Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a Christian missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission (renamed Overseas Missionary Fellowship). He served there for 51 years, bringing over 800 missionaries to the country and personally baptizing an estimated 50,000 converts. He was famous for his commitment to cultural sensitivity, wearing Chinese dress even though this was rare among missionaries of that time. China Inland Mission accepted working class volunteers, women, multinational recruits, and members of all Protestant denominations.

Hudson Taylor has been referred to as one of the most significant figures in the history of China in the 19th century, and the China Inland Mission was responsible for the widest Christian evangelistic campaign since the first century when Paul the Apostle brought Christian teaching to Europe. At Taylor's death in 1905, there were 205 stations with 849 missionaries and 125,000 Chinese Christians in the China Inland Mission.

This is the classic biography of James Hudson Taylor by his son Howard and daughter-in-law Geraldine, who also served as missionaries to China. It is the inspiring story of Taylor's uncovering of the spiritual secret that paved the way for the China Inland Mission to become a reality.

This classic title has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its original publication in 1932. Hendrickson introduces a lovely edition, re-typeset and redesigned, a perfect gift for anyone who wants to replace the old paperback or who is encountering Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secretfor the first time.

 

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User Review  - Theodore.Gebretsadik - LibraryThing

Hudson Taylor was a missionary to china, at age 17 he decided that he was going to be a missionary to china so he started to prepare himself for missionary word slept on the floor, gave up milk and butter etc Great life of a man of God Read full review

An inspiring testimony.

User Review  - Debbie - Christianbook.com

The story can seem to be lifeless in the beginning. This is not a complaint or a criticism, but it is to show the transformation that occurred in Hudson Taylor's life. His life radically changed, and ... Read full review

Contents

An Open Secret
1
SoulGrowth in Early Years
3
First Steps of Faith
7
Further Steps of Faith
15
Faith Tried and Strengthened
27
Friendship and Something More
41
Gods WayPerfect
57
Joy of Harvest
69
Days of Darkness
121
The Exchanged Life
129
No More Thirst
139
Overflow
157
Wider Overflow
177
Streams Flowing Still
199
Appendix
203
Appeal for Prayer
211

Hidden Years
81
A Man Shut Up to God
89
A Man Sent from God
93
Spiritual Urgency
103
Chronological Outline
213
Overseas Missionary Fellowship
217
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About the author (2008)

Dr. Frederick Howard Taylor(1862 1946)was the second son of James Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission and followed in his father s footsteps to serve as a medical missionary in China. In 1894 he married Mary Geraldine Guinness, a friend from childhood who also served as a CIM missionary in China. Together they authored several books, including a comprehensive history of the China Inland Mission.

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