About the Book
Welcome to China, a nation whose land mass is almost the size of Canada and is home to one-fifth of the world’s population. In Nebuchadnezzer’s time, the ancient city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province was the capital of China and the largest city in the world. During the time of explorer Marco Polo, Xi’an was brought to the attention of the outside world. The “Silk Road” carried China’s precious silk to Rome, Constantinople and Jerusalem. It also carried Islam, Buddhism and Christianity into China. Today it attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.
This first volume represents a small number of children in China. Think of each as representing people groups who have few Christians – unreached with the Good News. I would like to challenge you to simply pray through this book of images.
China’s 1.3 billion people are composed of 56 officially different people groups. The Han majority dominate all aspects of China’s social, political and religious life.
Each of the 55 minorities have their own unique culture and many have their own language. Some have limited autonomy in special regions of Western China. They are exempt from the ‘one-child’ policy, and are free to practice their Muslim and Buddhist beliefs. Many in the minority groups have not had an opportunity to hear of Jesus' love and respond to his forgiveness. Several of the minorities are represented in this book.