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Overview VANYA: A TRUE STORY A classic that's inspired millions! OUT OF THE DARK SHADOWS of Soviet atheism rose a fearless young man whose boldness for Christ would make him a testimony to millions of believers around the world. This is the true story of Ivan (Vanya) Moiseyev, a soldier in the Soviet Red Army who was ruthlessly persecuted and incarcerated for his faith. Through two years of trial and torture, he never denied his Savior, and he never hesitated to share the gospel with anyone who would listen. Twenty years after his martyrdom, Vanya's powerful testimony-which included angelic visitations and a miraculous appearance of the apostle John-continues to change lives. You'll be inspired to live for Christ in your own world as never before after you experience the gripping story of a believer named Vanya.
Publishers Description A Classic That's Inspired Millions Out of the dark shadows of Soviet atheism rose a fearless young man whose boldness for Christ would make him a testimony to millions of believers around the world. This is the true story of Ivan (Vanya) Moiseyev, a soldier in the Soviet Red Army who was ruthlessly persecuted and incarcerated for his faith. Through two years of trial and torture, he never denied his Savior, and he never hesitated to share the gospel with anyone who would listen. You'll be inspired to live for Christ in your own world as never before after you experience the gripping story of a believer named "Vanya."
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.3" Height: 1" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 12, 1996
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884190099 ISBN13 9780884190097
Availability 0 units.
More About Myrna Grant & Norm Evans
Myrna Grant was born in Hamilton, Ontario and retains her Canadian citizenship although makes her home in Wheaton, Illinois. She holds the Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston and taught in the graduate Communication department of Wheaton College.
Myrna Grant currently resides in Wheaton, in the state of Illinois.
Serving God and country in the Soviet Army Jul 19, 2005
Vanya was a young man drafted into the Soviet Army in 1970. He had been a believer for only two years, but during that time he had internalized the Scriptures, even though he didn't even own a Bible. His first priority upon arriving in the Ukraine for Basic Training was to find a private place to pray each morning. Thus before he had been in the Army for a week he was already in trouble for his religion. This book chronicles, using the God's-eye view approach to telling the story, the relentless persecution that followed, culminating in his heroic death by torture for refusing to recant. Fearless before the might of the Evil Empire, Vanya was the stone upon which many stumbled and were broken, but only became more hardened to all efforts to conform him to the Soviet Ideal. Though plagued by doubts, Vanya found his faith miraculously strengthed in his darkest hours, and left behind a trail of new believers and demoralized interrogators wherever he was taken.
His death accomplished what his life couldn't: the Soviet Army admitted defeat and never again applied its utmost force to a believer in hopes of turning him from the faith.
A powerful and inspiring book Jun 2, 2005
This true story is testimony to the fact that miracles still occur. I was very inspired to exercise my own faith in the face of great opposition. Vanya's faith was such that he almost seemed naive to the problems of being so open as he was in a Soviet system.
What a testimony!
Powerful! Sep 16, 2003
This is book about God's faithfulness to His own in spite of suffering, persecution and death. It is about one man's relationship with the Living God, to whom he had abandonded himself totally. It's a book about what is truly important and worth clinging to when there is absolutely no other hope. I read the story of Ivan Moisyev years ago with tears, awe and humility and the memory of Ivan's story of faith, suffering and, ultimately, martyrdom for the cause of Christ still haunts me. It left behind on my soul the burning questions, "If I were faced with such terrible persecution how would I respond? Would I remain faithful to Christ to the point of death? Could I really love and forgive those who might so terribly persecute me?". All these years later I'm left with the challenge to be willing to surrender everything, including my life to God in Christ. Read more about the persecution of Christians occuring today in communist and Islamic countries online at www.persecution.org
Most Excellent Aug 22, 2002
This is absolutely the best book of being a witness for Christ I have ever heard before. I recommend every Christian alive read this powerful testimony. It will be a guaranteed encouragement for you.
Precious Christian Example Mar 10, 2002
Vanya's life is a plain, though powerful, example of the soul who seeks Jesus' will and no more on this earth. And is a great demonstration of what Jesus can do with the believer who loves Him more than himself or any thing in this world.