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A Fascinating Peek into Chinese Culture!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 11, 2020
As someone with a passion for missions, I enjoyed this book. My favorite parts of Grace's story was hearing about what life is really like in China as well as reading of her evangelistic efforts and the various approaches she took when ministering to the lost. It was a fascinating peek into Chinese culture! I especially liked that she didn't have a one size fits all approach in her evangelism. There were a lot of interesting stories that kept the book from dragging. She struck me as a brave and authentic person who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions and when finding their hard answers, she isn't afraid to share them, albeit graciously. She and her husband have done an honorable work in a most difficult nation. I pray that God will raise up more like them.
Because the writing could be a bit better, I'd give it 3.5 stars.
A memorable quote from the author -
“Falling in love, where you only imagine what the person is like, now that’s wishful thinking. You think the person is just what you imagined him to be, but you’re not actually connecting with a real person. Really knowing someone is completely different—he won’t be just what you imagined, and there will be things you don’t like about him. Also, the relationship can grow deeper. My relationship with God is a real relationship. How do I know? He’s not exactly what I imagined he would be. He’s way beyond what I imagined. Also, I keep getting to know him more deeply. That doesn’t happen with an imagined relationship. In fact, although most things about God I really like, there are some things I don’t like about him and the Bible. If God came out of my imagination, I would like everything about him. So God is not just wishful thinking.”