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Saving My Assassin — Book Review

Saving My Assassin - By: Virginia Prodan

“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.

Saving My Assassin was a wonderful story of love, forgiveness, faith, sacrifice, and a devotion to the Lord that only grows stronger with persecution.

It was inspiring to read how this petite woman was able to show love to her enemies again and again, even as she was threatened, jailed, and beaten. How she would pray for them, share the gospel with them, and taught her children to do the same. I admired her devotion to her husband even though he wasn’t a believer, and her respect for the authority God had placed over her in communist Romania, even while she disagreed with those in power. It was a fast-paced book that kept you wanting to read, late into the night. You just *couldn’t* put it down! (Ask me how I know…….:D)

This biography was truly a joy to read. It was one of those books that sounds interesting, but I wasn’t sure how much detail would be given, as it was about a woman, jailed by men. It was absolutely fine! No language, no “incidents”, no inappropriate scenes or dialogue. I appreciated the detail given, as it was not too much, but perfect to keep the story interesting. And I greatly enjoyed how the entire book was written giving glory to God, not to a person, or an organization. Some of the situations given may be to tense for younger readers, and some of the politics might be confusing……I would definitely say that parents or an older sibling should read it first before handing it to a younger child!

I will most likely be reading this book again, it was that good. That is, if I ever finish the stack of books I need to read, or the stack of books I already have started…..=}

*I recieved a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in return for an honest review….I did not have to agree with or like this book.*

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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.

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