Item description for Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens by Jackie Pullinger & Andrew Quicke...
Overview Inside of Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story-exactly as it happened. Equally amazing has been the reach of this ministry, now detailed in this updated and revised edition. From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Thailand and beyond, the ministry that started with Jackie and her friends taking people in to live and care for them has continued and developed to form the present St. Stephen's Society. Prepare to be inspired by the testimony of a life given over to the poor and forgotten and the amazing blessings that resulted.
Publishers Description Inside of Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story exactly as it happened. Equally amazing has been the reach of this ministry, now detailed in this updated and revised edition. From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Thailand and beyond, the ministry that started with Jackie and her friends taking people in to live and care for them has continued and developed to form the present St. Stephen's Society. Readers will be inspired by this tale of trust and loving as Jesus would.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Gospel Light Publishers #9
ISBN 0830743820 ISBN13 9780830743827
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More About Jackie Pullinger & Andrew Quicke
Jackie Pullinger has been founder and director of St. Stephen's Society, Hong Kong, since 1966. Though the society began and continues to grow in Hong Kong, it also serves in countries surrounding Hong Kong, as well as the Philippines and Thailand.
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Wow! What a God! What a Jesus! What a Holy Spirit! What a woman! Oct 28, 2006
Finally, a woman follows Jesus with ALL her heart. Then, she lets Him teach her how to win the desperate and depraved that she has been trying to do without the power of the Holy Spirit. She receives the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, follows advice to pray in tounges 15 minutes a day and miracles start happening. She has lived by the Lord leading her already, but now she shifts into high speed Holy Spirit action. Mostly boys and men are saved, delivered from (Satan's kindom into The Kindom of God,) are baptized (in the sea,) and are given a prayer language, usually immediately upon conversion. Then follows healing and deliverance from herion and opium addictions through prayer. She is often catnapping in buses and on ferries because she is available day and night to help these guys. She helps many women too, but it is men whom she really has an impact with. Well, the story is so amazing everyone should read it.
Passion Du Jour Aug 5, 2006
This book is a heart-wrenching rollercoaster that challenged me to live more passionately. If anyone ever tells you that God is not real or he doesn't care about humanity...refer them to this book. Jackie's life is living proof that we have a loving and living God. Be careful...it will wreck your Western Culture!
Faith in Action Dec 28, 2005
Every once in a while there is a person that is willing to step out in complete faith. Jackie Pullinger is one of these people. Leaving her homeland of England, Ms. Pullinger embarks on a journey of faith that lands her in Hong Kong with just 'three days' worth of money. But it is not in her money that Jackie has put her faith, rather her book reveals the processes that taught her to place it firmly in Jesus Christ and nowhere else.
The hindsight record in her book tells of what appears to begin as a stumbling to find her place and ministry, really was Jesus directing her steps. Ms. Pullinger learns to pray, trust and live out her faith in one of the worlds toughest environments. Surrounded by prostitutes, drug addicts and forgotten people she testifies of a Savior who can set the captives free. Her story is the testimony of life after life that is set free. The results she witnesses astounds all involved including police, the courts, the addicts and prostitutes themselves, fellow Christian workers and the reader.
Ms. Pullinger's account is compelling and remarkable. The reader will find many points to be challenged and encouraged in their own spiritual journey. The reader may also be challenged by her methods and practices, some of which would be considered unorthodox and dangerous to one's spiritual walk. Jackie Pullinger is a pioneer. Her willingness to put her money/life where her faith is and walk the talk has paid in ewards that leave much to rejoice over.
Can It Be Done? (Chasing The Dragon). Dec 10, 2004
Can it be done? The signs we read about holiness can they really work? Is it possible to heal the sick by the laying of hands, cure them, speak with the language of the indwelling spirit? Put off drug lords from violence acts by simple eye-contact and finding the Kingdom of God the Bible speaks about by listening to a hearty dream from childhood? Is it possible? In this day and age of T.V. imagery and individuality it would be wise to caution against believing that there are proofs or works of the Holy Spirit, but when I read Jackie Pullingers Chasing The Dragon even the logical side of me begs to differ in favour for the works of the divine.
Pullingers Chasing The Dragon about twenty or more years old, is a personal testimony about her experience as a young but aspiring English missionary during the late sixties ministering to the wretched residents in the drug-infested Walled City of Kowloon Hong Kong. In the forward she is described as haven given this testimony somewhat reluctantly in the tradition of humble saints. Having said that because she is persuaded that writing this her book may lift and win over hearts and minds for her cause she gives it a go and charges the reader to dare believe her anti-social, spectacular yet highly believable encounters.
They say the "truth is stranger than fiction." Well, perhaps an open-mind is needed to take in what is really being discussed about this rare experience. Opening a youth centre, and running it between the notorious streets of rival gangs, speaking no word of modern Chinese at first, yet still managing to get protection from dark drug lords whom she refers to in the chapter named "Big Brother Is Watching You."
Here is how Jackie briefly describes what she sees as her mission: "My mission was to help the Walled City (Hong-Kong, Kowloon) people understand who Christ was. If they could not understand the words about Jesus, then we Christians should show them what He was like by the way He lived. I remember He said: "If someone forces you to go a mile, go with him two miles." Those in need that I met seemed to need three." P45
Most of the boys that are drug-addicts are in gangs for status and safety, while the instituted religion of the Triads serves the gang that they have a personal duty and even national cause to their country and to themselves. Some gang lords quite nobly associate themselves only with opium, disapproving any class-A or harder drugs, while other disillusioned souls, need to get higher and higher in both drug quantity and type. Yet somehow these same children are the ones who give this book its colour.
The time-frame of this books narrative does jump about the place. From the beginning Chapter dating from the late sixties the Author is following her friends blood-trail in a dark alley to a few years forward more chapters down, and then a years back again some chapters after. Jackie acknowledges the unorthodoxy of her narration from the outset, but I think this gives the book a feel of spontaneity with characters often fading away leaving their charming impressions early in the book.
When reading this it seems that any individual who may not know how to make sense of the signs of the Holy Spirit described at the end of Mark's gospel may read clearly the humanity and humility that make the evidence of these signs clear almost believable unlike what may have been seen on T.V and miles away at that. It is interesting to note how she illustrates how it felt to receive them or be received by them. How she didn't know when IT happened until she mentally let go.
Some do dare, and get rewarded from their faith and courage in the form of hundreds of brothers and sisters and tens of mothers and father figures on this earth, and who knows what after. Jackie strikes me as product of this rebellious lot.
-- Leyman -
Life Changing Aug 26, 2004
In August 1993, my wife and I moved to Hong Kong. We had briefly heard Jackie speak at a meeting in nearby Taiwan several years earlier and God stirred our hearts. So, we decided to attend the church she was pastoring at the time. As stout evangelical Christians, we had so many walls built up around us...about worshiping freely, speaking in tounges, women pastors, supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc. But I picked up her book at a local English bookstore and started reading. Her story was enough pique my interest beyond my personal spiritual hang-ups. I've never been the same again.
We watched Jackie and the brothers for months- worshipping and living in community, feeding the poor, healing the sick- just like we read about in the Bible. God broke down our walls on all of the above and allowed us to enter into a place of true freedom for the first time since becoming believers. We've seen addicts come off of drugs with prayer alone. We now have a deeper compassion for the poor, lost and broken that moves us to action rather than apathy and guilt.
I read about 1 book a year as the Lord leads, and this is one that changed the course of our lives.