Intercessors for China publish a calendar to pray for the persecuted church. You can order one by calling 888-999-7959.
The book that explains the Chinese characters is mentioned in the acknowledgements—it’s by C. H. Kang and Ethel Nelson, called The Discovery of Genesis. You can order it via Amazon. Randy says it’s fascinating.
The books he would recommend to read about China, persecution, etc. are:
The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language, by C. H. Kang (and Nelson)
Refiner’s Fire by Sylvia Bambola (a novel)
Understanding China by John Bryan Starr (secular but good information)
By Their Blood by James & Marti Hefley
China: The Hidden Miracle by Ross Paterson & Elisabeth Farell
Their Blood Cries Out by Paul Marshall
The Coming Influence of China by Carl Lawrence
Thirty Years in a Red House: A Memoir of Childhood and Youth in Communist China by Xiao Di Zhu
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