Lives from a Black Tin Box Paperback

Founding of the Church in China and the Power of Prayer

by Prudence Bell, Ronald Clements

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Sacrifice of the pioneers of the church in China and the challenge of living for Christ in a world hostile to the gospel

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Lives from a Black Tin Box

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  • Interested in Missionary History?
  • The lives of men and women in 1900's China resonate to this very day
  • You'll find out how the courage of people following God can change lives

Lives from a Black Tin Box gives you the background to the founding and persistence in prayer of the Christian Church in China - as it was, how it came to be and how it lives and grows today.

This is the story of Prudence Bell's ancestors; the missionaries, Herbert and Elizabeth, who went out to Xinzhou in Shanxi Province, China, and died in the 'Boxer' Rebellion of 1900. This harrowing and inspiring story has an ultimately heartwaming end when Prudence visits the Chinese church of the martyrs in 2006.

Astonishingly, Prudence is welcomed by the 3000 strong church established by her great-grandparents and greeted as an answer to their prayers.

Author Dr. Ronald Clements’ story of prayer and perseverance is an essential read for everyone interested in the Church in China, and an inspiring encouragement for anyone facing the challenges of living for Christ in a hostile world.

Lives from a Black Tin Box by Prudence Bell ;Ronald Clements was published by Authentic Media in September 2014 and is our 1714th best seller. The ISBN for Lives from a Black Tin Box is 9781860249310.

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This is the history of Prudence Bell's family, going back several generations to set the scene for the missionary couple, Herbert and Elizabeth, who went out to Xinzhou, Shanxi Province, China, and were brutally killed in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

It is a thoroughly written historical account,which ends on a high note when Prudence visits the church of the martyrs in 2006, to receive an astonishing welcome, discovering she is the answer to their prayers, and that the church of her great-grandparents has a congregation of over three thousand. Quite harrowing in places, but with an ultimately happy ending, this is an inspiring read for anyone facing the challenges of truly living all-out for Christ in a hostile world.

About the Author:
Dr. Ronald Clements moved with his wife, Anne, and young daughters to China in 1986, where he lectured in civil engineering at a university in Fujian Province until 1996. Ronald is now a full-time writer and researcher in Britain.

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“A vividly told and deeply moving story of love, witness and martyrdom” – Archbishop Rowan Williams.

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Details for Lives from a Black Tin Box

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAuthentic Media (September 2014)
EditionUK ed.
Number of Pages280
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4282146
Page last updated 29th December 2018
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