This book rightfully deserves a perfect rating. Not because it is a marvelous literary work, but because it changes lives. Even if you think you're calloused to the multitudes of modern "life-changers," this one will surprise you. It is not powerful merely because it is another story of a martyr . . . the root of Vanya's impact lies in the way the Spirit is able to use this open, truthful testimony to move hearts of Christians, calloused or not. My father isn't a reader, but he picked this book up and was transfixed. Rather than talking and exclaiming, however, he quietly stated: "You must read this book." I read constantly, and I often get intensely involved in the stories I read. This time, it was more than my emotions that were shaken--it was my spirit.Allow God to urge you closer into His perfect plan for you: read VANYA.