Book Reviews

Book Reviews

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.

Book Reviews

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.

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In Drawing Plain People, He Draws the Face of God

A Book Review

Using a conversation format, the life experiences and oil painting of Yang Feiyun, head of the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, are explored. 

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Sino-African Relations and International Contexts

The authors provide a brief history of Sino-African relations and international contexts to give readers a deeper understanding of the evolution of China’s engagement with Africa and modern Sino-African relations.

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When a Celebrity Pastor Falls, Will There Be Apostates?

A Book Review

This novel, in Chinese, is based on the life of Watchman Nee. It looks at his complex relationships as well as his thinking and that of those around him.

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Red, Black, and Gray

Mapping Religion in China

This atlas provides a detailed examination of the religious landscape in China. In addition to its helpful maps, it includes detailed descriptions and analysis along with photographs depicting the religious life of China.

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Teaching with Christian Values

After reviewing each of the three parts of this book, Ms. Jones suggests that while it would be beneficial for anyone, this book will be especially useful for people heading to a foreign country to teach and for those preparing them for this.

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Be Amazed, Encouraged, and Challenged for Under $10

A Book Review

This concise volume on the life of Morrison challenges with the description of the difficulties he overcame and the prolific amount of translation work he achieved.

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The Shaping of Christianity in China Today

A Book Review

Two book reviews provide Eastern (WANG Jun ) and Western (Richard Cook) perspectives on Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China by Li Ma and Jin Li in which the responses to faith by Chinese Christians in mainland China since 1949 are explored through many interviews.

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Invisible Planets

Further Reflections

Contextualization and worldview are partners. Chinese science fiction allows us to see Chinese worldviews that are often not easily observed in everyday life.