Wednesday, November 27, 2013
God's Double Agent - a review
Tens of millions of Christians live in China today, leading double lives to hide from a government that relentlessly persecutes them.
By day, Bob Fu was a teacher in a communist school; by night, he was a preacher in an underground house church network. This edge-of-your-seat book tells the true story of Fu's conversion to Christianity, his arrest and imprisonment for starting an illegal house church, his harrowing escape, and his subsequent rise to prominence in the United States as an advocate for his oppressed brethren.
God's Double Agent will inspire you to boldly proclaim and live out your faith in a world that is at times indifferent, and at other times murderously hostile, to those who spread the gospel.
It's too easy for us in the west to forget about the rapidly growing but persecuted church in China. The story of Bob Fu's childhood, his conversion to Christianity, his romance with his wife Heidi, his work as a preacher, his imprisonment, and his escape from China provides a wealth of fascinating information about Chinese culture, Communism, and the role of Christians in a hostile nation. But more than that, it's interesting! God's Double Agent is an intensely readable story that captured my attention better than many novels do.
Recommended for any Christian, particularly those wanting to know more about Chinese culture and persecution.
My rating: 9 out of 10
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerBooks, a division of Baker Publishing Group"