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View from the Faraway Pagoda: An Australian Missionary in China from The Boxer Rebellion to The Communist Insurgency [NOOK Book]

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This book describes the life and service of an inspiring woman, Sophie Newton, whose desire to serve God led her to the forefront of missionary work in south-east China from 1897 to 1931. She lived through the tumultuous events of the Boxer Rebellion and Nationalist Revolution, as well as warlord conflicts and early communist uprisings.
Sophie spent her life empowering women through establishing schools and training Christian workers, as well ...
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View from the Faraway Pagoda: An Australian Missionary in China from The Boxer Rebellion to The Communist Insurgency

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Overview

This book describes the life and service of an inspiring woman, Sophie Newton, whose desire to serve God led her to the forefront of missionary work in south-east China from 1897 to 1931. She lived through the tumultuous events of the Boxer Rebellion and Nationalist Revolution, as well as warlord conflicts and early communist uprisings.
Sophie spent her life empowering women through establishing schools and training Christian workers, as well as opposing the opium trade and challenging the practices of foot binding and infanticide.
Drawing on a wide range of family journals, personal letters, official records and newspaper reports, this story describes how the conviction, sacrifice and compassion of one single-minded woman can make a real and lasting difference to a community.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987132932
  • Publisher: Acorn Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Robert and Linda Banks have worked in churches, universities and other educational institutions. Robert has taught in history departments and theological colleges and written several award-winning books. Linda has been a teacher, pastor and chaplain. Together they have produced a range of creative Christian resources. They also enjoy visiting and learning about other places and cultures, most recently China.
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