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God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

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Author: Liao YiwuBrand: Kuperard (London)Edition: ReprintBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 256Release Date: 04-09-2012Details: Product Description Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu the once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of The Corpse Walker profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the burgeoning underground world...

Author: Liao Yiwu

Brand: Kuperard (London)

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 04-09-2012

Details: Product Description Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu the once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of The Corpse Walker profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the burgeoning underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially atheistic state of Communist China. A luminous writer, and not a Christian himself, Yiwu offers a uniquely objective and insightful perspective on the position Christians occupy in mainland China, in a book that readers of Philip Jenkins The Lost History of Christianity as well as Peter Hessler s Country Driving will not want to miss. Review "Beginning with a 100-year-old nun and ending with a recovering slacker, . . . the voices of individual believers are lively and immediate. . . . Though Liao's subjects claim to have no interest in politics, the question of political change in China is the subtext ."-- Wall Street Journal "The heartbreaking tales of persecution and spiritual fervor speak for themselves."-- Kirkus Reviews "There is the authorized version of life in China propagated by the Communist Party, and then there is the unauthorized version. Liao Yiwu is one of the foremost authors of the latter, for which he has paid a steep price."-- Wall Street Journal " God Is Red offers a deeply impressive series of vignettes of the Christian experience [in China], including unforgettable stories of individuals' courage in the face of excruciating suffering. The book is at once heartbreaking and profoundly stirring."--Christian Century "There are incredible tales of perseverance during times of intense persecution. . . . In these interviews, a picture of the resilience and elasticity of Christianity in China emerges, and it becomes clear that Christianity remains a powerful force for the poor in China."--Los Angeles Review of Books "A leading Chinese writer [provides] an insider's look at the surging interest in Christianity within the world's most populous nation . . . a journalistic chronicle of how Christians survived the repressive Mao era as well as a glimpse into why their numbers are rising."--Christian Science Monitor "A subtle and sober account by one of the foremost banned writers of contemporary China. An irresistible read, pulsating with humanity."--Lian Xi, author of Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China "Every so often, you come across a narrative of courage under suffering that is so well reported, so restrained and sensitive in its intelligence, that you are momentarily altered by the experience. . . . God Is Red is a powerful account of Chinese Christians' perseverance."--Christianity Today "God Is Red is the most wonderfully surprising report on the church in China I've seen, and Liao Yiwu is the best literary guide since Vergil."--John Wilson, Editor, Books & Culture "If you want to read one book that sums up the glory of the Christian witness under persecution and the tragic 20th-century story of China's Christians, read God Is Red. Brilliant and immensely moving, it will, if anything can, inject new backbone into your own Christian life."--Christianity Today From the Back Cover 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 beati

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Languages: English

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