I didn't write this book. I only assisted with editing the English translation from the Russian. Georgi Vins was a special man who served 8 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps for his crime of being a dedicated Christian preacher. In 1979 he was exiled to the United States as part of a dramatic prisoner exchange between the USA and the USSR. From 1987 until his death, I was privileged to work as Assistant to Georgi Vins. I include his story in my Book Store so that readers may receive courage and inspiration from this faithful believer who remained firm in his Christian faith despite persecution and prisons. A thought-provoking true story!
Georgi Vins, a Baptist pastor living in the U.S.S.R., was 37-years-old the first time he was imprisoned for his faith in a Soviet prison camp. He left behind his wife, his children, and his church. Over the course of thirteen years, Pastor Vins spent a total of eight years in the gulags. But in the pages of this book, you won’t read about a man who felt sorry for himself or who wallowed in the misery of his sufferings. Rather, you will hear the true stories of believers whose faith in Jesus Christ took preeminence in their lives and who allowed nothing, not even a Communist government, to take away their faith and their hope. Threaded through The Gospel in Bonds is an intricately woven theme of love for God s Word and faith in the Gospel, even in the midst of severe punishment and deprivation. May the pages of this book give you insight into the mind of a man uniquely used by God and encourage you to an ever-closer walk with the Savior, Jesus Christ!