Author: Chan Kei Thong
Available in Simplified Chinese and English!
The burgeoning growth of the church in China is one of the startling trends in Christendom in the 21st century. Now comes the even more startling revelation that Chinese Christians are embracing a religion that Western missionaries have tried for hundreds of years to plant on Chinese soil. Rather, the Chinese are rediscovering a God who has been a constant presence in their history and culture for more than four millennia.
From study of the most ancient Chinese historical texts, the authors establish that the earliest Chinese form of worship was of a monotheistic God recognizable by His attributes as the same God, Yahweh of the Old Testament, worshipped by Jews and Christians. This God, known as Shang Di, is the one for Whom the famed Temple of Heaven in Beijing was built.
Faith of Our Fathers is an important book that reaches a broad audience with these surprising new insights. For the China novice or student of Chinese culture, the book gives painless access to an understanding of the world's oldest living civilization along with valuable new perspectives on the long history of China and why it remains today one of the world's oldest living civilizations. For the world Christian, Faith of Our Fathers provides compelling new material to use in bringing the saving message of the Gospel to the world's most populous nation and an encouraging new perspective of God's relationship to all the peoples of the world. Perhaps most significantly, to those of Chinese descent, Faith of Our Fathers reveals that God did not turn His back on the world's largest people group. He was present and active at the genesis of their culture and has left His "fingerprints" throughout the history of this great civilization, always and ever calling its people to Himself.
China Publishing Group