Alone with God
God and Suffering
"Imprisoned for three years beneath the ground in solitary confinement, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand composed hundreds of sermons, delivered nightly to an unseen congregation. He committed them to memory by summarizing them in rhymes. These sermons, the fruit of Wurmbrand's extreme deprivations, demonstrate in a personal and stimulating way the relevance of the Bible for today, and reveal unique insights into the character of God."
Romanian pastor who survived the tortures of the gulag by preaching sermons to himself in his underground cell
During his years in jail, Wurmbrand was beaten on his body and and on the soles of his feet, given mind-altering drugs and forced to watch the humiliation of fellow prisoners. Through everything, he refused to recant. For three years he was held in solitary confinement in a cell some 35 ft underground; he kept sane by preaching himself a sermon every night, fixing more than 300 of them in his brain with mnemonics and rhymes.