What would you give up for the gospel? Though raised to follow the party line, Zhen-Li marries a Christian---and adopts his faith. When she becomes pregnant for the second time, her family has her kidnapped and the baby aborted. Will Zhen-Li live up to her name---"Truth"---and stand for Christ, no matter the consequences?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: New Hope Publishers Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X .8 (inches) ISBN-13: 9781596692794 Availability: In Stock Series:Extreme Devotion
A young Chinese woman, Zhen-Li--raised to observe the party line, including its one-child-per-family doctrine--falls in love with and marries a Christian, and adopts his faith. Though the couple downplays their Christianity in an effort to survive, Zhen-Li's family is appalled, and she and her husband are ostracized. When she becomes pregnant for the second time and refuses to have an abortion, the persecution begins in earnest. Zhen-Li's parents, under pressure from the government, pay to have Zhen-Li kidnapped and the baby aborted. It is then Zhen-Li decides she must live up to her name--"Truth"--and take a firm stand for her faith, regardless of the consequences, and so she begins to regularly teach children about Zhu Yesu ("Lord Jesus") and to distribute Christian literature every chance she gets. Based loosely on the life of Christian magazine editor Li Ying, currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in China, the story of Yang Zhen-Li tells the desperate tale of her incarceration and separation from her family, as she continues to minister to other prisoners, and even to her guards.