God Is Red: The Secret Story Of How Christianity Survived And Flourished In Communist China

Paperback | September 4, 2012

byLiao Yiwu

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In God is Red, Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu—once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs and The Corpse Walker—profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially atheistic state of Communist China. Liao felt a kinship with Chinese Christians in their unwavering commitment to the freedom of expression and to finding meaning in a tumultuous society, even though he is not a Christian himself. This is a fascinating tale of otherwise unknown personalities thriving against all odds. God is Red will resonate with readers of Phillip Jenkins' The Lost History of Christianity and Peter Hessler's Country Driving.

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In God is Red, Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu—once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs and The Corpse Walker—profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the of...

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When journalist Liao Yiwu first stumbled upon a vibrant Christian community in the officially secular China, he knew little about Christianity. In fact, he'd been taught that religion was evil, and that those who believed in it were deluded, cultists, or imperialist spies. But as a writer whose work has been banned in China and has eve...

Liao Yiwu is a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned and his works have been banned. He is the author ofThe Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Upand a forthcoming memoir. In 2011, Liao dramatically escaped from China and now splits his time between the United States and Germany.Wenguang Hua...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006207847X

ISBN - 13:9780062078476

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God Is Red offers a deeply impressive series of vignettes of the Christian experience [in China], including unforgettable stories of individuals’ courage in the face of excruciating suffering. The book is at once heartbreaking and profoundly stirring.”