to know more about his incredible life. My only gripe is that I wish the author shared more of Segatashya's messages. I understand that most of his recordings were destroyed during the genocide, but still I long for more Segatashya! I'll definitely be checking out more books from Ms. Ilibagiza. Bottom line, I think this a must-read for anyone who enjoys reading about God's work through visionaries. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
mary-gary More than 1 year ago
an experience of Heaven!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the amazing book! It isso refrrshing and encouraging, i could feel the presence of the Lord on each page! Thank you, Lord, for all your faithful servants
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book addresses the beliefs of the Catholic moreso then the prostestant faith. As the young man speaks of Mary as well as Jesus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the lives of the saints these experiences closely follow some of their experiences. Now we have the hard part to follow the message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Great message for the whole world. Thank you Immaculee.
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sweetthings More than 1 year ago
I'd heard about this boy and had to get the book, for me it brought my relationship closer to HIM, I am a strong Traditional Catholic yet still struggle so this helped. You will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Throughout time there have been many preaching that the second coming of Christ is soon. Then, when the day, month, or even the century has passed; we forget or discount the prophet of His message. So, who to believe? I say "all of them". This young, poor, young, boy Segatashya who knew nothing of Jesus is another of Christ’s messengers, and as with all other Prophets, though it did not happen in his lifetime, His message is true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God chooses the right person it's up to us to follow Him. Excellent book.
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This book was great. The message lifted my spirit instantly. I would recommend anyone to read this story. I admit it started a bit slow but after chapter 3 it got right to the boy and his journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Boy Who Met Jesus was a really interesting book. It show's that God can talk to whomever He chooses to.
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An excellent book, written in Immaculee's wonderful style of simplicity and faith.
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Incredible story of commitment to the belief in God.
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This book is a good read for sure!! By the time that you are finished with the book, you will be glad that you read it. This book is definently one that makes the reader think. I can't wait to read the other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing. A miracle.