Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Stuggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens - revised and updated  -     By: Jackie Pullinger
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Inside of Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story exactly as it happened.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Regal
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0830743820
ISBN-13: 9780830743827
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Ages: 12-15

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Inside of Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story exactly as it happened. Equally amazing has been the reach of this ministry, now detailed in this updated and revised edition. From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Thailand and beyond, the ministry that started with Jackie and her friends taking people in to live and care for them has continued and developed to form the present St. Stephen’s Society. Readers will be inspired by this tale of trust and loving as Jesus would.

 

Author Bio

JACKIE PULLINGER has been founder and director of St. Stephen’s Society, Hong Kong, since 1966. Though the Society began and continues to grow in Hong Kong, it also serves in countries surrounding Hong Kong, as well as the Philippines and Thailand.

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A Christian catch phrase of fairly recent origin is ‘wild heart.’ It may be recent, but it describes Christians of all centuries. Chasing the Dragon was originally written in 1980, centering around events starting late in the 60s. It tells of a Christian who has followed in the ancient tracks of all those wild-hearted Christians who plunged into what seemed insanity, thereby letting God make great advances.
Jackie Pullinger had only ever been sure of one thing: when God calls, she follows. In her early twenties, she followed Him into the squalor found in Hong Kong’s Walled City, an area of drug addiction, prostitution, murderous gangs, and hopelessness. Fearing the Lord would return before she could do any work for Him, Pullinger left England with a one-way ticket, a small sum of money, and no mission group backing her. She didn’t know where God was calling her, but she managed to stumble into the Walled City via some other dedicated Christians. She set spiritual fire to the place.
A charismatic Christian, Pullinger witnessed, helped, befriended, loved with Christ’s love, and made mistakes—ineptly on her part, exactly right on God’s. And miracles happened. Drug addicts came to Jesus and were released from their addiction. Gang members and leaders thought Pullinger was crazy, but grew to love her and her Lord. These converts had nowhere to go but back into the Walled City and the opium dens in which they worked and slept. Pullinger and a small coterie of helpers, including some of the converted Walled City people, started the St. Stephen’s Society to help, house, teach, and lead. The many problems, depths of degradation, interference, and totally new ways faced by Pullinger boggle the mind. She solved them all the same way, by looking to the Lord and doing whatever was needed, no matter how weird, wild, or wonderful.
Pullinger follows in the footsteps of some other exciting Christian women. If you’ve read about Chinese missions prior to WWII, you’ve met the some. Most of them were Chinese, some from missionary countries, yet all of them were going out on foot in dangerous places to present the word, to love the people, and to live however the Lord directed. Perhaps you’ve read of Gladys Aylward, The Little Woman, who, with nothing in hand, left England before WWII and went to China to live for her Lord. Gladys Aylward and her more modern sister Jackie Pullinger are both wild hearts for God working among the Chinese peoples.
Chasing the Dragon is an exciting and challenging book. Beware: it is dangerous to your complacent Christian life style. Don’t read it if you don’t want to be set on fire for the Lord and have the use of your spiritual gifts thoroughly challenged. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

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  1. HKbound
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    A testimony of God's faithfulness!
    May 29, 2013
    HKbound
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    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
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    What an inspiration it is to read of the adventures and accomplishments of one young woman, sold out to Jesus! Through her unselfish giving and her complete dependence on the Holy Spirit, God has changed the lives of thousands of people who were chained by sin and addiction. It's impossible to read this book and walk away unchanged. Jackie's candor and humility remind us all of our call to drastic discipleship!
  2. Judith Coleman
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Power of God is evidenced in Jackie Pullinger.
    February 15, 2013
    Judith Coleman
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
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    The miraculous evidence of the power of God's Holy Spirit in Jackie Pullinger's life and work with the needy in Hong Cong, is the best inspiration to all God's people to seek the Spirit's indwelling to enable us to also do God's Will on earth!
  3. Abel Kaiahua
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    Sure to Bless the reader.
    June 4, 2012
    Abel Kaiahua
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    A detailed and inspiring story of an amazing woman armed with her trust in God to minister to the addicted, prostitutes, and the low life's in the Chinese society of the infamous Walled City of Hong Kong. The conversion of these people as it happened as well. An Inspiring account that also blesses the reader.
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    Tiqvah
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    For truth to close to the bone, read this chilling truth, about a girl, stepping like Peter out of a boat, in faith......and experience what happens when you realise Jesus is your only hope!
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    Pamela Barrett
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    Christians like Jackie Pullinger remind us that with God nothing is impossible. This book is a treasure, her story inspiring and yes, it is hard to read about the type of depravity that existed in the Walled City, but Jesus died for the drug addict and the prostitute too. Her story is valuable because drug addiction is still rampant in the walled city of our neighborhoods and we are the ones to give the message that set the captives free.
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