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The Power to Save
A History of the Gospel in China
by Bob Davey
Publisher:EP (Evangelical Press)
China sometimes appears mysterious and even threatening to those of us in the West. Few are aware of the unabated growth of the Christian Church in almost every Chinese province. Bob Davey traces the exciting and complex history of Chinese Christianity from the arrival of the first missionary to the present day. Here are Robert Morrison and Hudson Taylor. Here are Chinese leaders such as Wang Mingdao and Marcus Cheng, Watchman Nee, Li Tianen and many others, names known and unknown in the West. These were the leaders who worked tirelessly to evangelise and who, in spite of opposition, persecution, prison and labour camps, saw the unconquerable power of the Gospel change millions of lives. Davey has provided a well-researched and comprehensive description of events, movements and key people in the development of China and the Chinese Church over the past 150 years. His easy to read style made this reviewer want to keep on reading. Here is the exciting story of what God can do in the most difficult and unpromising circumstances. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (24/11/11)