Dragon Ride: True Stories of Adventure, Miracles, and Evangelism from China (Paperback)
The first time Doris, an orthodox Buddhist, heard about Jesus, she whispered to Grace, "Don't tell anyone that Jesus died for us. This will be our secret "
Leah, an idol-worshipper, longed to become a Christian, but she was afraid. "If I believe in Jesus, the gods I worship are going to retaliate. They'll hurt me really bad. Is Jesus powerful enough to protect me from them?"
In the kick-off meeting of a discussion group Grace was leading for atheist university students, Carol burst out laughing. "Grace, you can't be serious You actually believe God exists?"
These are some of Grace's Chinese friends you will meet in Dragon Ride. What eventually attracted them to Jesus? How did Grace effectively share the gospel with atheists and people of different faiths?
You will also come to know some of the heroes of the faith:
Twenty-year-old Peter, when threatened with incarceration in a mental institution for his faith, refused to let Grace fight for his release. "If leaving me in the mental institution will further the gospel, then leave me there "
And 19-year-old Hope-the police were interrogating her every few days, pressuring her to disclose Grace and Justin's ministry to university students. With tears in her eyes, Hope told them, "I'll never betray you two, no matter what they do to me "
These 50 true stories will enter you into an exotic world of cross-cultural adventure, danger, and humor. Grace's stories are raw, personal, and edgy, and she openly shares her own spiritual struggles and growth as well as the moral dilemmas she faced.
Dragon Ride will challenge you to reflect on your own life, enrich your walk with the Lord, and embolden your witness to people who seem unreachable, while deepening your understanding of modern-day missions.