Item description for Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned: Responding to the Rwandan Genocide by Emmanuel M. Kolini, Peter R. Holmes, PhD & Rick Warren...
Overview The genocide in 1994 left the Rwandan people feeling God was lost or hidden a common feeling when people have experienced violent abuse against them. Because of the appalling slaughter of the genocide Satan and evil are often perceived to be more powerful than God.This book suggests a way forward. Although God was not responsible for the carnage of the genocide he does want to be part of the healing of its wounds. Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned is a book of action outlining Gods plans for Rwanda and in all countries and communities like it that are searching for healing and wholeness. People seeking healing from past trauma and those wishing to widen their relationship with Christ with a greater understanding of evil and the triumph and redemption of the finished work of Christ will greatly benefit from reading this book.
Publishers Description The genocide in 1994 left the Rwandan people feeling God was lost or hidden, a common feeling when people have experienced violent abuse against them. Because of the appalling slaughter of the genocide, Satan and evil are often perceived to be more powerful than God.This book suggests a way forward. Although God was not responsible for the carnage of the genocide, he does want to be part of the healing of its wounds. Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned is a book of action, outlining God?'s plans for Rwanda and in all countries and communities like it that are searching for healing and wholeness. People seeking healing from past trauma and those wishing to widen their relationship with Christ with a greater understanding of evil and the triumph and redemption of the finished work of Christ will greatly benefit from reading this book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2008
Publisher AUTHENTIC BOOKS
ISBN 1934068411 ISBN13 9781934068410
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More About Emmanuel M. Kolini, Peter R. Holmes, PhD & Rick Warren
Archbishop Emmanuel M. Kolini (ret.) attended Bishop Tucker College in Mukono, Uganda, currently known as Uganda Christian University. He also served as a primary teacher and headmaster in some of the refugee schools in Bunyoro-Uganda. Kolini was appointed Assistant Bishop of Bukavu in Congo and then served as a full Bishop in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received a degree in theology at Virginia Theological Seminary in the U.S. Emmanuel Kolini served as Archbishop of Rwanda as well as Bishop of Kigali Diocese from 1997-2010.
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Overcoming Evil Jun 10, 2008
Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (6/08)
There are many pieces to the puzzling and impious genocide that happened in Rwanda in 1994. The scars, guilt and anger run deep, flowing into a new generation. In an attempt to establish an important remedy, Emmanuel Kolini, Anglican Archbishop of Rwanda, and Peter Holmes have teamed up to write "Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned: Responding to the Rwandan Genocide." This short, 196-page manual describes several of the reasons for the genocide, the ongoing consequences of it, and a multifaceted approach to bring about substantive healing to the nation.
The first half of "Christ walks Where Evil Reigned" takes up the hard, disquieting task of sketching the social history of Rwanda, and the background to the genocide. The authors show how the initial distinctions between Hutu and Tutsi are historically economic rather than primarily ethnic. They then depict the way in which the colonial powers capitalized on these distinctions to divide and conquer the nation, through the Church, the Schools and politics. Once the colonial powers succeeded in this divide-to-conquer program an earlier smaller scale genocide erupted there in 1959. But time didn't heal the wounds. Instead the division continued to fester and swell, until the horrible 100-day massacre exploded in April 1994.
The next quarter of the book explains the long-term traumatized repercussions of the genocide. Thousands upon thousands of women intentionally infected with HIV from multiple rapes; children with no parents and no communal identity, who don't even know their date of birth and age because no one is left alive who remembers when they were born; long-term economic ramifications; nation-wide grief, guilt, post-traumatic stress, seething hatred boiling under the surface, lostness, and the list continues to expand.
But "Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned" doesn't end on a note of despair. The last quarter of the book is an attempt to map out the various ways to initiate healing, politically, educationally, and ecclesiastically. The solutions which Archbishop Kolini and Dr. Holmes offer endeavor to be broadly encompassing, though their proffered programs for recovery are only the first step in a long process.
"Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned" is a disturbing book, because the horror of the 1994 genocide was a disturbing instance of the destructive collusion of colonial imperialism, ethnic tension, multi-generational hateful propaganda and weak ecclesiastical leadership. This is indispensable reading for anyone troubled by the ethnic violence and cleansings of the past several generations in the world. And this book is a significant reminder that Christ can walk where evil once reigned.
Powerful message Apr 12, 2008
Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned addresses the issue of the horrific genocide that occurred in Rwanda in the mid-1990s. This genocide is no longer news (a lot of us may not even remember it) but it is still a horrible bit of African history that many in that area are still having to live with every day. In the span of one hundred days, more than one million men, women and children were slaughtered in Rwanda.
Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned was written for three purposes:
1. It is a book about Rwanda for the Rwandese people to help them heal. 2. It is outreach to the rest of the world, to the victims of violence who need to know of Christ's hope. 3. It is a book for the church to become involved in the needs of other lands.
This is a powerful and disturbing book that is quite difficult to read. It lays bare the tragic events that led to, surrounded, and followed those horrible days. The authors take a look into the soul of evil as they share the haunting tales of some of the survivors of this ordeal, including a woman who was forced to bury her son alive.
Christ Walks Evil Reigned is a good book for those interested in foreign missions to read, as well as those who are counselors here in America. It shows the ugliness of sin, but also forces us to take a look at how we can help and reach out to others.
Armchair Interviews says: Strong message about tragedy that not everyone could stand to read about.