This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith & Forgiveness, by Gilbert Tuhabonye

This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness (available via U.S. retailers or eReaders)

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. In 1993, as an innocent high school boy, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Africa's Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him. Gilbert was the only one to escape this terrible atrocity and he thanks his enduring faith in God for his survival.

Today, having forgiven his enemies and moved forward with his life, he is a world–class athlete, running coach and celebrity in his new hometown of Austin, Texas. The road to this point has been a tough one, but Gilbert uses his survival instincts to spur him on to fulfilling personal, professional and community achievements. THIS VOICE IN MY HEART will portray not only the horrific event itself, but will be a catalyst for people to understand real forgiveness and the gift of faith in God.