Saturday, July 7, 2012

What is Freedom Worth?

Although biographies are not usually my first pick,  I really enjoyed reading this book.

On June 4, 1989, Chinese soldiers gunned down untold hundreds of nonviolent civilian protesters in the streets of Beijing—an event that shocked the world. Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters in Tiananmen Square, tells her dramatic story in A Heart for Freedom—a journey that took her from ordinary graduate student, to protest leader, to escaped fugitive, to successful entrepreneur. Today Chai Ling has a passion for God and a new mission in mind: fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.

In this book Chai Ling tells her story about participating in a student attempt to promote a change for democracy in China. What began peacefully eventually ended in bloodshed and Chai Ling became one of China's most wanted fugitives. Her story of the Tiananmen Square is compelling, exciting and will keep you reading. From beginning to end, her struggles, trials, finding faith in Jesus Christ and coming to understand her purpose in life will captivate your attention. There is also a sad twist to this story...the reality of what is going on in China even today is very heartbreaking.  I learned alot about China, some of their laws, their one child policy, and how girls are viewed more as a problem than an asset to Chinese families.

I highly recommend this book.  It is very well written and definitely brings to light many things occurring in China even in today's world. I received this book from Tyndale Publishing Company in Exchange for my honest review. Chai Ling now has a website and a ministry to the girls of China.  When you have time take a few minutes to go to her website: All Girls Allowed

You can order this book online at various book retailers or get it at your local library. 

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