Three of China’s Mighty Men
Leaders of the Chinese Church Under Persecution
There are many heroes in the Chinese church. Today, humanly speaking, a church there should not even be able to exist – having been stamped upon continually, by the pressure of authorities even before and during the Communist era. Yet today the church is larger than ever – and still growing.
Some of this phenomenon can be attributed to the quality of leadership in the Church. People suffered for their faith, often in brutal and cruel ways, yet God maintained their faith in remarkable ways. While there were many leaders of equally courageous stature in the church, three men have stood out in the 20th century:
* Wang Ming-Dao
* Nee Duo-Sheng (Watchman Nee)
* Yang Shao-Tang (David Yang).
Author Leslie Lyall knew all three as friends and worked with two of them. He brings out their different personalities, analyses the effect they had on the church and compares their views in some key areas. All three worked outside the ‘official’ church, all three knew and respected each other. Their stories are inspiring, terrifying, solemn and joyous. They are an encouragement to us all.
“These brief biographies will powerfully demonstrate the rich heritage with which God has endowed the Chinese Church. A short, highly readable book that will surely whet the appetite to know more.” — CLC Book Review
About the Author
Leslie Theodore Lyall (1905–1996), born and raised in England, became a pioneer missionary in China. He served with the now-famous China Inland Mission and wrote several books chronicling its work, including A Passion for the Impossible; Urgent Harvest; and New Spring in China.