Lord David Alton (from foreword)
— former member of British Parliament
"Alexander Ogorodnikov's life story is far from over, but it testifies to a rare courage and sacrifice. It is our duty to tell it to all generations."
— University of Kent
"A terrific book about a remarkable man. . . . Ogorodnikov is one of the most courageous of the Soviet dissidents. His extraordinary life is testimony to the way faith can emerge and grow even in the most difficult circumstances."
Perry L. Glanzer
— Baylor University
"Simply one of the most inspiring biographies I have ever read. If you want to know what it takes to be a modern-day saint in Russia, read this story. Your life will never be the same."
— translator of Dostoevsky's Notes from the House of the Dead
"Who would have thought that heroes — moral and spiritual heroes — still exist in our world? But from the 1970s Alexander Ogorodnikov has been such a hero, first as a dissident battling the anti-human Soviet state and then as a crusader for religious and social rights in post-Communist Russia. Some men are born to sacrifice their personal happiness for the common good. Ogorodnikov is such a man."
— cofounder, Jubilee Campaign
"Alexander Ogorodnikov is a towering character in the history of the human rights movement in Russia. . . . His stand for the truth in a system of lies and his courage and faith are an inspiration to us all. Ogorodnikov is an authentic voice for freedom and justice. This book tells his story and explains why we hold him in such esteem and why he commands our affection and respect."
Spirit & Life
"Alexander Ogorodnikov, the central figure of this book, personifies the struggle of the Russian people. He stands as a beacon for them and for us who are apt to forget the price that is paid somewhere, sometime, by someone, for the inestimable gift of religious and political freedom."
"A major figure in Christian witness in Russia for the last six decades. . . . Ogorodnikov has remained as a kind of moral compass for a society fraught with corruption, disintegration, and anti-Semitism."
"A readable biography of a courageous Christian who stood up first to Communists and then to Putinists."
The Messenger (UK)
"A story of unsurpassed heroism and sacrifice in the name of Christ in our time. This well-written book deserves to be widely read. It is a hugely inspiring account."
"At a time of easy compromise in the name of getting along, this book serves as a chronicle of a life lived in the service of the Lord."
Midwest Book Review
"A fine history of the overall struggles for religious freedom in Russia."
International Journal for Religious Freedom
"In the preface to the book, a friend of the Russian human rights activist Alexander Ogorodnikov, Lord David Alton, says that the life story of this man is a testimony of his exceptional courage and self-sacrifice, and that it is our responsibility to share it with all the future generations. The author of the book looked at that task as his mission. He wrote a truly heroic saga about a man who not only fought the Soviet regime but also defended other people."