Into Their Hands at any Cost
Summary: Bibles. They were not always so accessible to Christians in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. In fact, they were forbidden. But the churches in the West became aware of the plight of their brothers and sisters in the East. Bibles got printed and brought to closed borders. From there a chain of willing hands did the dangerous work. This book follows the trail of these Bibles.
Personal Thoughts: Unbelievable. Follow the Bibles--printed both in the Romanian and Russian language--as they make their way through a strict border crossing into Romania. Pass through several harrowing checkpoints and experience the intense grief and punishment when the Word gets discovered by the ungodly authorities. Meet a man in a wheelchair who passes the forbidden Scriptures along onto a bee truck. Discover how the Bibles find their way to a construction site on the Romanian-Ukranian border where they are lovingly placed into sacks of cement by the crane operator, to be picked up by another man on a motorcycle who drops them off in a tool shed just a few miles into the Ukraine. From there the Bibles get hidden in cans of paint, baked inside loaves of bread, and finally placed in waiting hands--faces often streaked with tears and receiving such a treasure. This book really binds Christians around the world. It is a practical example of how Christians have borne one another's burdens.
Excerpt: " The oldest man in the group walked over to the map and pointed to Ireland. He took his finger and traced their path. They had travelled across the Irish Sea to England, across the English channel to France, through France to Germany, south through Austria, then into Hungary, and finally across the border to Romania.
He looked at them and smiled. He could see the tiredness and the strain in their faces. Bowing his head, Gabriel let the tears flow down his face. His heart was deeply moved by these brothers who had journeyed all this way to deliver the Bibles for their brethren in the Soviet Union." --pg. 80,81