â€śI should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans.â€ť
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 threatenedâ€”nor would it be the last.
As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceausescuâ€™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 Ceausescuâ€™s evil empire is one of the most extraordinary stories ever told.
Author Virginia Prodan joins me on the broadcast today to tell her story.