Jonathan Goforth: An Open Door in China
Janet & Geoff Benge
Summary: China was always his first love. Jonathan Goforth made this clear to his wife before he married her and he lived this principle all his life at great physical cost. He lost 5 of his 11 children to disease or accident. He suffered greatly during the Boxer Rebellion when the Chinese rose up against all foreigners in their land. He lost all privacy in his home as more than 5000 visitors a month visited him in his own home. He battled disease, disaster, danger and death. But this man was such an enormous blessing to the Chinese people. He loved thier souls so much and he let absolutely nothing become a hindrance to their salvation.
Personal Thoughts: This is an action-packed book. My kids LOVED it so much! I loved reading it to them. When I think of what this man endured to bring out the gospel to a perishing nation it puts me to shame. This is probably one of my family's favorite reads. I strongly encourage you to pick it up.