“God Knows My Size”

size1.jpgI was sent a book a few days ago. I couldn’t stop reading one evening until it was finished. It is the story of Silvia Tarniceriu, a Romanian woman who grew up under the communist dictator, Nikolai Ceaucescu. Friends, we don’t even have a clue what suffering for Jesus is like in our country. Silvia’s story sings of God’s mercies and grace. The title, God Knows My Size refers to a prayer she prayed as a child when her poverty stricken family could not provide her needs. She decided to see if God existed as her parents claimed by praying for a pair of shoes that she desperately needed, a sweater and a warm coat. Let’s just say God provided all three in one package, and God knew her size! That was the beginning of her walk with God. I am working to get Silvia on Crosstalk to share her amazing story of courage and faith in the face of terrible persecution and suffering under communism. Let’s put it this way: Ceaucescu is dead. Jesus is alive! All praise be to our risen Lord who is on the throne and will be for all eternity. If you are interested in reading this thrilling book, here is a link to Reformation Heritage Books.

11 thoughts on ““God Knows My Size”

  1. Corinne says:

    Wow! That short summary is enough to cause the heart to rejoice in God!!!! I hope you are able to get her on the radio that her testimony may be used to remind us of the faithfulness of our Lord.

  2. a.return.to.christianity says:

    Hi!

    I would like to ask you all to visit this website (my blog):
    http://areturntochristianity.blogspot.com/ (specifically this link here: http://areturntochristianity.blogspot.com/2007/09/alternate-version-of-paul-washers-yec.html )

    That second link takes to you several sites where you can download a sermon that I really wish that you would listen to. It’s called “Youth Evangelism Conference 2002” by Paul Washer that talks about examining ourselves in the light of Scripture.

    If you find the sermon beneficial (as I did- I thought it the most powerful sermon I have ever listened to), please pass the link to the blog around to churches in your area.

    I BEG you to listen to this sermon! It is in the process of reviving my church by the mercy of God. So please, please, PLEASE listen to it and then pass the sermon around to your congregation and other churches.

    Thanks,
    a.return.to.christianity

    P.S. If you liked the sermon “Youth Evangelism Conference 2002,” please also take the time to listen to the two-part sermon message “Carnal Christian Doctrine” by Albert Martin, and you can find the link to download that sermon at http://areturntochristianity.blogspot.com/2007/10/analysis-part-1-carnal-christian.html . Thanks!
    Also please take the time to listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” (which is about biblical evangelism) at http://www.hellsbestkeptsecret.com/.

  3. Janie T. says:

    I loved this book, as well! It was so thought-provoking yet encouraging…it has been a couple of years since I have read it last and I think I will pull it out again this week.

  4. Mrs. U says:

    Thank you for this book recommendation!! I am always very encouraged by reading biographies of fellow believers and can’t wait to find this one!!

    His,
    Mrs. U

  5. Kevin Jenkins says:

    Interesting stuff.

    Do you have any thoughts on this horrible travesty taking place in Ohio, where a Lutheran pastor, his wife, and their nine children, are having their property seized by the federal government? It all stems back to a court order by Planned Parenthood 10 years ago due to “wanted” posters put out by the American Coalition for Life Activists -and the pastor was but loosely affiliated with this organization (and was thus brought into the lawsuit). I’m really sick about it, and wish other Christians would be as well. Many of the “theological books” taken by the state were stuff by Reformers, the Church Fathers, etc. The house was in his wife’s name too. Check it out:

    http://www.wnewsj.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=156&ArticleID=158900

    And click here to listen to Reverend’s interview on the Political Cesspool:

    http://americacast.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?id=69601&from=brd

  6. James L says:

    Don’t forget “Tortured For Christ” by Richard Wurmbrand who spent 14 years in a Romanian prison! Thanks for the article!

  7. Rhonda says:

    Were you able to get in contact with Silvia? I have 4 daughters that read this book and are doing a report on it for school. I thought that it would be great if you could get some correspondence with Silvia to include.

    Please respond.

  8. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Hi Rhoda,
    She did not return my emails and I’m told she may be in Romania at the moment. I tried just before Christmas. I’m going to try a couple other avenues to track her down as I would like to get her on Crosstalk. The book was wonderful, wasn’t it?

  9. Alice says:

    After re-reading the book this time it really struck me what an amazing faith Silvia has. God was with her every step and never left her all through her time of persecution. This book is inspirational, if you havent read this book – read it!!!

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