Vanya: A true story of Ivan Moiseyev, persecuted for his faith

Vanya A true story of Ivan Moiseyev persecuted for his faith 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 Th

  • Title: Vanya: A true story of Ivan Moiseyev, persecuted for his faith
  • Author: Myrna Grant
  • ISBN: 9780884190097
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 tA 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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    1. There is much to be commended in this book: a decision to popularize the podvig (Russian for "spiritual feat") of Pvt. Ivan Moiseev, a decently-written narrative, inclusion of various documents and their English translations in an appendix. But I can only grant "Vanya" one star according to the system ("didn't like it"): Grant lets her imagination roam far too far from the bare truth for my taste, embellishing Vanya's real-life suffering and eventual martyrdom with sketched-in digressions about [...]

    2. Wow. An Amazing story of a young man martyred for his faith. Not ashamed, not trying to fly under the radar undetected in Marxist Russia.I read a very old paperback copy and I had to keep reminding myself, the USSR is dissolved, there is religious tolerance now I hope. It is such a waste of an amazing life to be brutally tortured & murdered in your youth for trying to live a life of purity, love and Christian character.

    3. Ivan (Vanya) Moiseyev was a soldier in the Soviet Army in the early 1970s. He was also a firm believer in Jesus Christ, and though the army officials continually hounded him to renounce his faith, he refused to do so. Throughout the first year of his training in the army Vanya faced numerous persecutions, but also experienced many miracles (which frequently were witnessed by fellow soldiers and made them rethink their beliefs). Eventually, Vanya was killed for his unwillingness to bend to the wi [...]

    4. This is a true story of Ivan (Vanya) Moiseyev, a soldier in the Soviet Red Army who was ruthlessly persecuted and incarcerated for his faith. He never denied his Savior, and he never hesitated to share the gospel with anyone who would listen. In our society we are given every opportunity to witness for Christ and experience little real persecution; the opposite as seen in Vanya’s life is stunning. Every American youth should read this story.

    5. Engagingly written true account of a young Russian soldier whose profound and unshakeable Christian faith stirred hearts and continues to stir them years after he was martyred.

    6. This was a story that highly impacted my own personal walk of faith. What that young Soviet soldier, Vanya, faced and endured was nothing short of amazing. This narrative is maybe a bit fictionalized for the sake of story format but the main and most important details, corroborated by actual documents and tapes, are most inspiring and heartbreaking. Reading this really makes you evaluate your level of commitment and obedience to Almighty God. It is a story that sticks. A story that not so very l [...]

    7. This book is one of my favourites. It is such a touching story of real intimacy with God and how you can overcome whatever you face in life - even death. It also shows the brutal reality of persecution of Christians. I've cried so much reading this book, although it is so sad, it fills you with so much hope. More Christians need to read books like this. The beauty of prayer and intimacy with God can make you withstand anything. Even standing all night in the freezing -50°C Russian whether on no [...]

    8. I have read this book many, many times since I was a teenager and I'm reading it again. It is phenomenal. It is the true story of a soldiar in the army of the USSR (back in the 1970s) who loved Jesus with all his heart. Tremendous miracles occurred in and through his life. Ultimately, he was martyred. This book never fails to inspire and draw me closer to my loving heavenly Father.

    9. How many times have I read thist it leaves a deep imprint on my life each time, starting with that first time high in the Mexican mountains. One thing sureyou realize your life has been too easy, and not close enough to God!!!

    10. A fictionalized biography. Gripping story that I wish was true rather than 'based on a true story'. I felt my enjoyment interrupted by having to sort fact from fiction. The appendices with biographical documents are extremely interesting and helpful in the process of discernment.

    11. This is quite a storykes you appreciate living in a country with religious freedom. Well worth reading, it just gets a little repetitive, but an amazing story about about attitude and testimony, and conviction.

    12. The author had to take some liberties in writing Vanya to build the entire story. Despite that, I truly enjoyed this work and the servant that Vanya was by his 'sold-out' life. A writing challenge, to construct the story from historical documents and add the detail to take the reader there.

    13. What an amazing testimony of a young man who stood in spite of persecution. This was when I was a senior in high school!! Not ancient, ancient history. :)

    14. I read this a long time ago, and now own it, to reread whenever I want. A very encouraging, moving story about a Brother who gave his physical life for the gospel

    15. Amazing what we humans are capable of doing to one another. Vanya's story inspires me to trust God to see me through whatever comes my way.

    16. What a challenging book. I feel deeply ashamed of how little my hope in Christ has cost me, in light of the tremendous suffering Vanya endured at the hands of the Soviet Union’s Red Army. At the same time, I was encouraged to consider how the trials that accompany life in 21st century America are different, and the Lord will give me the grace to be faithful in the midst of the circumstances He has appointed, in the boundary He has set for my life. And so I’m excited to see what faithfulness [...]

    17. A quick read about a modern martyr. Like many, the narrative seems imaginatively detailed, including thoughts from the man after his last outside contact before death. I might recommend someone skip the "story" and read the documents provided at the back of the book from which it is formed if you are interested in the account.

    18. I'm really into this Russian thing.Well, while it is an interesting story, I have to wonder how much of it is totally true. Yes, they have his recording from when on leave, and a few of his letters, but all the details Regardless, it is amazing such things went on in the Red Army. Well, not really. I'm finding out more and more that Communist Russia was quite awful.

    19. A very inspiring read indeed. All believers need to have a childlike faith like Vanya no matter what the world throws at us. It broke my heart reading about everything he had to go through until he was finally killed for his faith. I look forward to the day when I can meet Vanya face to face.

    20. Though interesting to read about a little about how life was like for Christians in the Soviet Union during the 1970's, Vanya's psychic visions and nocturnal flights with an angel were just too out of this world.

    21. I am really excited to read the book of such a real and bold believer as well as a strong in and out soldier who is with jesus christ.

    22. I read this as a teenager and loved it. I tried re-reading it as an adult and couldn't even finish it. I did not think it was very good. So that's why I gave this book 3 stars.

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