Lieutenant General – Jay B. Silveria – Superintendent of USAF, wrote this letter to Virginia Prodan after she spoke at United States Air Force Academy’s 25th National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS).
Click on the link to read it: USAFA Rec.
Denton Bible Church
From Pastor Tommy Nelson:
Let me do something that I seldom, if ever, do. Let me recommend a book.
I was lifting at Brickhouse Gym one day and a DBC attender named Julie gave me a book she had received from the book’s author whom Julie had met in Dallas just recently.
I noticed that the book’s author, one Virginia Prodan, had autographed it specifically to “Tom Nelson.” Hmmm.
The book was titled Saving My Assassin. And I, literary giant that I am, thought it to be a fictional thriller by a Dallas housewife named Virginia Prodan who had dreams of being a John Grisham or Tom Clancy.
I leaned back in my car to read a little and I found Virginia’s writing style to be simple and clear. Almost like a person writing in a second language.
It was the story of a little Romanian girl, who looked at first to be like a Romanian version of Cinderella, the disliked, mistreated step child of an abusive family, living in the horror of a 1970’s communist Romania.
Then the book began to take some interesting twists, all from a Christian perspective. I stopped and looked at the publisher. Tyndale. Hmmm. One of the big boys.
And then I noticed something else. The young Cinderella in the book was named “Virginia,” just like the author. And then, brilliant wit that I am, I surmised that this book was not an adventure or even Christian novel. It was the autobiography of the author, a now grown up Romanian orphan.
And then I noticed that she is a lawyer working in Dallas who works with Alliance Defending Freedom and who was once instrumental in the Romanian revolution as a Christian Romanian lawyer who unashamedly confessed Christ and took on the Communist party and would not be silenced or intimidated. She terrified The Party.
She is 4 feet 8 inches tall.
The book will hold you.
The book will embarrass you and make you examine your own faith.
Her signature to me was “To Tom Nelson, Freedom is precious.” Indeed!
You’ll think differently when you finish.
Order it. Read it. Saving My Assassin – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1496411838 – by Virginia Prodan. Tyndale Publishers.
Pastor – Denton Bible Church
“I just finished reading your book in two days. I could not put it down. It was written from your heart and with God’s help. I hope this wonderful books finds international acclaim. I will pass on its value to my inner circle of relatives, friends, and volunteers. God continue to be with you and I, for one, am glad you are here in my beloved country.” — Jean K.
“I heard Virginia on Janet Parshall’s program — what an inspiration! My own grandparents migrated from Romania to Brazil, and then my parents migrated to America. I feel like I have a strong tie to Eastern Europe, and have read many stories of those who have suffered for Christ. I praise the Lord with you that you found The Truth and that you continue to stand for our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May God continue to bless you and your ministry greatly!” — Rosalee M.
“I thoroughly enjoyed your autobiography. It has reminded me to pray for my enemies. The book shows how God can work through each of us, if we let him. Thank you for sharing.” — Thomesa W.
“Thank you for your speech at Values Voter Summit. You are such a blessing. Thank you for your forthrightness in sharing parts of your testimony and including lots of The Word as you did. I was so blessed by you. Thank you Sister in the Lord.” — Connie L.
“Thank you for sharing your story… only our God could have done through you what He accomplished in your life. I have dear Romanian friends whom I have visited several times and still send tapes from Dallas Seminary speakers, hoping that they will come to know the Lord.” — Nancy S.