TIBET: Inside the greatest Christian revival in history (book 4)
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This book is believed to be the first attempt to present an overview of all Christian activity in Tibet throughout history.
The Tibetan Plateau is mountainous, inaccessible and vast – three times the land area of the UK, but with only one-tenth of the population. Most Tibetans claim to be Buddhists but, for many, Buddhism is a veneer over older, darker beliefs. The spiritual realm is a daily reality in Tibet. There are only tiny numbers of Tibetan Christians, but the ‘Roof of the World’ has a long and remarkable Christian history. Paul Hattaway recounts the stories of the many courageous, tenacious men and women who have attempted to exalt the Name of Jesus Christ in Tibet, against overwhelming odds and in the face of powerful spiritual forces. This is the fourth volume in The China Chronicles, which tell the modern history of the Church in China.
“Reading this book on Tibet was such an inspiration and encouragement. For the first time was able to read about the Lord’s witness in this most challenging field. This book should be a “must read” for new missionaries and in seminaries with Missions courses. I am already recommending it to a few of my church leadership friends.”
Elijah Gergen, Senior Pastor, Moravian Church, Ladakh, India.
I had only a vague knowledge of Tibet, and of the progress of Christianity there, when I picked up this book. Paul has masterfully documented the amazing history, not only of Christianity, but of the living Jesus, building His church in Tibet, saving lives and doing wonderful things. So many thrilling, miraculous testimonies. This is a compelling read! This book will light a fire in your heart for Jesus.
Foreword by Moses Xie xi
The China Chronicles overview xiii
Nestorians in Tibet 22
Antonio de Andrade and the kingdom of Guge 25
Other early Catholics in Tibet 37
The Moravians 55
Annie Taylor 65
Petrus and Susie Rijnhart 75
William Christie 90
Albert Shelton 118
Sundar Singh—the Apostle with the Bleeding Feet 142
The Jiarong 151
Victor Plymire 164
Frank Learner 194
The story of the Tibetan Bible 214
1960s and 1970s 245
Tenzin Lahkpa 293
The future of the Church in Tibet 302
Map of Christians in the Tibet Autonomous Region 308
Map of China’s Christians 309
Table of Christians in the Tibet Autonomous Region 310
Table of people groups in Greater Tibet 313
Selected bibliography 334
Contact details 337