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Christian Focus Publications Hudson and Maria: Pioneers in China

Once upon a time in Imperial China---a lost world of pigtails, Mandarins, and dragon-roofed temples---an incredible love story unfolded between Hudson Taylor, the pioneering missionary, and Maria Dyer. Anchored by faith, their short marriage flourished despite the most bitter circumstances. Historian John Pollock draws Hudson and Maria from Taylor's original letters and papers, and weaves them together to create a dramatic 3-dimensional portrait of one of the greatest missionary families of all time. 206 pages, softcover, Christian Focus.
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Date:December 7, 2013
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I was looking for an account of Hudson
and Maria (nee Dyer) Taylor's life together
and mission work in China
and this book did not dissappointment.
I really admire them both
for living their faith out and persevering
in the most difficult challenges, hardships
and betrayal by some of their own
countrymen who should have supported
their work.
What I find refreshing is how humble
they were and not only mastering
the Chinese language and dialects
but adopting the dress and diet
of those they were ministering to.
They did not have an attitude
of white supremacy so prevalent
in their own western culture and time.
Hudson and Maria were counter-culture!
They wanted to equip the believing Chinese
to minister to their own brothers and sisters.
They knew Christianity did not 'belong'
to any one culture or people.
It was for all willing to follow Jesus
and make disciples.
They truly loved the Chinese
and their legacy continues today through OMF.
Very inspiring read.
This book was informative, well researched
and at times poignant. I highly recommend it!
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Date:October 29, 2005
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Ernest Low
I happened to read this book just before my expressed my feelings to a girl before she later became my wife. It is an inspiration for me as it is about a man and a woman who commmitted themselves to God and how that commitment brought them through tough times as missionaries in China without causing their love to falter. Even when they lost one of their children to sickness and yet never blame God for it. This book thus has two themes, their missionary work in China and their love for each other. Because they put God as the central focus in their lives, their relationship was all the more strengthened and better for it.
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