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Enter a world where the physical realm collides with the spiritual in Rush: A Taste for Freedom. Journey through Peter's life as he struggles within the jaws of the Soviet Union, facing persecution and even death as he rebels against their brainwashing, cruel system. Galia, Peter's firstborn, grew up hearing of the dangers--and miracles--her father experienced. She soon in Enter a world where the physical realm collides with the spiritual in Rush: A Taste for Freedom. Journey through Peter's life as he struggles within the jaws of the Soviet Union, facing persecution and even death as he rebels against their brainwashing, cruel system. Galia, Peter's firstborn, grew up hearing of the dangers--and miracles--her father experienced. She soon inherits his courage and chooses to fight by his side against the Communist system. But how can one girl, her father, and the rest of their family escape from under the Iron Curtain with nothing but a thread of hope? Rush is a powerful story based on the real experiences of a family trapped in the claws of Communist Russia. Join Galia as she searches for answers, finds herself in the New World, and crosses cultural and racial lines along the way. Let it change your life and your view of this world. This warm-hearted story will show you the power of faith, family, and a love that goes beyond romance.


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Enter a world where the physical realm collides with the spiritual in Rush: A Taste for Freedom. Journey through Peter's life as he struggles within the jaws of the Soviet Union, facing persecution and even death as he rebels against their brainwashing, cruel system. Galia, Peter's firstborn, grew up hearing of the dangers--and miracles--her father experienced. She soon in Enter a world where the physical realm collides with the spiritual in Rush: A Taste for Freedom. Journey through Peter's life as he struggles within the jaws of the Soviet Union, facing persecution and even death as he rebels against their brainwashing, cruel system. Galia, Peter's firstborn, grew up hearing of the dangers--and miracles--her father experienced. She soon inherits his courage and chooses to fight by his side against the Communist system. But how can one girl, her father, and the rest of their family escape from under the Iron Curtain with nothing but a thread of hope? Rush is a powerful story based on the real experiences of a family trapped in the claws of Communist Russia. Join Galia as she searches for answers, finds herself in the New World, and crosses cultural and racial lines along the way. Let it change your life and your view of this world. This warm-hearted story will show you the power of faith, family, and a love that goes beyond romance.

43 review for Rush: A Taste for Freedom

  1. 5 out of 5

    Grampy

    Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite. Review: “Rush: A Taste for Freedom” by Alix Cherubin is a fictionalized version of a true story about one family’s multi-generational effort to flee from communist Soviet Union for a life of freedom in America. Alix Cherubin tells the story as he heard it from his father-in-law, albeit with a bit of editing. “Rush” is a factual presentation of the tyranny of the communist rule in the former Soviet Union, especially toward outlawed “underground” Chris Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite. Review: “Rush: A Taste for Freedom” by Alix Cherubin is a fictionalized version of a true story about one family’s multi-generational effort to flee from communist Soviet Union for a life of freedom in America. Alix Cherubin tells the story as he heard it from his father-in-law, albeit with a bit of editing. “Rush” is a factual presentation of the tyranny of the communist rule in the former Soviet Union, especially toward outlawed “underground” Christian groups. It also truthfully presents the passionate faith in God observed by those Christians, which just grew stronger, the more the communist party attempted to squelch it. That alone should be an encouragement to Christians in America and elsewhere around the world, to learn to depend more faithfully on God’s providence in times of strife and times of harmony. Cherubin has put pen to paper, to paint a vivid picture of the hardship and tyranny faced by not just a single family, but by persecuted Christians around the world. Beginning with a Nazi infiltration while Peter was a young boy, the story does not conclude until Peter’s eldest daughter, Galia, is married and living in America. At various times, and for dubious reasons, both Peter and Galia were jailed for their active resistance to communism, while still in the USSR. Throughout their many tribulations, they never abandoned their faith in God, and never quit depending upon the power of prayer to bring forth literally miraculous remedies to those tribulations. “Rush: A Taste for Freedom” is a testament to the unwavering commitment of dedicated and steadfast Christians facing adversity. Likewise, it is a testament to God’s faithfulness in providing the necessary help to work through that adversity. Because it can provide much-needed encouragement to others, “Rush: A Taste for Freedom” should be in every Christian’s library.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    I got this through a Goodreads giveaway, but this does not affect my review. I am rating this book as a more of a middle school book, rather than adult reading. As an adult book I could only give it three stars, but I would hate to discourage anyone from it at the same time so consider it more of a teen book perhaps. It is a great story which should be much longer and should be further professionally edited or assisted. I feel like the ball was dropped a bit here. I agree with another viewer, it i I got this through a Goodreads giveaway, but this does not affect my review. I am rating this book as a more of a middle school book, rather than adult reading. As an adult book I could only give it three stars, but I would hate to discourage anyone from it at the same time so consider it more of a teen book perhaps. It is a great story which should be much longer and should be further professionally edited or assisted. I feel like the ball was dropped a bit here. I agree with another viewer, it is similar to someone audibly telling the stories. I say stories because it makes huge jumps in years and starts out with several characters then rather abruptly moves on to their nearly adult children. These situations would be so much better fleshed out as they are truly interesting, but it is jarring to make such large leaps in characters, times and places. You become attached and interested in the first two main characters (a husband and wife) only to have them practically disappear suddenly. The writing is unbalanced with more details in some places and very little in others. I felt like either they were in a rush to finish it, or perhaps there was a paper and ink shortage. It would be great if the publisher, Tate, would improve it and re-release it. Rush has the potential for 5 stars. As a teen book, it could easily achieve that. Perhaps that longer edition will not happen, so go ahead and read it now. And if they do a re-do, it will be enjoyable to compare them. I guess if you are going to be criticized, it is not so bad that it is essentially because I would like to hear more of the entire story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Roberta

    I enjoy reading & reviewing books from new authors, as this one is. The main characters in this non-fiction story are the author's wife (Galia), mother-in-law (Olga), & father-in-law (Peter). The story begins in 1942 in the Soviet Union with the KGB ransacking homes looking for Jews & Christians to arrest. Olga, Peter, & their young daughter, Galia, flee just before the KGB gets to their home. They make their way to a farm, where Peter is given work in the fields, without pay, but offered shelte I enjoy reading & reviewing books from new authors, as this one is. The main characters in this non-fiction story are the author's wife (Galia), mother-in-law (Olga), & father-in-law (Peter). The story begins in 1942 in the Soviet Union with the KGB ransacking homes looking for Jews & Christians to arrest. Olga, Peter, & their young daughter, Galia, flee just before the KGB gets to their home. They make their way to a farm, where Peter is given work in the fields, without pay, but offered shelter plus meals. Peter is active in the underground Christian movement & is a powerful influence to his daughter, who later becomes active in the movement as she gets older. The oppression Peter faces from the KGB over the years becomes almost insurmountable. He is jailed & tortured, yet manages to free himself & continue on with his life praising God. When invited to Penn State as a speaker, Galia relates a moving story about a carpenter, about to retire. His employer has a request - to build one more home. The carpenter was anxious to begin retirement, but complied. However, the workmanship was sub-standard as he was in a hurry. After completion of construction, the employer handed the carpenter the keys saying it was a gift for his hard work over the years. The author used this analogy to reflect that the choices we make today build the 'house' we will live in tomorrow. There are numerous references to unknown strangers who approach the family telling them their dreams from God which astonishingly affect decisions Peter & Galia must make. If someone feels their faith in Christianity needs to be restored, then this is a must read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Veronica ⭐️

    Alix Cherubin Sr's retelling of his in-laws journey to freedom is an inspiring story of one family's faith in God in the face of adversity. I would have liked the story to be more detailed. I wanted to know more about the family and their hardships and what they were going through. As I was reading I was craving to know more about how Peter coped in the prison camp and his long journey back home and again later with Galia how she felt to escape the oppression of Russia only to be thrown into the Alix Cherubin Sr's retelling of his in-laws journey to freedom is an inspiring story of one family's faith in God in the face of adversity. I would have liked the story to be more detailed. I wanted to know more about the family and their hardships and what they were going through. As I was reading I was craving to know more about how Peter coped in the prison camp and his long journey back home and again later with Galia how she felt to escape the oppression of Russia only to be thrown into the centre of racism in America. The journey out of Russia for the Grechko family was nothing short of a miracle. Galia never gave up and when she did feel like it was all too much for her God gave her strength and she pushed through. I admire Galia's commitment and perseverance not only to better the life of her own family but for all christians in Russia. "Rush" definitely left me wanting more! I would like to thank Goodreads and Alix Cherubin Sr for my copy of Rush in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    This tells the story of Galia and her father Peter and the rest of their family. They live in the USSR from after WWII to when the USSR iron curtain falls. Galia and her family are Christians, and this book is very much the story of their belief in God. It details the discrimination and persecution that they went through while living under Socialism. This is a very short book (under 150 pages), and it is written in a manner that you can imagine someone telling the story orally. There is very lit This tells the story of Galia and her father Peter and the rest of their family. They live in the USSR from after WWII to when the USSR iron curtain falls. Galia and her family are Christians, and this book is very much the story of their belief in God. It details the discrimination and persecution that they went through while living under Socialism. This is a very short book (under 150 pages), and it is written in a manner that you can imagine someone telling the story orally. There is very little in the way of descriptors or descriptive imagery, and I wish there had been more of this. I have never been to Russia, and so I feel if there had been more imagery in the book, I would have felt more drawn in to the story. It would have helped me to imagine the scenes and settings. I admire the characters' ability to maintain their faith throughout the book. I won this book in one of the Goodreads giveaways.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Evan G

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. This book was a interesting story of a family born in the USSR and there journey to freedom in the USA. Its amazing how people can go through such hardships and still come out smiling. The characters in this book did just this, all the while trusting that God had a plan for their lives. The issue I had with this book is that it could have used sone editing. Some of the sentences didn't make sense. I also found some of the chapters didn' I received a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. This book was a interesting story of a family born in the USSR and there journey to freedom in the USA. Its amazing how people can go through such hardships and still come out smiling. The characters in this book did just this, all the while trusting that God had a plan for their lives. The issue I had with this book is that it could have used sone editing. Some of the sentences didn't make sense. I also found some of the chapters didn't seem to flow. It just went from one event to the next. Also the ending just ended. It felt like a chapter or two were missing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    I won this book from Goodreads giveaway. I was not sure if I should give it 1 or 2 starts. I did not like it at all. Considering the fact that I am from Ukraine and can kinda relate to that story , it did not move me or made feel bad for the family. Lots of people had a very hard time during those years in USSR, so I did not find their story special or different from any other ones I know. Also , the religious/spiritual content really bothered me. I am Christian myself and do believe in God, but I won this book from Goodreads giveaway. I was not sure if I should give it 1 or 2 starts. I did not like it at all. Considering the fact that I am from Ukraine and can kinda relate to that story , it did not move me or made feel bad for the family. Lots of people had a very hard time during those years in USSR, so I did not find their story special or different from any other ones I know. Also , the religious/spiritual content really bothered me. I am Christian myself and do believe in God, but I'm not obsessing over religion. Peter's family was depending on God and his reliability only in difficult times. We are creators of our own lives and God can only guide us through them. IMHO.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jacinta

    I enjoyed reading Alix's book and getting a glimpse behind the iron curtain. I read the book in one sitting as I found it so interesting I couldn't put it down! The faith and pure determination of Peter, Olga and Galia is truly inspiring. I received this free signed copy courtesy of Goodreads First Reads, thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book. I enjoyed reading Alix's book and getting a glimpse behind the iron curtain. I read the book in one sitting as I found it so interesting I couldn't put it down! The faith and pure determination of Peter, Olga and Galia is truly inspiring. I received this free signed copy courtesy of Goodreads First Reads, thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Claire Spurling

    This book was won as part of a Goodreads first reads giveaway. This is an inspiring tale of a families fight against communism. Although the story was told well there were also parts that left you wanting to find out more.

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