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Back To Jerusalem
on 17 November 2003
This is a great little book about the amazing growth and vitality of the (unregistered) Chinese church. After 50 years of communism, the Chinese church is in great shape and is reckoned to have 100 million evangelical members. And they are aiming to send out 100,000 evangelical missionaries across Asia (and back to Jerusalem) over the coming few years. (Can they spare a few for pagan Britain?) After 50 years of liberalism, the church in the UK is just about dead on its feet and going nowhere with fewer and fewer members. Why the difference? This book will help you understand.
Modern Chinese missionaries are trained to jump from first floor windows without hurting themselves; wriggle out of handcuffs in 30 seconds; and give away their faith in the police van taking them to their execution.
They don't train church members in the West like they train Chinese church members today (at least, not in my neck of the woods)...
This inspiring book offers some great Chinese wisdom for the church in the West, such as: "The Christian church does not need a single new building..." Hallelujah!
If you are a Christian in despair over the appalling state of the church in the West, read this book...