Holy Spy is far more than one man's story. As Alex Williams makes abundantly clear, it is also the story of the Acts of the Holy Spirit in Central and Eastern Europe. But 'holy narrative', lived out by 'holy people.', takes place in 'holy space.' And the 'holy place' in this story is Schloss Mittersill, an old castle in Austria, where God so powerfully met an earlier generation of students. Now, no less than then, those who man the spiritual rampants at the Schloss are thrilled to be part of that great storywhich, praise God and thanks to folks like Alex live on today.
Dr. Carl E. Armerding, Director, Schloss Mittersill Study Centre
"For anyone who needs to understand the history of IFES in Central Europe, it is essential reading. For those who want to know what it was like under Communism, Alex Williams captures the spirit of the age. For the many young students who have come of age after Communism and who do not know what their parents lived through, it will be very helpful."
"Having had the pleasure of traveling with Alex in a number of East European countries, I have appreciated his work firsthand. He combines a strong commitment to Christ, Scripture and the Gospel with a stategic vision for Student world, a gift for languages, a capacity for friendship, a sense of fun, a simple lifestyle, a servant heart and a willingness to take risks for Christ - qualities of a Holy Spy with Aniko hs wife shares with him.
John Stott, (1921-2011), Rector Emeritus, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
This is a heart warming Story that ought to be told. It describes the early steps to offer friendship and support to students in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe when the harsh hand of communism still prevailed. I think it is a significant record and a great read. Thank you, Alex Williams, for what you and others achieved.
Dick Lucas, Formerly Rector of St Helen's Bishopsgate, London
Thhis a fascinating account of growth of student work during the cumunist era. Alex Williams Served God with faithfulness and greart dedication through those difficult years. Now he recounts these stories that could not be retold at the time.