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Praying with the KGB: A Startling Report from a Shattered Empire

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Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Multnomah Books
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Jeff Youngblood
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
An excellent reminder of how fragile governments are, like all systems of man, How great the grace of God is anywhere where there is political freedom and the task at hand we have as believers, and the responsibility that goes with it. It was short, but engaging and thoughtful, and full of adventure, made better by the fact it is a true story! It's good to hear the perspective of someone inside the church who was there just when the Soviet Union collapsed. I think people are really mostly ignora ...more
Patrick S.
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
A short book that describes the "what do we do now" attitude of the Soviet Union people after the fall of the communism. More importantly, it provides a section of the story never talked about in history books or economics classes. The book covers the fact that Russia was hungry "not for political or economical change, but for moral change". The author was a member of a delegation made up of influential Christians who wanted to revolutionize the moral and spiritual make up of the fallen Russian ...more
Hunter Johnson
Praying with the KGB, by Philip Yancey. I re-read this one during a couple of my son's soccer practices. Very short book, and "contemporary issues" instead of "religion", but the changes in Russia in the past 15 years cast a new light on some of the sections.
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A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago. He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there as Editor and then Publisher. He looks on those years with gratitude, because teenagers are demanding readers, and writing for them taught him a lasting principle: ...more

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