Redeemed by Fire: Christianity in China
Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
Yale University Press, 2010
An excellent review and article is written by David Lyle Jeffrey (Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities at Baylor University) published by Books and Culture (web version)
Numbering the flock is a concern of Lian Xi's Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China. More prominent is his detailed taxonomy of its variegated strakes and spots over the last century. This book will be an important source for Sinologists, church historians, and China-watchers among the Christian laity, even though it is limited in its scope to those movements which derive from or can be loosely associated with more or less indigenous Protestant popular movements of the last century.