Killing Fields, Living Fields: Faith in Cambodia
Summary: Starting in the mid 1920's among simple rice farmers, here is a very thorough retelling of how the
church began, suffered and yet grew in Cambodia She had a wondrous 5 years where the church grew by leaps and bounds. In fact, baptisms were still being performed as the Khmer Rouge overtook the city. Sadly, the church barely survived the Khmer rouge onslaught and only 3 church pastors survived to build up But God is faithful and today the church is growing once again.
Personal Thoughts: I found a real love for the Cambodian people--Christians--in this book. Their zeal to make the gospel known to their own people is truly precious. The all encompassing scope of terror that gripped that country during the horrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge is startling. To think that only 3 church leaders remained in 1979 is heart wrenching.