Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Chinese Missionaries and the Care Gap—How to Help

China’s Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations: A Groundbreaking Survey by Tabor Laughlin‎ explores factors that contribute to Chinese missionaries’ ability to build relationships cross-culturally and the extent to which their experiences contribute to their retention on the mission field.

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Exploring New Zealand’s Rich Christian Heritage

Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the Māori—A New Perspective: A Book Review

Bible & Treaty tells the story of how the gospel first came to the Māori and details the rich Christian heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand. In addition, it is a story that resonates with the story of mission in China and elsewhere.

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The Factory, the Family, the Future

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: A Book Review

Samuels summarizes each chapter of the book, highlighting the many difficult choices migrant workers must face. The author shows them in their full humanity, helping the reader relate to the struggles of migrant workers.

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Theoretical Theology with Practical Application

A Book Review

Originally written in Dutch in the 1600s, this major work of Reformed theology combines theoretical theology with practical application and is presented with warm pastoral affection for the reader. It has been available in Chinese since 2013.

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Chinese Students Return Home—To What?

Bieler shines a spotlight on the reception experienced by Chinese students as they settled back into their home locations. The story of these students educated in the US between 1850 and 1930 and the difficulties they faced is aptly and entertainingly told in this book.

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Campus Ministry in Pre-1949 China

A Book Review.

This brief volume covers David Adeney’s involvement in student ministry as well as events that occurred during that turbulent time in China—the backdrop of WWII, civil war, and the communist takeover.

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Poetry in Blood

A Book Review

Lian Xi recounts the story of a Chinese, Christian, political dissident during the Mao era. Imprisoned, tortured, and then executed in 1968 at the height of the Cultural Revolution, Lin Zhao wrote from prison using her own blood. The author draws on these writings as well as a wide range of interviews to tell her story.

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America for Americans

A Book Review

In her book, Lee examines the ways xenophobia manifests itself, and how it has been directed at specific groups of immigrants throughout American history. From the pre-Revolutionary War period to the Muslim Ban of 2017, this book points out that the fear of foreigners manifests contemporary social, political, and economic anxieties.

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Understanding World Christianity: China

A Book Review

Part of the World Christianity Series being produced by Fortress Press, this 2019 publication provides both a panoramic view and thoughtful analysis of many key issues in Chinese Christianity today.

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Encountering China

A Book Review

Cook reviews this recent volume about the first half of Timothy Richard’s career and evaluates the book’s content and approach.