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From Tortoise Hill

£19.99

Product description

"Mary Sheaff's record of her family's work in Central China over nearly 70 years is set against the backdrop of turbulent times. Patient research in the Methodist Missionary archives complements her family records and memories, which include her father's recollection of his one-time classmate, the youthful Mao Zedong. The story is lovingly told with due attention not only to the Watsons and the Warrens, but to their Chinese colleagues. Their faith earned them dire privations, cruel persecution and the continuing gratitude of generations of Chinese Christians."
- John Pritchard Former General Secretary of the Methodist Missionary Society and former Chair of the Friends of the Church in China.

"From Tortoise Hill" cleverly intertwines the author's family story across generations with their commitment to China and the broader issues of mission development - all set within the dramatic context of China's history. Robustly researched, and bringing together a fascinating range of sources, it is a lively and engaging narrative, which introduces us not only to family members, but Chinese colleagues and missionary contemporaries as well. Highly recommended."
- Maggi Whyte Founder Member of Friends of the Church in China and Leader of Groups visiting the Church in China.

Item details

Added value:
Signed and dedicated by the author
Author(s):
Sheaff, Mary
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Orphans Press

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"Mary Sheaff's record of her family's work in Central China over nearly 70 years is set against the backdrop of turbulent times. Patient research in the Methodist Missionary archives complements her family records and memories, which include her father's recollection of his one-time classmate, the youthful Mao Zedong. The story is lovingly told with due attention not only to the Watsons and the Warrens, but to their Chinese colleagues. Their faith earned them dire privations, cruel persecution and the continuing gratitude of generations of Chinese Christians."
- John Pritchard Former General Secretary of the Methodist Missionary Society and former Chair of the Friends of the Church in China.

"From Tortoise Hill" cleverly intertwines the author's family story across generations with their commitment to China and the broader issues of mission development - all set within the dramatic context of China's history. Robustly researched, and bringing together a fascinating range of sources, it is a lively and engaging narrative, which introduces us not only to family members, but Chinese colleagues and missionary contemporaries as well. Highly recommended."
- Maggi Whyte Founder Member of Friends of the Church in China and Leader of Groups visiting the Church in China.

Added value:
Signed and dedicated by the author
Author(s):
Sheaff, Mary
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Orphans Press

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