HENAN: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in History (book 5)

ISBN 978 1909281 78 3
368 pages.
Published NEW 30/4/2021

£6.99 - £14.99

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Be careful before starting to read any of Hattaway’s works: You may not be able to put the book down! His energetic, vivid, and fast-moving narratives carry you along. Backed by careful research and supported by notes when necessary, his telling of God’s mighty acts among the Chinese never fails to grip the reader with its drama, pathos, and sheer magnitude, reflecting both the long history and great diversity of this nation and its peoples. (Global China Center. G Wright Doyle)

In The China Chronicles, Paul Hattaway draws on more than 30 years’ experience in China and numerous interviews with church leaders to provide insight into how the Living God brought about the largest revival in the history of Christianity. With more than 18 million believers – the largest number in any province in China – Henan has emerged as the Christian heart and soul of the world’s most populated country. In this book, the fifth in the series, Hattaway records the many attempts to reach the people of Henan with the gospel.

The China Chronicles

Paul Hattaway, a native New Zealander, has served the Church in Asia for most of his life. He is an expert on the Chinese Church, and author of Operation China, the Revival in China series: Shandong; Guizhou; Zhejiang; and Tibet, and many other books. He and his wife Joy are the founders of Asia Harvest (), which supports thousands of indigenous missionaries and has provided millions of Bibles to spiritually hungry Christians throughout Asia.

Of earlier volumes in the series:

Well-researched … Hattaway’s knowledge of the Chinese Church is encyclopedic … this book is wonderfully challenging. — Patrick Forbes ― Christianity magazine

A welcome contribution … an exciting, whistlestop tour of 150 years of Christian revival and miracles in Shandong Province … there is no shortage of inspiring lives and events. — Lawrence Braschi ― Church Times

Foreword by Moses Xie ix

Reaction from Christians in China x

The China Chronicles overview xiii

Note to the reader xvii

Introduction 1

The Jews of Henan 9

Early Christians in Henan 17

1870s and 1880s 23

1890s 38

1900s 45

Jonathan Goforth 55

1910s 71

1920s 85

Marie Monsen 99

1930s 117

1940s and 1950s 128

1960s and 1970s 136

The Born-Again Movement 155

1980s 179

The Nanyang Church 198

The China Gospel Fellowship 218

1990s 235

The Fangcheng Church 252

2000s 279

2010s 291

The future of the Church in Henan 302


Table of Evangelical Christians in Henan (1875–2020) 305

Map of Christians in Henan 307

Map of China’s Christians 308

A survey of Christians in China 309

Table of Christians in Henan 312

Notes 318

Selected bibliography 337

Contact details 344