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[[ Read Kindle ]] ë Song of Saigon: One Woman's Journey to Freedom º In the spring of , as war spread across South Vietnam and her country stood on the brink of collapse, Anh Vu, a young medical student, faced the most terrifying ordeal of her life Her only hope was to pray for the seemingly impossible escape Here, in vivid and often wrenching detail, Anh tells the dramatic story of how her faith helped her persevere From the vision that emboldened her to defy a curfew to the chance discovery that kept optimism alive, she recounts how she led her family on a harrowing and miraculous exodus to freedom Through her eyes we learn what it s like to be a Vietnamese immigrant in the US the struggles and triumphs, the rude awakenings, and the unimagined blessings An extraordinary testament, Song of Saigon shows us that even in the midst of unspeakable tragedy it is possible to find peace and joy within Book jacket Two thirds of this book isa family saga than an autobiography, but as it gets past the halfway point it starts transitioning Before that, it s the beautiful story of the author s grandparents salvation from lives of drugs and hopelessness to lives of eternal hope She takes the time while recounting her ancestor s stories to also give brief biographies of those missionaries that reached out and showed them the Gospel In that section she carefully presents a clear Gospel message It was Two thirds of this book isa family saga than an autobiography, but as it gets past the halfway point it starts transitioning Before that, it s the beautiful story of the author s grandparents salvation from lives of drugs and hopelessness to lives of eternal hope She takes the time while recounting her ancestor s stories to also give brief biographies of those missionaries that reached out and showed them the Gospel In that section she carefully presents a clear Gospel message It was so encouraging Then she moves naturally into her mother s story of suffering and God s faithfulness to her Here the Gospel is less visible Finally, her own story focuses on God s protection, provision, and love Here she becomes a little vague so it is hard to say exactly what she believes At the very end, she ties all those stories together in a very special way I believe this is the second time I read this book, but the first time was so long ago that I really don t remember what my thoughts were This time it really struck me how the choices each person made in their walk with the Lord affected generations The grandfather s decision to serve God with everything he had brought peace and blessing on their home The mother s decision to marry a non believer brought years of struggle and pain to herself and her children The daughter s decision once again serve the Lord with everything has blessed her marriage and countless others around them It gives you something to ponder While early in the book, the Christians described sounded like very traditional Evangelicals, towards the end they appear to believe aliberal Christianity She mentions attending an Episcopalian church She does not go into much detail about her personal beliefs so I can t comment on them beyond this It took place during an incredibly brutal time in Vietnam history so parts, while not graphic, are still gruesome As a child in a war zone, she was also exposed to the seamier aspects of life It is discreet, but not for a younger audience This woman s story is incredible She begins with the somewhat miraculous tale of pushing through crowds and somehow ending up with her ENTIRE family on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon when the US pulled out of Vietnam Amazingly, this is actually her autobiography, so the story is true Next Anh vu goes back and tells the story of her grandfather, an angry opium addict who goes through detox under a missionary and becomes a committed Christian, builds a big happy family, and becomes h This woman s story is incredible She begins with the somewhat miraculous tale of pushing through crowds and somehow ending up with her ENTIRE family on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon when the US pulled out of Vietnam Amazingly, this is actually her autobiography, so the story is true Next Anh vu goes back and tells the story of her grandfather, an angry opium addict who goes through detox under a missionary and becomes a committed Christian, builds a big happy family, and becomes head of all of Vietnam s railroads Then the story of her mother, a spunky woman who falls in love and then loses that life when the battle between the French and the communists breaks out She ends up marrying a communist leader who had once been imprisoned by the Japanese in the same Hanoi Hilton prison in which John McCain was later held He defects to the French in the end, and that story leads into the moment when he, his wife, and their children get out of the country on the helicopter In any case, the rest of the story follows Anh Vu s entry into evangelical Wheaton college, her marriage, and her adult life with all of its twists and turns I really enjoyed this story Anh Vu s life is quite remarkable Dear Mihn, How did you feel when you found out that Nghia was no longer going to walk down the aisle besides you I know you were obviously hurt deeply.but what I would really wanna know was, what were some of the things that came across your helpless mind Did you instantly grow hate for her father, were you understanding and puzzled at the same time, or did your mind just go blank when you were told I have absoultely no idea of how bad you must have felt but I do believe that it was not su Dear Mihn, How did you feel when you found out that Nghia was no longer going to walk down the aisle besides you I know you were obviously hurt deeply.but what I would really wanna know was, what were some of the things that came across your helpless mind Did you instantly grow hate for her father, were you understanding and puzzled at the same time, or did your mind just go blank when you were told I have absoultely no idea of how bad you must have felt but I do believe that it was not such a gret feeling I also know for a fact that the freiendship love you guys have for each other would never change no matter what circumstnce