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.
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.
What We Can Learn from the Early Jesuits in China: Reflections on The Visitor: Andrew Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia, by Liam Matthew Brockey. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
Modern Protestant evangelical Christians who care about the growth of God’s kingdom in China will find much food for thought in the career of Andrew Palmeiro and the early Jesuits in China. (For a review of the book, go to www.globalchinacenter.org; for a short biography of Andrew Palmeiro, visit www.bdcconline.net.)