The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401935832
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,891
  • File size: 1,002 KB

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Voice in the Darkness 1

Chapter 2 Discovering Segatashya 17

Chapter 3 The Visionaries of Kibeho 39

Chapter 4 Child, Son, Brother, and Fledgling Visionary 63

Chapter 5 Searchimg for Segatashya 93

Chapter 6 The Good Doctor and the End of Days 117

Chapter 7 The End of the World, As Told to Jesus 137

Chapter 8 Mystical Journeys and the Loving Arms of Mary 147

Chapter 9 Leaving Home, the Godfather, and on the Road to Burundi 163

Chapter 10 Mission to the Congo 181

Epilogue: Face-to-Face with Segatashya 205

Acknowledgments 217

About the Authors 218

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    A Wonderful Way To Know How Jesus Sees Things

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    BUY IT!

    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!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Great story!

    Loved this book. Great message for the whole world. Thank you Immaculee.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Great witness!

    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

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Great story

    Incredible story of commitment to the belief in God.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    a must read

    an experience of Heaven!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    You will not be the same after reading this book.

    Written by a beautiful courageous woman who has a deep love for her Creator.. This was a truly inspirational book about God's grace through his beloved Son and Mother and warns of our dire need to turn back to love.

    I have often thought how upside-down our world has become where hate and evil have become accepted. This lovely boy sacrificed much to spread the message of Jesus to return to love. May God bless him and Immaculee.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Meh

    What can I say, I attempted to read the book, but kept being put off by how the author repeatedly would refer to her other books. I mean over and over again. It also sounded like more of an autobiography of someone who was hearing a story from someone else. I guess I was just upset because I was wanting to like this book even forced myself a good ways through it so I gave it way more than a chance. The messages the boy puts forth is great, but its the dragging of feet in between those messages is what was a turn off. I am not a fan off to find a new book hope its not a let down as this one was.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Different

    This book addresses the beliefs of the Catholic moreso then the prostestant faith. As the young man speaks of Mary as well as Jesus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Best story ever

    So amazing. A miracle.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    The Boy Who Met Jesus

    An excellent book, written in Immaculee's wonderful style of simplicity and faith.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Meeting with a visionary

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    The Power of God is Amazing!

    God chooses the right person it's up to us to follow Him. Excellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Good

    Ive heard its really good although i havent read it yet

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    This book is a good read for sure!! By the time that you are fin

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Loved it

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    The Boy who Met Jesus

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Shouldnt write things if you are christian

    Dont read his book uless you want to hear a lot of false answers of what christuans often ask.

    Minus stars

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 11, 2011

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