Books

Here you will find information about books written by the ChinaSource team and contributors.

ChinaSource Team

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The Bells Are Not Silent

Stories of Church Bells in China

When Joann discovered a 150-year-old American bell hanging in a church in southwest China, she knew there was a story to tell. This book is a collection of stories about this and other bells from France, Germany, Russia and the United States. But more importantly, they are stories of God’s faithfulness to his church in China.

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Wherever You Go

A Conversation about Life, Faith, and Courage

Strangers Corrie Lee and Keiko Suzuki have just graduated from university and moved to China to start their first jobs. Corrie believes that God has called her there, while Keiko is in it for the work experience. No matter the reason, life in China quickly becomes about more than just that.

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China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden

Studies in Chinese Christianity Series

China's Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden looks at how massive urbanization is redrawing not only the geographic and social landscape of China, but in the process is transforming China's growing church as well. 

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Survival Chinese Lessons

This book contains 15 short lessons designed to give you just enough language learning to help you function in very basic situations. This is a must for travelers or those who are going to live in China and are looking for a way to get some of the basics. 

ChinaSource Contributors

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Encountering China: The Evolution of Timothy Richard’s Missionary Thought (1870–1891)

Welsh Baptist missionary to China Timothy Richard (1845-1919) was once widely regarded as "one of the greatest missionaries whom any branch of the Church, whether Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, or Protestant, has sent to China." Today, few have heard of Richard and his remarkable lifetime of ministry in China.

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Reading Romans through Eastern Eyes

Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission

Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In addition, he adds his voice to the scholarship engaging the values of honor and shame in particular and their influence on biblical interpretation.

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通往阿斯兰的国度

C.S.路易斯《纳尼亚传奇》导读

A theological guide to C.S.Lewis’s Narnia series in the Chinese language.

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The Chinese Exodus

Migration, Urbanism and Alienation in Contemporary China

A sociological analysis as well as a theological discussion of China’s internal migration since the marketization reform in 1978.

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One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization

The Bible tells us what to believe—the gospel. It also shows how to contextualize the gospel? In One Gospel for All Nations, Jackson Wu explains practically why we must not choose between the Bible and culture highlights implications for both missionaries and theologians. Contextualization should be practical, not pragmatic; theological, not theoretical.

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Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame

EMS Dissertation Series

Years ago, the author had a startling realization. Theologians and pastors have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because he was living in East Asia, it also dawned on the author that this sort of talk about God’s glory, praising Him, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame. 

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Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China

Studies in Chinese Christianity Series

Selected by the International Bulletin of Mission Research as one of the ten outstanding books of 2017 for Missions Studies, this sociological portrait presents how Chinese Christians have coped with life under a hostile regime over a span of different historical periods, and how Christian churches as collective entities have been reshaped by ripples of social change. 

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China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society provides a much-needed starting point for piecing together the many parts of the complex puzzle that is China. This rich volume bridges geography, culture, politics, and beliefs to present a nuanced picture of a nation that is often misunderstood by those seeking to view it through a Western lens.

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Becoming Native to Win the Natives

Cross-Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men

Becoming Native to Win the Natives first looks at how we are to imitate Christ's love and humility to effectively love those to whom we are ministering. The book then covers many specific aspects of life abroad and how we can better live like the locals in many areas so that some may be saved.

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Voices from the Past

This book makes it possible for today's Christians to benefit from the past experience of these missionary giants, such as Hudson Taylor, Timothy Richard, John Nevius, and William Milne. , Each of the included thirty quotations addresses a different aspect of cross-cultural missions in China.