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Standing just under five feet tall, young Romanian attorney Virginia Prodan may not have looked like a formidable match for the brutal communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu---but God's strength prevailed! You'll be riveted by the true story of Prodan's courageous defense of Christians in a hostile land, and her victory over unimaginable adversity. 304 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1496411846
ISBN-13: 9781496411846

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“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.

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  1. Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing, Challenging Testimony
    October 23, 2016
    S Scales
    Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I should be dead.

    Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania.

    Obviously, I am not.

    God had other plans.

    Virginia Prodan

    That quote from Saving My Assassin really grabs your attention as we journey through Virginias memoir during Nicolae Ceausescus savage communist regime. We first step into her childhood in Romania, which is heartbreaking and lonely, yet she doesnt give up but becomes inspired through a a paper she wrote about her hero Mircea cel Batran.

    What would it be like to live in a society where people told and valued the truth? What would it be like to experience true freedom?

    Virginia determined to coming an attorney and pursue truth and freedom.

    After she became an attorney, she became disillusioned that truth might not exist anymore. Later Virginia was meeting with a client, Nestor, who was trying to get his parents home and land back from the Communist Romanian government. It was a slow, expensive, frustrating process yet he was continually contented and joyful. She expressed a desire to have what he had and he invited her to his church.

    I want Nestors peace, his optimistic outlook on life, his sense of confidence even in the worst of circumstances. If all of that comes from his church, then I will go and visit.

    Virginia Prodan became a Christian, giving Jesus her life, and then requested started coming in to defend in court churches and Christians who were being persecuted. Ceausescu was a shrewd and untrustworthy leadertrying to gain Americas favor by promising to respect human and religious rights, yet building his own brutal and oppressive regime where people where fired, jailed or ended up missing because of their faith.

    As Virginia began defending churches rights to repair their buildings and peoples rights to move Bibles from one church to another for their Vacation Bible Study and more, she became a target to hostility and intimidation. She knew God had called her to this time for this purpose, but fear began to overwhelm her.

    I understand the outer battle. I can face adversaries in the courtroom and even the Securitate [Communist government agents]. But I cannot win this inner battle between my own heart and mind. Lord, you have to win this victory for me. Take away my fear and replace it with a peace that surpasses all understanding. I need your peace, Lord. I need your victory.

    --Well, my summary to this memoir has taken over this review, but I cant keep going! There is so much more I want to share but I need to stop so you can read the book!!

    Virginia Prodans story, her trust in God, and commitment to fellow Christians is amazing and inspiring, and I would recommend it to everyone!!

    To conclude, I want to share a bit more from Virginia

    *Freedom is precious to those who dont have it.

    *If the truth lives within me, lies cannot overpower me.

    *If my soul is free, no power on earth can enslave me.

    *If God gives me the victory, defeat is impossible.

    My desire is that through reading my book and seeing how God used me to accomplish amazing things, you will realize God has a grand plan to use you as well, and I pray you will not put off doing what God is calling you to do.

    Disclosure: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Saving My Assassin
    September 25, 2016
    Remi
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Unlike most of the other reviewers, I actually bought this book. I'm glad I did. Wow! Virginia's story is incredible and inspiring. I could not help but compare her experiences with what is happening in America right now. We are in danger of losing our religious freedoms and, as Christians and as Americans, we need to WAKE UP. America is going down a path of personality worship of our leaders and suppression of thoughts and ideas in our schools. We are told that honest criticism of our leaders is racist, or sexist, or unpatriotic. Honest discussions in our colleges are limited to "free speech" areas. It's ridiculous. Every inch of a public college or university should be a free speech area. Virginia's story shows the reader where these ideas lead and it's not a good place. President Reagan was correct when he said, "Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Read this book, then thank God for our country and fight to keep it truly free.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Saving My Assin
    September 10, 2016
    VTmts
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    One of the best books I've ever read. Once you start reading you won't put down!
  4. Minnesota
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspiring and frightening
    June 7, 2016
    bikerbabs
    Minnesota
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Saving My Assassin is an extraordinary memoir filled with courtroom drama, political intrigue, persecution, suspense and danger. Set in Romania during the brutal communist regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu, Virginia Prodan's story is both frightening and inspirational.

    It's hard to believe much of this story took place less than three short decades ago. In America we take freedom for granted but once you read this book you may have a hard time taking anything for granted again. It all seems so frighteningly possible in the political and social climate we've been living the past few years.

    Virginia's conversion to Christianity as a young lawyer turned her world upside down. Freedom in Christ was a wonderful new reality and she was infused with a strength and boldness she never knew before. But it was not without danger. In the early 1980s, Romanian Christians were arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for owning a Bible or going to church. Church buildings were even bull-dozed and their land confiscated. Freedom of religion did not exist. President Nicolae Ceausescu set himself up as a god and expected Romanians to worship him alone. Those who refused were punished and oftentimes murdered.

    Virginia was arrested multiple times, beaten and threatened. She was told over and over that her life was in their hands and they would kill her. But knowing for a certainty that her life was actually in God's hands, she refused to live in fear of what men could do to her.

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

    Saving My Assassin is a wonderful story of the redeeming love of Christ. It's also a timely reminder that freedom is a precious commodity and so easily lost when people forget why truth matters and are willing to let go of certain unalienable rights in favor of empty promises.

    *I received a complimentary copy of Saving My Assassin from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
  5. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome story. Interesting and encouraging.
    June 6, 2016
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Saving My Assassin" is a memoir about Virginia Prodan's life in Romania. It starts in 1961 (when she was 6 years old) and ends in 1988 (plus an epilogue). It's an awesome story about God's work in Romania and how he used Virginia to make a difference.

    The author talked about growing up under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. Due to certain family circumstances, she longed to find (and defend) the truth and thought she could do this as an attorney. She described the challenges of working as an attorney and following Christ in those years. She talked about some of the cases she took defending Christians and the threats and harm she endured for doing so.

    Her story gives God glory for working things together for good--even when she couldn't see it at the time. Like when she faced an assassin in her office or felt completely cut off from any friends during a house arrest. It's an amazing and encouraging story, and I had a hard time putting down. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in what life was like in Romania under Ceausescu and to Christians seeking encouragement about taking risks when God calls you to them.

    I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.
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