China Book of Martys

ISBN 978 1909281 38 7
688 pages.
Published 2/10/2014



The story of the church in China through a comprehensive account of all who have been martyred in that country for their faith in Christ. It is estimated that since the Nestorians first introduced the gospel to China in the seventh century an estimated 250,000 Christians have died for their faith. And since 1900, more Christians have been killed for Christ in China than in all other countries of the world combined. China’s martyrs have included some well-known names, such as John and Betty Stam, Eric Liddell, whose life was celebrated in the film Chariots of Fire, and Watchman Nee. But the great majority of China’s martyrs have been unsung heroes of the Christian faith: simple men and women, boys and girls who when tested ‘did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death’ (Rev 12:10-11).

Paul Hattaway has served as a missionary in China for over thirty years, gradually gaining the trust of Christian leaders throughout the country. He is the author of numerous books, and is the founder and director of the mission agency Asia Harvest.

“I strongly believe this book is not only a gift to the people of China, but will inspire Christians of this generation everywhere to obey God’s call, to serve with a willing heart and to lay down our lives so that the Great Commission might be completed and the gospel may reach everyone who has yet to know Jesus, the risen Saviour.” Brother Yun,

‘The Heavenly Man’ “As you read about China’s Christian martyrs, you will meet hundreds of brothers and sisters who laid down their lives for the kingdom of God. It will change your life!” Brother David, author of God’s Smuggler to China “

In China’s Book of Martyrs, Paul Hattaway carefully and masterfully details an anthology of China’s martyrs from the first recorded arrival of missionaries in AD 635. You will be sobered, saddened and perhaps even angered at times … And you will celebrate as you read of their relentless courage to stand for Jesus in the face of imprisonment, torture and death.”
The Voice of the Martyrs USA

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