Item description for Jonathan Goforth: An Open Door in China (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) by Janet Benge & Geoff Benge...
Overview "What would make you come back?" the Chinese people asked. "What is so important that you would risk your life to tell us?" Jonathan eagerly explained to them what had brought him back to China, even after so many foreigners had been killed: the need to share the gospel. As a poor Canadian farm boy, Jonathan Goforth had no idea that he would spend most of his life braving disaster, danger, and disease to share God's love with the people of China. But when God led him to do just that, nothing, not even the violent Boxer Rebellion, would stop Jonathan and his family from answering God's call. Making their home in China, the Goforths opened their doors to as many as five thousand visitors a month, all of whom had heard the gospel message. Their nearly fifty years of service to a nation in need would leave behind a legacy of many thousands of Chinese Christians. (1859-1936) This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.
Publishers Description "Each true story in this series by outstanding authors Janet and Geoff Benge is loved by adults and children alike. More Christian Heroes: Then & Now biographies and unit study curriculum guides are coming soon. Fifty-five books are planned, and thousands of families have started their collections Jonathan Goforth gained a reputation as China's greatest evangelist, addressing crowds of up to twenty-five thousand. Even after he bacame blind, Goforth continued to travel and preach (1859-1935).
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Studio: YWAM Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Christian Heroes - Then and Now
Series Number 15
ISBN 1576581748 ISBN13 9781576581742
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More About Janet Benge & Geoff Benge
Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.
Janet Benge currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Janet Benge was born in 1958.
Janet Benge has published or released items in the following series...