Synopses & Reviews
Is China Americas Next Great Ally?
An unreported tectonic shift is happening in global politics and its
driven by religion.
Within the next thirty years, one-third of Chinas population could be
Christian, making China one of the largest Christian nations in the world. And
these Christians could also be Chinas 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 facts.
In Jesus in Beijing, youll learn:
- Why China might be Americas 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
- 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
While Chinas 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
"Like the many observers who get carried away speculating about China's economic growth, Aikman proclaims that this spread of Christianity will ultimately change the global balance of power. But one does not have to agree with such a prediction to find much of interest in this book." Foreign Affairs
"In Jesus in Beijing
, David Aikman, a former Time
correspondent in Beijing, chronicles China's embrace of Christianity. Since many Chinese Christian groups are highly secretive, Aikman's book contains a wealth of new and important detail. The numbers touted by Aikman, who clearly believes that this Great Awakening will radically transform China for the better, are awe-inspiring...." Joshua Kurlantzick
(read the entire New Republic review
This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant and its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity and what this change means to the global balance of power.
David Aikman shows in his powerful and inspiring book, events in China will be critical to world religious affairs, and specifically the fate of Christianity. Philip Jenkins
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-321) and index.
Politics are being transformed by religion, namely in Chinawithin the next thirty years, one-third of this potential superpower could be Christian.
If this religious transformation occurs, China would be one of the largest Christian nations in the world.
David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief for Time, unveils this spiritual revolution, detailing the impending political-religious conversion of the Peoples Republic of China and potential overthrow of its Communist Party through Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming and Changing the Global Balance of Power.