Resources: china

Was the scene of the demon-possessed Buddhist monk in Safely Home inspired by a true story?

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2012

Question from a reader:

I recently hosted a book club for Safely Home. Most people really enjoyed it, and it seemed to give everyone a lot of food for thought on Heaven. But the one complaint I heard several times was the part about the Buddhist monk who appears to be demon possessed. People said they felt it was too forced and bizarre. Can you give any insight as to where that scene comes from? Randy, did you know of a particular event like this?

Poll Finds Surge of Religion Among Chinese

By Edward Cody | April 20, 2010
A new government-sponsored survey on spirituality in China has found that the number of religious believers among the country’s 1.3 billion people is far higher than generally known, amounting to as many as 300 million.

Is This the Day?

By Randy Alcorn | March 29, 2010
Is this the day I die? He’d asked himself the question every day.