Salt and Light, Volume 1
Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern China
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"I highly recommend this collection of succinct, deftly drawn portraits of Chinese Christians, whose lives made a difference. The editors and authors are sympathetic to their subjects but also realistic in their evaluation. Historians of modern China, and many in Chinese Christian communities worldwide, will enjoy and profit from learning about these ten laypersons who contributed much to the Kingdom of God and to the society in which they lived."
--Daniel H. Bays, Professor of History and head of the Asian Studies Program, Calvin College
"Recovering the lost narratives of ten remarkable Chinese Christians tells us that Christianity in China is profoundly and thoroughly Chinese. These impressive stories so aptly show that the modern-era migration of Christian faith, in contrast to earlier Chinese appropriations since the seventh century, sank roots deep into the cultural soil of China. How this occurred, in each case, is an achievement to be celebrated. This is a wonderful project."
--Robert Eric Frykenberg, Professor Emeritus of History and South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Salt and Light is a scrupulous and moving work that presents the human face of China's emergence in the world, showing how China's great human assets bear the imprint of deep encounter with the West. It is impossible to overestimate the long-term value of that encounter, and there is no question that such encounter will impact China's international outlook. This book shows why China will take its bearings from the historical memories of complex relations with the West as it emerges as a major world power in the near future."
--Lamin O. Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale Divinity School