Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

2010 European Christian Book of the Year

It is nice to see that evangelical Romanians are “coming of age”, and that both Baptists and Pentecostals are looking back to try to uncover the people who collaborated with the Secret Police (securitate) from within their own ranks.

The Baptists (Daniel Mitrofan) published a few years ago Pigmei and Uriasi [Dwarfs and Giants], and the Pentecostals (Vasilica Croitor) just published Rascumpararea Memoriei [The Redemption of Memory].

While I have not read any of these books (I only read about them), both books ruffled a lot of feathers. For that I am not surprised.

It seems (again from second hand info) that the Pentecostal book is more balanced and fair. In any case, congratulations to Vasilica Croitor for winning the 2010 European Christian Book of the Year.

I assume that it is a pretty good book if it won this award and I hope to read both of them someday to learn from both the dwarfs and the giants!

2 responses

  1. Cornel

    I have read “Pigmei si Uriasi” and it’s interesting, it is heart ranching. It exposes many of the present day and past day pastors but inconspicuously not others (no talk of a certain double-agent). You know, my thought was, why was this needed since it is only by the grace of God, there go I. It did not bring reconciliation or repentance since it’s publication in 2007 and I’m not sure what Daniel’s Mitrofan purpose was in writing the book. Sometimes the sorted stuff that happened in the past must remain in the past or must be dealt with as our Lord thought in Matthew 18, and Paul in Gal 6:1 “you who are spiritual restore such a one, looking to yourself least you too be tempted”
    Much grace to you as always,

    November 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

  2. I see your points Cornel. However – the problem is (and it seems it exists both with the Baptists and the Pentecostals) that after 20 years these people (many important leaders) still have not come out, confess, and ask forgiveness for what they have done.

    I am not sure that some of the approaches taken in these publications are the best…but you would think that 20 years would be enough to make amends and clear up the past…?
    Blessings bro,

    November 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm

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