Zhejiang: The Jerusalem of China - The China Chronicles by Paul Hattaway and published by SPCK Publishing.
'In one six-week period in November and December, more than 400 church buildings were bulldozed to the ground ...' Zhejiang, a prosperous eastern province, is home to the highest percentage of Christians in China. This volume describes how God established His kingdom there, using a one-legged Scotsman to bring the gospel to the large city of Wenzhou, which today contains so many churches it has earned the nickname 'the Jerusalem of China'.
The Church in Zhejiang was called to make great sacrifices during the Cultural Revolution, when from just one city 50 church leaders were sent to prison, 49 of whom died for their faith. The Communists earmarked Zhejiang as a 'religion-free zone' in the 1950s and 1960s, yet to the glory of God, Jesus Christ is worshipped today by more than 13 million people throughout the province. This is the third volume in The China Chronicles, which tells the modern history of the Church in China. The series is designed to inform the wider world of the astonishing work of the Holy Spirit in China.