The Korean Pentecost
William Blair & Bruce Hunt
Summary: This book took over 100 years to write. Two authors wrote it: the first was one of the men who initially brought the gospel to Korea and experienced the amazing outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Korean Church. The second author, William Blair's son-in-law, experienced Satan's rebuttal to the Light through an intense persecution. Follow both of these writers as they talk of their experience of coming to Korea, learning the language, gaining the trust of the people and preaching the Gospel. There's a great chapter that talks about the experience of one church in Anju. Another chapter gives a mini-biography of five Korean Christians who became martyrs. Best of all, there is a great chapter detailing that wonderful Pentecost.
Personal Thoughts: These first generation babes in Christ understood the cost of following their Master and willingly gave their lives to gain eternity. 5 wars, the occupation of the Japanese who imposed shrine worship and a Communistic regime wreaked havoc on the church. Pray for these Christians today as North Korea is currently a closed country. We have little access to the news of the well being of the church. Remember our brethren in chains.
Quote: "The great wars that have shaken the nations and changed the course of history have focused in Korea during the short period of the church's history. Nothing but the guiding presence of the Lord's Spirit has brought the church in safety to this hour. Nothing but the Spirit of the Lord poured forth from heaven in Pentecostal power could have saved the church at the time of its great testing." --pg. 70