The Rushing on of the Purposes of God
Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This book is not just an outstanding achievement in the study of the regional history of Christianity in China but also a significant contribution to our understanding of national dynamics of Christianity in modern China. Its combination of historical narrative and theological concern makes it a great reading for a wide range of readership."
--Kevin Xiyi Yao, ThD, Associate Professor of World Christianity and Asian Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"The story of the early missionary work in the province of Shanxi, coupled with the emergence and subsequent growth of the indigenous church, is truly one of the most remarkable stories of God's 'Rushing Purposes' in China. Andrew Kaiser, like Joshua of old (Joshua 4), has erected a memorial pillar, calling upon us to remember God's amazing work through the indefatigable efforts of foreign missionaries and national Christians alike."
--James Hudson Taylor IV, OMF International, Chinese Ministries
"Andrew Kaiser has given us a study of modern Chinese Christian history in microcosm. I can think of no other book that surveys the Christian history of one Chinese province over such a long period and with impressive attention to recent scholarship. Missionaries such as Timothy Richard or Gladys Aylward, Chinese church leaders such as Gao Daling, the tumultuous Boxer Rising and the Cultural Revolution, and the recent growth of the church in Shanxi--all find their place in this fascinating volume."
--Brian Stanley, Professor of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh