“The Tears of my Soul” by Sokreaksa Himm

The Tears of My Soul: The Story of a Boy Who Survived the Cambodian Killing FieldsThe Tears of My Soul: The Story of a Boy Who Survived the Cambodian Killing Fields by Sokreaksa S. Himm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was given to me by the author himself back about two and a half years ago in 2010. I was able to meet Sokreaksa Himm in Siem Reap while co-hosting a Christian mission team from Canada. I didn’t have time to read it then and it ended up in storage until recently I found it. Last night I started to read it and finished it up today.

This is a powerful account of one young man’s life under the Khmer Rouge. He witnessed his family brutally executed and was left for dead himself in a mass grave lying on his dead father. He was not dead of course and he survived and became a Christian.

Sokreaksa also takes a good look at evil and suffering and the long term effects they have on people.

You have to read the book to get the full story and I do recommend reading it. Anyone who wants an idea of what life was like under the Khmer Rouge should read this book.

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