Thursday, June 2, 2016

REVIEW: Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan

About the Book

"I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans."

At just under five feet tall, Virginia Prodan was no match for the towering 6' 10" gun-wielding assassin the Romanian government sent to her office to take her life. It was not the first time her life had been threatened--nor would it be the last.As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceausescu's brutal communist regime, Virginia had spent her entire life searching for the truth. When she finally found it in the pages of the most forbidden book in all of Romania, Virginia accepted the divine call to defend fellow followers of Christ against unjust persecution in an otherwise ungodly land.For this act of treason, she was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself. How Virginia not only managed to elude her enemies time and again, but how she also helped expose the appalling secret that would ultimately lead to the demise of Ceausescu's evil empire is one of the most extraordinary stories ever told.A must-read for all generations, "Saving My Assassin" is the unforgettable account of one woman's search for truth, her defiance in the face of evil, and a surprise encounter that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nothing is impossible with God. 

My Review

'Saving My Assassin' is one of my favourite Non-Fiction reads of 2016. It begins in the mid-1980's in Romania. It is a story of one woman's fight for freedom. One woman's fight to believe as she chooses. The road to finding that freedom is plagued by interrogation, her life threatened and the lives of her husband and children threatened, torture, and standing face to face with the person sent to kill you. 

Virginia Prodan is a lawyer married to a lawyer with children during the mid-1980's in Romania. Virginia and her family are also bible-believing Christians, which was dangerous. Romania, a communist country where the most prohibited book is the Bible. In Romania you could be imprisoned or killed for being a Christian. Virginia risked her life for her own faith and for standing up to the Romanian government in defense of Christianity. She could have renounced her beliefs as the government wanted, making all of this go away, but she didn't. She stood her ground. 

This is a book everybody needs to read.

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