Nothing less than death gives birth to the new phoenix. The church in China has risen to new life from the ashes of the mighty conflagration meant to destroy it. This book details the dramatic growth of eight Chinese churches which have survived the flames of tremendous persecution. Each account is related by someone with intimate knowledge of the situation. the editor, a respected authority on China, sets these amazing chronicles within the context of the Communist takeover and key events of the past 40 years, and explores the part played by such aspects as revival, failed ideologies, and the power of prayer. The concluding province-by-province summary of statistics underlines how miraculously God has been at work in China.