It’s rare in these days to see someone coming to Christ ‘from out of the world’. But Victoria Kulczycka’s testimony of her conversion in 2011 is a welcome proof of God’s power to save whomever, whenever, and however he chooses.
The author’s story featured in last December’s Evangelical Times, but is here fleshed out in fuller detail, including her unbelieving childhood in Yorkshire and her move to seek stardom in Hollywood. Her increasing success and associated party lifestyle are what many people dream of. Yet the aching dissatisfaction she felt was God’s way of preparing her for a sudden transition from complete unbelief to a vibrant Christian faith – literally overnight.
There are helpful lessons for believers to take on board: the fact that Victoria’s conversion came through the unexpected witness of a stranger; the shock she felt at discovering her guilt before God; the antagonism of her friends when they saw her transformation; and the importance of churches giving a friendly welcome to a nervous newcomer.
The author states that she hasn’t shared her story in order to draw attention to herself, but simply because ‘I want to glorify God’ (p.6). In this she succeeds. There is no glorying in her glamorous past, but a modest and humble account of her journey to faith. Her simple and unpolished style (spelling errors included!) gives the ring of authenticity, and her genuine thankfulness to Jesus radiates from the page.
This short publication, which could be read in a single sitting, is a heart-warming reminder of how our sovereign Lord can intervene in someone’s life suddenly, unexpectedly, and savingly, to the glory of Christ.