A memoir of her own life experience growing up in Romania, the book tells Prodan's story of shame, exclusion, neglect, abuse all at the hand of her family and also the story of her capture and torture by Ceaucsescu's forces. She was the mis-fit, odd-man-out in her family, and a modern day Cinderella, left to care for the home at only 6-years-old while her siblings and parents vacationed. Yet, God used those experiences to shape her into a formidable woman of faith though she was tiny in stature.
Against all odds, Prodan becomes an attorney and defends Christians and churches against the persecution of the communists. Doing so makes her a target and she faces capture, torture, and house arrest. The story is true, though you'll hardly believe it.
Yet, God is with her at every step. And she emerges from martyrdom as a hero of our faith.
Every American should read this memoir, especially those who have little or no familiarity with the horrors of communist Romania. The personal tale of one woman's fight against and victory over evil will open your eyes to the truth that we are only free in Christ.
I was provided a copy of this book for the purpose of this unbiased review.
From the Publisher:
“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.