What They Meant for Evil
How a Lost Girl of Sudan Found Healing, Peace, and Purpose in the Midst of Suffering
by Rebecca Deng With Ginger Kolbaba
Review by Edith Runion July 10, 2019
In the harrowing tale of a child caught in the middle of the Sudanese Civil War in an every-man-for-himself mentality, Rebecca Deng recounts her childhood growing up in Sudan during the war in the book “What They Meant For Evil”. At the age of four, the author retells tales of encounters with fear I would never wish on my worst enemy. As reading, I could only imagine my own family having to endure such hardship, running for their lives, and I was brought to tears. A dark skinned Dinka girl, Rebecca describes being confused as to why the same colored people would hate them so much and what it was like to have to fight for basic human rights, food, water, and shelter.
From losing her innocence in war and rape to finding Jesus and becoming a Lost Girl of Sudan, you wont be able to put this book down.
“What They Meant For Evil” is comparable to Night by Elie Wiesel, a heart-stopping journey of the life of oppression and imprisonment during the Holocaust. Rebecca Deng does a FIVE star job retelling her story of fleeing on foot during the civil war and Bor Massacre period in Sudan and eventually finding refuge and freedom in the United States.
Genre: Christian Life/Religion/Social Issues
Page Count: 304
On Sale: September 10, 2019