GUIZHOU: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in history (book 2)
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Guizhou, which means ‘Precious State’, is home to more than 80 distinct tribes among the province’s 35 million people. God has powerfully reached several of these groups, but others still wait to hear of the Saviour of the world.
Guizhou includes many vivid brief biographies of the extraordinary people who have been part of this remarkable story, along with dozens of unique photographs, painstakingly collected by the author over years.
This is the second volume in the China Chronicles, which tells the modern history of the Church in China. Each history starts with the arrival of the first Evangelical missionaries in a province, and continues to the present day.
Partly because of its explosive growth in recent decades, there is no accurate, readable account of what has happened to the Chinese Church. This series is designed to inform the wider world of the astonishing work of the Spirit in China. The China Chronicles also aim to provide Chinese believers, and members of the immense Chinese diaspora, with some sense of their own roots.
Guizhou: The Precious Province by Paul Hattaway, 2018, is a 254-page paperback plus 16 pages at the front (i-xvi). This book is the second in a series of The China Chronicles: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in History. The Foreword, Preface and The China Chronicles Overview are exactly the same as book one, Shandong: The Revival Province, which is the first in the series, except that the Scripture on page xvi is laid out differently.
The book begins with a good Introduction on the Province of Guizhou which sets the scene before leading into the vast ethnic mix of the Province and the origins of the Miao people groups, many of whom have blonde hair and light skin. The book proceeds to early Christian martyrs and the spread of Christianity over the decades, especially amongst a number of ethnic minority groups. The book includes revivals, mission advance, breakthroughs, disappointment, the spread of communists, martyrs for Christ, torture, kidnapping of missionaries and Chinese Christians and expulsion of foreigners in 1949-1950 under the Communists.
Foreword by Brother Yun ix
Preface by Moses Xie xi
The China Chronicles overview xiii
The mysterious origins of the Miao 17
Early Christian martyrs 22
1870s and 1880s 33
The Hmu 47
The Nosu 131
1950s and 1960s 145
The Bouyei 172
The Dong 204
The future of the Church in Guizhou 222
Evangelical Christians in Guizhou (1877–2020) 226
Map of Christians in Guizhou 228
Map of China’s Christians 229
A survey of Christians in China 230
Table of Christians in Guizhou 233
People groups in Guizhou 236
Selected bibliography 250
Contact details 252