There are so many parts of history that we are not knowledgeable about. While we might have an overview of certain events, we do not know the more in depth details, especially from the perspective of a survivor. Intended For Evil tells the story of Radha Manickam and the horrors he endured in Cambodia in the 1970’s under the Khmer Rouge Regime.
Les Sillars masterfully tells the story of Radha’s experience and the history behind Cambodia’s holocaust. Radha shares about his conversion to Christianity and how it shaped his life throughout the oppression and brutality he suffered. His story is heartbreaking and inspiring. Radha grew up in a fairly wealthy family in a Buddhist culture. He eventually converted to Christianity in his early 20’s. Around this time a revolution started and the Khmer Rouge came to power. Radha lost most of his family due to the violence, starvation, and other atrocities that this regime committed. The details are horrifying. Radha shares his prayers, thoughts, frustrations and responses to the treatment he witnessed and underwent.
This book is eye opening and enticing. I would definitely recommend it to people who are interested in history, Cambodia, and the perseverance of ones faith through horrific times.
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