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Product Details

  • Paperback: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (February 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898705746
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898705744
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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... an incisive portrayal of the struggle for existence in a Russian prison camp. The very simplicity of presentation makes it unforgettable. --Louisville Times

A man of invincible faith and heroic fortitude, who is sustained by a great love for God and his fellow man. His story is highly recommended as a worthwhile reading experience for one and all. --Best Sellers

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It is an amazing story.
Catherine Hildenberger
It is the story of his very long imprisonment in Russian prison camps back in the 1950s.
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It was one of those books that once you started to read it, you couldn't put it down.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book really shows how faith gives meaning ti life even in the most exteme circumstances. Fr Ciszek humbly tells his story of how his trust in God's providence brought him through terrible experiences so that he could witness to God in a land ruled by an atheistic government. As Fr Ciszek admits - this is just the story. It should be read together with his other book 'He leadeth me' to understand more fully Fr Ciszek's faith.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Brian Dranzik on July 27, 2000
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I read this book back in 1987 while a patient in a local Veteran's Hospital. A priest had stopped in to visit and offered it to me for something to pass the time. It was one of those books that once you started to read it, you couldn't put it down. I read the book in a week, and it really touched me as to the testament of a person's faith in a time of struggle. I regard it as an honor to of been afforded the opportunity to of been given this book to read in a time of need.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By 73543.204@compuserve.com on June 21, 1999
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Father Ciszek portrays the nightmare disruption the Nazis and Communist caused in the lives of Catholics, Christians and Jews. A convicted "Vatican Spy", Father Ciszek spent the majority of his adult life abused, demeaned and nearly killed in Soviet labor camps. Despite these hardships, the book is uplifting, heartwarming and exceedingly inspirational. This book will help anyone facing the hardships of life. The companion book "He Leadeth Me" is a must read to understand the grace and strength Father Ciszek received from his Catholic religion.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By G. Dallaire on May 25, 2008
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This is a good book, however I like his second book "He Leadeth Me" better. In this book, Father Ciszek does not go into much detail about what he learned from his ordeal. He mostly gives a chronology of all the events that took place during his 23 years in Russian work camps and prison camps.
In his other book "He Leadeth Me", he goes into detail all the spiritual lessons that he learned during his difficult years of imprisonment in Russia. His spiritual insights are very edifying and enlightening. He provides alot of hard earned spiritual lessons and spiritual direction in his other book "He Leadeth Me".
So, while I would recommend this book, in my opinion it is not as good as his other book.
Glenn Dallaire
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Hubbell on December 4, 2002
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". . . it isn't often one gets the chance to be around when a man comes back from the dead" (From the Introduction).

This is Father Ciszek's odyssey from class bully to rough- hewn, intrepid minister inside and out of the best accommodations the Soviet Union had to offer for their political prisoners: the best KGB interrogators, the best watered-down soup, the best concrete bunks, the best mix of sociopathic criminals mixed in with the prisoners of conscience, the best conditions guaranteed to reduce the expense of maintaining an extensive number of prisoners who, however inadvertantly, irritated the authorities.

There are few spiritual insights--this isn't a letter from Saint Paul, nor Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn--but his experiences speak for themselves. Fr. Ciszek endured the rigors of intense interrogations followed by five years of imprisonment in cells, both isolated and crowded, within Moscow. He endured another ten years in worker camps inside the Arctic Circle.

In spite of the hardships, he managed to minister to a captive audience supplied by the Russian authorities. He heard confessions and said Mass with provisions supplied by the prisoners themselves, such as fermented raisins for sacramental wine, and a paten made of nickel.

There were some minor disappointments. He had his picture snapped at Lenin's tomb days before he was airlifted from the national prison Lenin founded. For all the suffering he endured out of love for the people of the Soviet Union, I overlooked his touristy affectation. Besides, he DOES offer a prayer for Lenin's soul: "He was a man, after all, . . . and he may be in need of more prayers than he's getting here."

Also, I would have appreciated a few pages relating how he readjusted to life back home.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 1998
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This book is an illustration of unshakable faith. Reading this book is very pleasant experience
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bill Morgan on October 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is the incredible story of a Jesuit Priest who was Ordained in Rome in the Russian Rite, was assigned to a parish in Poland in 1938, and the following year after the Nazis invaded Poland, he and two Jesuit colleagues applied to get into Russia after getting permission from their Jesuit Superior and from the Archbishop.In 1940 they entered Russia under assumed names and altered backgrounds to disguise the fact that they were Priests. Fr Ciszek became Walter Lypinski, a widower from Poland, but he was subsequently discovered, arrested and sentenced to 15 years at hard labor for being a 'Vatican spy". His life in the prison camps was one of great suffering and of heavy manual labor. Early on he was imprisoned under the worst of conditions, thrown in with criminals and thugs before he was sent to Siberia to work in a labor camp. He arrived in Siberia in July and it was snowing and all he and the other prisoners had to wear were thin summer clothing which soon turned to tattered rags under the harsh conditions. He worked in coal mines, in an infirmary, then to the factory, then worked on various construction crews building the city of Norilsk above the Artic Circle on the Tundra. Then it was back to the coal mines and more exhausting work. During most of his time in the labor camps he still carried out his priestly duties: saying Mass, hearing confessions, baptizing, conducting funeral services, giving last rites, and even performing Marriage ceremonies. He said Masses in both the Latin and Oriental Rites. Through it all he never lost his Faith in God and he placed all his trust in the Lord's hands. Yet, rarely did he complain, indeed he felt he was where God wanted him to be- tending to his flock. This is the mark of a true Jesuit missionary.Read more ›
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