Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Are Christians In China Still Persecuted?

China has been under the worlds eyes recently and Randy Alcorn has a good post on his blog Eternal Perspectives about what is really going on in China right now in regards to the persecution of Christians. It's worth a couple minuets of your time to read it and stay informed.

"China Aid (http://www.chinaaid.org/), Asia Harvest (http://www.asiaharvest.org/), and Voice of the Martyrs (http://www.persecution.com/) provide current information about persecution in China. I encourage you to stay informed about—and to intercede for—our Chinese brothers and sisters. While we should rejoice that persecution has lessened significantly in some places, let’s be careful not to perpetuate the lie that Christians are no longer persecuted in China." From Randy Alcorn's blog.

I know some of you have read this book. I've read it as well and got a new perspective, awareness and compassion for the Christians in China. And if you don't like to read, you can get it as an audio book. =)

Here is peek at Safely Home:

"Is this the day I die? Li Quan's father had taught him from childhood to ask this question every day. He told young Quan, "one day the answer will be yes, and on that day you must be ready."

Quan stiffened at the shout behind him. The voice rang with the authority of the Gong An Ju, the Public Security Bureau. "You meet in the night like the criminals you are. How dare you defy the law? In three minutes," Scarbrow said matter-of-factly, "we will shoot every man and woman—and child—who does not declare himself loyal to the people rather than the gweilos, foreign devils."

Quan, Ming and Shen clasped each other's hands. Quan breathed deeply and braced himself.

"Surely this is the day."

American business executive Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant old college roommate is facing in China. After 20 years he expects to pick up where they left off. But when they're reunited in China, the men are shocked at what they discover about each other. The paths they've walked have shaped their lives and loyalties in radically different ways.

Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, watched by unseen eyes, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations...and two worlds."

All royalties received by the author and cover artist will be donated to help the persecuted church around the world.

Bibles Unbound (A Ministry of Voice of the Martyrs)


Becky K. said...

It is an excellent book. I highly recommend it.

Great post, Melissa!

Becky K.

Ashlee Joann said...

when do you find all this time to do all this research?! very cool!

Crystal said...

So glad you posted all this info! Very informative! I enjoyed the audio version of Safely Home. I also highly recommend it!!!!