Beyond the Rapids tells the true story of Ukrainian pastor Alexei Brynza as he served during the final decades of the Soviet Union. As a prominent church leader, he was a favorite target of the authorities, who sometimes came after him directly and sometimes through his children. Through it all, God demonstrated that no matter how our circumstances change, He and His promises never do. This inspiring story gives hope and encouragement to anyone striving to serve Christ or live for Him in a culture hostile to Christianity. One reader said “by the time you finish this book you will truly feel your faith strengthened.” Half the proceeds are donated to the Irpin Biblical Seminary in Kiev. For more info or to read the first chapter, visit