Fierce the Conflict: The moving stories of how eight Chinese Christians suffered for Jesus Christ and remained faithful
By Norman H. Cliff
Much is known in the West about the miraculous survival and rapid growth of the church in China in the half century following Liberation but relatively little is known about the courageous stand that many individual Christians took in the difficult days of the “Accusation Meetings” and the traumatic ten years of the Cultural Revolution.
Fierce the conflict relates the hardship and struggle of eight believers whose faith was tested through periods of persecution, imprisonment and forced labour. These carefully documented stories illustrate the sustaining grace of God and will challenge readers to examine their own fidelity to Christ.
The author, Dr. Norman Cliff, was born in China to missionary parents and his personal knowledge of the country and some of the believers profiled in this volume makes the telling of these stories that much more personal. This book will open our eyes and heart to the work of God in the vast country of China.
From the reviewers: In these stories one can sense the enormous courage and determination which people are capable of displaying, with God’s help, not only in moments of crisis, but over decades.