Shandong: Inside the greatest revival in history (book 1)

ISBN 9781909281707
310 pages.
Published 4/4/2021

£6.99 - 14.99

Paperback, Kindle, Epub

Many have heard of the extraordinary explosion of Christianity throughout China in recent decades. Few, however, know how it occurred. Paul Hattaway draws on thirty years’ experience in China and numerous interviews with church leaders to provide insights into how the living God brought about the largest revival in the history of Christianity. In a narrative full of jaw-dropping stories, The China Chronicles documents the acts of the Holy Spirit throughout China, where phenomenal growth has occurred in the furnace of intense persecution. Hattaway starts his account with Shandong Province, which is home to almost one hundred million people. On multiple occasions, God has revived his Church in Shandong by pouring out his Spirit with great power and grace. As a result, Shandong today could be rightfully called ‘China’s Revival Province’.

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 The Heavenly Man, An Asian Harvest, Operation China, Shandong, and many other books. He and his wife Joy are founders of Asia Harvest ( which supports thousands of indigenous missionaries and has provided millions of Bibles to Christians throughout Asia.

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

Paul Hattaway’s new book introducing the history of revivalist Christianity in one of China’s northern provinces is a welcome contribution. — The Revd Lawrence Braschi ― Church Times

Foreword by Brother Yun Preface by Moses Xie

The China Chronicles overview

Introduction ix xi xiii

1860s 11

1870s 27

1880s and 1890s 36

The Boxer Rebellion 49

1900s 59

Lottie Moon 77

1910s 90

1920s 101

Marie Monsen 111

1930s 119

The evangelistic bands 135

1940s 146

The Jesus family 157

1950s 172

1960s 185

1970s 193

1980s 200

1990s 211

2000s 229

2010s 247

The future of the Church in Shandong 258


Graph: Evangelical Christians in Shandong 262

Map of China’s Christians 264

A survey of Christians in China 265

Table of Christians in Shandong 268

Notes 273

Selected bibliography 290

Contact details 294