Jesus in Beijing : how Christianity is transforming China and changing
the global balance of power / David Aikman.
Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade
by National Book Network, 2006, c2003.
Is China America’s Next Great Ally?
An unreported tectonic shift is happening in global politics—and it’s
driven by religion.
Within the next thirty years, one-third of China’s population could be
Christian, making China one of the largest Christian nations in the
world. And these Christians could also be China’s leaders, guiding the
largest economy in the world.
What is happening in China, is what happened to the Roman Empire
nearly two millennia ago. The results could be astonishing.
Veteran reporter David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief for Time
magazine takes you inside this revolution to reveal some shocking
In Jesus in Beijing, you’ll learn:
Why China might be America’s next ally against radical Islam
Why the Chinese believe that Christianity is crucial to the rise of
the West—and of China
Why fierce anti-Christian persecution and covert government
encouragement exist side-by-side in China
Why Chinese Christians see themselves as allies of the United States—
and of Israel
How the Christian underground has spread—and won over key members of
the Chinese Communist Party
The impact of a Christianizing China on global Christianity at large
In Jesus in Beijing, David Aikman recounts the fascinating story of
how Christianity began in China (even predating Francis Xavier and the
Jesuits), the bloody anti-Christian persecutions (especially under the
Communists), the revival of an underground Christian movement led by
brave men and women risking death, and the flowering of Christianity—
though still under persecution—today with the result that China is
actually producing missionaries to the world.
While China’s Communist rulers hope to reap the social and economic
benefits of Christianity without losing power, as David Aikman so
provocatively points out, the Chinese dragon just might be tamed by
the Christian Lamb. Few books change the way a reader views the world.
Jesus in Beijing is one of those books.