I want to help you understand China and her Church. There is much confusion and many questions persist: Does persecution exist? Can Christians in China worship freely? Is it still necessary to smuggle Bibles? Being outside of China, how can I most effectively pray for and engage in God's work in China? How do the Chinese view life? Many people are confused by these questions and issues. China is like a huge puzzle, with many pieces and moving parts; it's hard to identify all that is happening today in China. There are some people are trying to describe the whole picture, when all they really have are two or three pieces of a 500-piece puzzle. In the book, The Chinese Puzzle, I'll give you the other pieces for a much clearer picture of China and her Church. This is a great book for individual or group study!
Mike Falkenstine is the Founder and President of China Resource Center, (www.ChinaResourceCenter.org) a Christian organization that exists to serve the rapid growth and development of the Church in China through rural Bible Distribution Events, Church Building and Theological Training. China Resource Center also has a heart to clarify Western perceptions of Christianity in China. Mike has nearly 20 years experience ministering to Chinese, including time living in his 'second hometown' of Tianjin. After years of China ministry, he is conversationally fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and is a Chinese history, culture and food aficionado, with a deep heart for the Chinese people. Mike's favorite thing about China, besides his Chinese friends, is the food and likes Taiyuan's noodles and Tianjin's 'Goubuli' dumplings the best. Married to Sherie for 11 years, Mike and his wife have3 children and one Wheaton Terrier. They live in Douglas County, Colorado.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had often wondered about the more curious parts of Chinese culture and the relationship between the Chinese government and its people. After reading this book, most of my questions are now answered. The author does a very good job of explaining everything from Chinese history to how modern day Chinese see their government and their lives. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in China or anyone traveling to China in the future.