Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
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- Brief Synopsis:
- This book traces the history of Christianity in China, focusing on the growth and changes during the last 60 years. The book discusses the influence on Chinese society and what this change means to the global balance of power.
- Long Synopsis:
- Written by a former correspondent for Time Magazine based in China, this book details the history of Christianity in China and relates the unreported story of the explosive growth among Chinese house churches. Through detailed interviews, the author presents several biographical sketches of Christians in China, providing a cross section from party officials to pastors and peasants. The book discusses how they network, how they worship, their influence on Chinese society, and what this change means to the global balance of power. It also discusses how party leaders and academics are responding to the rapid growth of Christianity.
- Book Quality:
- Book Size:
- 344 Pages
- Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
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- Copyright Date:
- Copyrighted By:
- David Aikman
- Adult content:
- English US
- History, Nonfiction, Biographies and Memoirs, Religion and Spirituality
- Submitted By:
- Lisa Soulor
- Proofread By:
- Monica Willyard
Reviews of Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power (1 review)
Reviewer: Monica Willyard
This is one of the most awe inspiring books I have read. The author has done very detailed research, but that's not why this book is so special to me. Its chapters are filled with the stories and words of people who were broken in body and soul, yet they are healing and reaching out to others with love and hope. They faced the ultimate test, to deny their faith and live in safety, or hold fast and face torture, prison, and even death. Many people lost their families while in prison. Others lost their sight, hearing, or ability to walk. Chronic starvation and malnutrition are their lot. Yet they want to pray for us and to reach out to their communities. They share what little food they have with people in worse shape than they are in. It defies all logic that they respond in this way. This book helps me see that the little things that annoy me really aren't that important in the grand scheme of things. Compared with them, I don't know what sacrifice and courage mean. Whether you believe in God or not, the stories of people in this book will surprise you. Their joy and perseverance are a testimony to something bigger and more enduring than simple passion or commitment.