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God is red : the secret story of how Christianity survived and flourished in Communist China

Author: Yiwu Liao
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When journalist Liao Yiwu first stumbled upon a vibrant Christian community in the officially secular China, he knew little about Christianity. In fact, he'd been taught that religion was evil, and that those who believed in it were deluded, cultists, or imperialist spies. But as a writer whose work has been banned in China and has even landed him in jail, Liao felt a kinship with Chinese Christians in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yiwu Liao
ISBN: 9780062078469 0062078461 9780062078476 006207847X
OCLC Number: 693684111
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Journalism) 2013
Description: xxi, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The trip to Dali. The cemetery --
The old nun --
The Tibetan --
The elder (I) --
The Episcopalian --
The cancer patient --
The fellowship --
The Yi and Miao villages. The doctor --
The martyr --
The elder (II) --
The Yi minister --
The feast --
Beijing and Chengdu. The secret visit --
The underground minister --
The poet and the priest --
The blind musician --
The orphanage --
The new convert.
Responsibility: Liao Yiwu ; translator, Wenguang Huang.

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When journalist Liao Yiwu first stumbled upon a vibrant Christian community in the officially secular China, he knew little about Christianity. In fact, he'd been taught that religion was evil, and that those who believed in it were deluded, cultists, or imperialist spies. But as a writer whose work has been banned in China and has even landed him in jail, Liao felt a kinship with Chinese Christians in their unwavering commitment to the freedom of expression and to finding meaning in a tumultuous society. Unwilling to let his nation lose memory of its past or deny its present, Liao set out to document the untold stories of brave believers whose totalitarian government could not break their faith in God, including: The over-100-year-old nun who persevered in spite of beatings, famine, and decades of physical labor, and still fights for the rightful return of church land seized by the government; The surgeon who gave up a lucrative Communist hospital administrator position to treat villagers for free in the remote, mountainous regions of southwestern China; The Protestant minister, now memorialized in London's Westminster Abbey, who was executed during the Cultural Revolution as "an incorrigible counterrevolutionary." This ultimately triumphant tale of a vibrant church thriving against all odds serves as both a powerful conversation about politics and spirituality and a moving tribute to China's valiant shepherds of faith, who prove that a totalitarian government cannot control what is in people's hearts.

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