Monday, August 20, 2012

The Tears of My Soul by Sokreaksa S. Himm {Delightfully Bookwormish}

Title: The Tears of My Soul
Author: Sokreaksa S. Himm
Genre: Memoir, Historical Non-Fiction

The Recipe: Himm tells his story of surviving Cambodia's killing fields (1975-1979) , watching neighbors brutally slaughter his family, and escaping to the West. This is not only a story about a journey to safety, but a journey to forgiveness.

The Frosting and Sprinkles: The Tears of My Soul is a very interesting, compelling, moving and harrowing story. It's a quick and easy read. It's a story about humanity, so even if you're not interested in history, you can find this book engaging.

There are many disturbing images in this book,but they are events that actually happened and must be dealt with. Himm handles them tastefully and tells them almost as an outsider. After experiencing such trauma, I imagine one would have to view such experiences like an outsider.

This is not just a story of Himm's traumatic experience, but how he came to terms with the problem of evil in the world, suffering, and God's presence in all of it. He writes an honest look at his questions and struggle to discover what it really means to forgive.

The Hair That Fell Into the Batter: None.

My Rating:

 3 Out of 5 Cupcakes!
(I liked it)

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