Learning from a Faithful Witness to Christ: Reflections on the Life of Ni Guizhen, as told by Jennifer Lin in Shanghai Faithful. See also the article about her in the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (www.bdcconline.net).
Even though it describes events that mostly happened long ago, this powerful book holds lessons for us today. Here are a few thoughts that come to my mind.
Evangelical Christians seeking to serve God effectively among the Chinese can derive a great deal of profit from the example of the pioneer Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci. Here are a few brief lessons.
Andrew Kaiser’s history of the growth of the Protestant church in Shanxi has valuable lessons for Christians who want to serve God among the Chinese worldwide. Here are just a few of them.
The articles and reviews in this special edition of a major international journal prompt me to make some reflections on various topics that may be of interest to those who are engaged in ministry among the Chinese.
In the past few years, China ministry workers have expressed a renewed appreciation for the vital role of mentoring in today’s climate of worldliness and increased government restrictions. A careful reading of Training Laborers for His Harvest will help to fuel and undergird that welcome movement.
This selection of thirty short excerpts from the letters, diaries, and writings of outstanding missionaries and leaders is meant to be read one at a time. “Readers are expected to linger over each quotation, perhaps reading only one quotation a day, and to spend time afterward in prayer, reflecting on them in light of their own experiences,” explains the author, a veteran Christian worker in China.
We can thank God for Allen Yuan’s fearless witness over many decades and despite horrific suffering and then incessant harassment. Courage, zeal, and perseverance like his should redound to God’s glory and inspire us to imitate Yuan’s faith.