God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

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Harper Collins, 2011年9月13日 - 256 頁

When journalist Liao Yiwu first stumbled upon a vibrant Christian community in the officially secular China, he knew little about Christianity. In fact, he'd been taught that religion was evil, and that those who believed in it were deluded, cultists, or imperialist spies. But as a writer whose work has been banned in China and has even landed him in jail, Liao felt a kinship with Chinese Christians in their unwavering commitment to the freedom of expression and to finding meaning in a tumultuous society.

Unwilling to let his nation lose memory of its past or deny its present, Liao set out to document the untold stories of brave believers whose totalitarian government could not break their faith in God, including:

  • The over-100-year-old nun who persevered in spite of beatings, famine, and decades of physical labor, and still fights for the rightful return of church land seized by the government
  • The surgeon who gave up a lucrative Communist hospital administrator position to treat villagers for free in the remote, mountainous regions of southwestern China
  • The Protestant minister, now memorialized in London's Westminster Abbey, who was executed during the Cultural Revolution as "an incorrigible counterrevolutionary"

This ultimately triumphant tale of a vibrant church thriving against all odds serves as both a powerful conversation about politics and spirituality and a moving tribute to China's valiant shepherds of faith, who prove that a totalitarian government cannot control what is in people's hearts.

 

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用戶評語  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Wow! Powerful stuff, here. Liao is not a Christian, he’s a Chinese rebel. That is, he’s a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned and his works have been banned. Says Liao, “I ... 閱讀評論全文

among the most powerful books Ive read this decade

用戶評語  - juliea - Christianbook.com

If you ever have a day when you feel your life is hard, pick up this book and read a chapter. If you ever have a day when you don't feel too great about America, pick up this book and read a chapter ... 閱讀評論全文

內容

The Cemetery
3
The Old Nun
11
The Tibetan
29
The Elder I
39
The Episcopalian
51
The Cancer Patient
57
The Fellowship
69
Part II
79
The Feast
139
Part III
147
The Secret Visit
149
The Underground Minister
157
The Poet and the Priest
181
The Blind Musician
197
The Orphanage
207
The New Convert
213

The Martyr
97
The Elder II
117
The Yi Minister
127
Acknowledgments
227
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Liao Yiwu is a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned and his works have been banned. He is the author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up and a forthcoming memoir. In 2011, Liao dramatically escaped from China and now splits his time between the United States and Germany.

Wenguang Huang is a writer, journalist, and translator whose articles and translations have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Chicago Tribune, and The Paris Review. He is also the author of The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir.

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