By L. Putnam
Learn to Discern Granny
The Gospel in Bonds by Georgi Vins is a riveting book that you won’t be able to put down. This astounding story tells how persecuted U.S.S.R Baptist pastor Georgi Vins survived eight years in Russian gulags. Now, if you’re supposing this to be a depressing tale, be ready to be uplifted and blessed by Vin’s vibrant faith which he demonstrated day after day.
Vins’ prison saga begins with a little chapter simply titled “The Birds” telling of some small Siberian sparrows to whom Vins fed a few crumbs. These “dear little birds” reminded Vins that even at a remote Siberian prison he was not forgotten for as the words of the Lord Jesus say, “… ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31)
Of all the wonderful stories in this awesome book those about the treasured mini-Gospels touched me the most. For some “mini descriptions” of these episodes please read below.
Vins Meets Victor
In the course of his imprisonment Vins met Victor. Victor had a mini-Gospel. Victor hid it beneath his pillow, but not before Vins saw the mini-Gospel. How Vins rejoiced that a Gospel had made it into one of the darkest places in Russia. (c.4) . . .
What an amazing testimony! How Vins loved his Bible. How Vins loved his Gospel. How Vins loved his Lord. May we too, learn to treasure the precious holy word of God for as Psalm 19:10 says its words are, “More to be desired … than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Click here to continue reading this review.
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