Recently, a friend gave me this book to read and as soon as I started it, I just couldn’t put it down. I was greatly moved by the sincere humility and love of God that you can sense in each word poured onto the page. Walter Ciszek’s profound trust in God’s Providence transpires and touched my soul, brought tears to my eyes, and I could not help but praise God who put this true disciple and fantastic example of faith on my path. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a friend to pull him forward on life’s journey.
“Walter Ciszek was an American-born Jesuit priest who, unknown to family or friends, spent 23 years in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. For 15 years he was imprisoned as a "spy of the Vatican," and then worked as a common laborer before his family and Jesuit superiors learned of his plight and worked to bring him home. In Russia he remained faithful to his vows, celebrating Mass and hearing confessions in secret despite the dangers he faced.”