Familiar Characters by Daniel Ricci

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Familiar Characters

Daniel Ricci on Lessons from a Bible Study in China

This fall I've been helping out with a local Bible study here in China. In a given week, around 50 people will be there—mostly young professionals. For the study itself, we divide up into groups—three Chinese language ones and one English, which I am currently leading.

The experience has been very interesting to me—even eye-opening. One of the barriers Chinese people often have to the Christian faith is that it is seen as a foreign religion. The Bible itself is seen as full of strange names and unfamiliar places, dealing with alien topic . . .