An unreported tectonic shift is happening in global politics--and it's driven by religion.
Within the next thirty years, one-third of China's population could be Christian, making China one of the largest Christian nations in the world. These Christians could also be China's leaders, guiding the largest economy in the world.
What is happening in China is what happened to the Roman Empire nearly two millennia ago--a great power transforming itself. The results could be astonishing.
Veteran reporter David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief for Time magazine, takes you inside this revolution to reveal some shocking facts. In Jesus in Beijing, you'll learn:
*Why China might be America's next ally against radical Islam
*Why the Chinese believe that Christianity is crucial to the rise of the West--and of China
*Why fierce anti-Christian persecution and covert government encouragement exist side by side in China
*Why Chinese Christians see themselves as allies of the United States--and of Israel
*How the Christian underground has spread--and won over key members of the Chinese Communist Party
*The impact of a Christianizing China on global Christendom at large
In Jesus in Beijing, David Aikman recounts the fascinating story of how Christianity began in China (even predating Francis Xavier and the Jesuits), and the bloody anti-Christian persecutions (especially under the Communists), the revival of an underground Christian movement led by brave men and women risking death, and the flowering of Christianity today--though still under persecution.
While China's Communist rulers hope to reap the social and economic benefits of Christianity without losing power, as David Aikman so provocatively points out, the Chinese dragon might just be tamed by the Christian Lamb. Few books change the way a reader views the world. Jesus in Beijing is one of those books.
Great read; Aikman is a reporter who personally interviewed Chinese members of the church, Catholic, Protestant, and those in the official Three-Self Patriotic Movement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. S. Kirton
Fascinating history of the spread of Christianity in China. Aikman has a unique perspective because of the many contacts he made during his years there working and traveling as a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catherine C. Wright
Written to let us know how God is transforming China, Jesus died to redeem all people and to create a new life in all people and we can rejoice in Gods story seen through the eyes... Read morePublished 4 months ago by James T. Smith
Required purchase as text book for college course. Interesting, informative, and great support for contextualization in cross-cultural Christian missions work.Published 10 months ago by Laura L. Galland
Very good book. I am interested in China & religion primarily b/c I have one soon to be two children adopted from China, both special needs adoptions). Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book provides a helpful and informative overview of the current state of Christianity in China. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matthew W. Hanna
Very concise, based on the author's extensive coverage of China over a period of years. A sympathetic account of the growth of house churches in China. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lloyd Meyer
Sometimes we forget in our cushy living rooms that the rest of the world is out there. This book gives a great history of the development of the Christian church in china.Published 14 months ago by Roberta Rogers