Tuesday, July 12, 2016

5-Star Review of "Saving My Assassin"

Review of Saving My Assassin: A Memoir

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.

MY REVIEW:  Religious persecution is so foreign to us in America that this book was quite shocking to me.  The people of Romania endured such hardship and even death from the Communist leaders that it is unimaginable.   Virginia Prodan endured abuse and hatred from her mother all her life and then she received a true gift from God.  She was finally allowed to visit her Aunt Cassandra and then admitted to college and law school.   She used her gifts and talents to defend the victims of religious persecution in the homeland she loves.  She is incredibly good at saving her clients from jail time or even execution.   But she puts her own life and the lives of her husband and two young daughters in danger with her defense of the enemies of the government.   Even though she has the American Embassy watching and attempting to help her, she is followed, watched, threatened and put on house arrest with her two young daughters while her husband is away.   Read her story to find out how God works in her life and the citizens of Romania.   I think you will be as compelled as I was to read her story.  
         I rated this memoir 5 stars.   I wish all Christians would read this book.  
         I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:
Virginia Prodan

Virginia Prodan is an international human rights attorney, an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, and a sought-after speaker. Exiled from Romania since 1988, Virginia currently resides in Dallas, TX. She has two daughters, Anca and Andreea, and a son, Emanuel. Visit her on twitter @virginiaprodan, Facebook and on LinkedIn.

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