Anyway, the topic of the prison saints, such as Valeriu Gafencu (not yet canonized) is a very sensitive topic in Romania. For one, there very many people who converted to Orthodoxy in the prisons, some even became saints who often times suffered and died for Christ. Many of us wish that these saints are officially canonized in order for our generation and further ones to understand the communist episode and have models to follow, and also preserve the historic continuity of our Church. Unfortunately, even though there are many and obvious saints that are recognized by huge numbers of people, The Church hierarchy hesitates for reasons that are not understandable.
Back to Richard Wurmbrand's book, even though I haven't read it, I hope it is not yet another one of the books that only talks about what happened during that time and in the prisons in a way that presents things on the surface level, emphasizing the suffering ("martyrdom") in a melodramatic way that makes those who suffered look like passive innocent victims, instead of people who underwent a profound spiritual metamorphosis/repentance particularly through the Orthodox faith and the saints that they encountered in the prisons. Also, I hope that the book does not sort of brag about what went on in the prisons. I don't know, maybe the book is rather good, but I believe that we don't need books written by Prostestants on this subject first and foremost, but by Orthodox, since Romania is largely Orthodox and the communist episode made the Orthodox faith shine so powerfully. Don't mean to neglect the suffering of those of other faiths, but it simply is not in the forefront of this episode, and I hope that through books such as this, they don't try to hijack the real depth and importance of the communist/prison episode which, again, it is one that, besides the fact that it is very obvious (huge in size), it is of such great importance for the faith and the history of Romania and the world.