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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.


The Boy Who Met Jesus
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The boy who met Jesus
August 30th, 2014
A trully remarkable story of faith and courage! A trully remarkable story of faith and courage!
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August 29th, 2014
Very well written and great read! Learned a lot about Jesus and the Rwandan people - makes me want to change myself and my life! :) Bought all of Immaculee's books after I started reading this one! :)
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What an amazing book
June 10th, 2014
I asked myself a few weeks ago why has God not shown himself to the modern world and I came across this book. Is is truly a great inspiration for me and to others that God really cares. He will use the least of us to spread his word. This book so beautifully written takes you through a nation embroiled in sorrow and hatred that resulted in genocide but in all that God sent a messenger to preach love and forgiveness. Please read this book it is well worth your time.
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The Boy Who Met Jesus
May 1st, 2014
A wonderful and inspiring book. Everyone should read it. A wonderful book. Everyone should read it.
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March 28th, 2014
What a great and blessed message. Wow!
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January 15th, 2014
An inspiring book to read, a powerful message within.
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July 12th, 2013
This book summarizes things on earth are only temporary full of temptations, disappointments, sadness, hatred, greed, pride but things in heaven is unexplainable beyond our wildest imagination. Open our hearts for Jesus to enter & He will gives us true peace, love & happiness
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Amazing grace
April 4th, 2013
I can't stop myself When i start to read this book..thank u for sharing your experience meet someone who really blessed because he can spoke to Jesus & mother marry.. And i feel so bless because God allowed me to know segatashya from this book.. :-)
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