Jesus in Beijing
This is one of the exciting titles on modern evangelism that I have wanted to read for a long time; one of our favorite readers recently finished it, and wrote this excellent review- below. I was pumped to read his thoughts. Have any of you read this great book?
Do you want to read a story about adventure? -courage? -a grand battle? geopolitics? This book has it all. This is the story of Christianity in China throughout the past 2,000 years or so - with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st Centuries. Written by David Aikman, who is the former Bureau Chief of Time Magazine in Beijing, the book is a very thorough and eye opening journalistic report on modern day trials and victories of the Church in China. Much like the reading about the First Century Church in the Book of Acts, be prepared to be amazed! God’s Spirit is moving and radically changing China, from the common man’s house to the ranks of the Government; proof that God’s will and purposes cannot be thwarted by the plans of men.
But that is not all, God’s purposes are bigger that just China. The Chinese Church has the distinct understanding that their calling is to take the Gospel back to the Middle East and to the Muslim world and they are currently preparing to do so. In a nutshell, this book tells a piece of the story about how the Gospel of Christ is changing the world and the hearts of men as it continues its unstoppable march westward around the globe. This is the piece of the story we are witnessing. You will be encouraged and reminded of the almighty power of our God.
Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power by David Aikman, is available here.
Also! - Shrine of the Holy Whapping is offering this fun test today, where you can see whether your URL is blocked in China; Theology of the Body is definately blocked. I tested it in Beijing last spring.