Guest Speaker Biographies
One Book, One Church has always been a special time at Wayne Presbyterian. We gather as a community to discuss, listen, ponder, and build relationships around a book. Shanghai Faithful is a compelling mulit-generational story of a Chinese family’s journey of faith and medicine in China and the US. We will discover how Christianity spread through China and the government’s authoritarian reaction to its growth and influence through the experiences of the Lin family. We are delighted to welcome the author, Jennifer Lin, for two visits.
January 13, 9:30 am
We are excited to welcome the author, Jennifer Lin, a longtime investigative reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jennifer will share how she used her journalistic skills to meticulously piece together her family’s story and tell it in a compelling way. Join us – even if you haven’t started the book.
February 3, 9:30 am
We welcome Christie Chow Chui-Shan and Joseph Lee, university professors of Chinese history and Christianity. They will lead a discussion on the history of China and the spread of Christianity, focusing on the mid 1800s through the end of WWII.
March 3, 9:30 am
Christie Chow Chu-Shan and Joseph Lee return to finish the discussion of Chinese history, the rise of Communism and its impact on Christianity in China.
March 10, 9:00 am
Join us in the Chapel for a light breakfast before we break into small groups to discuss the book.
March 10, 6:00 pm
We welcome back author Jennifer Lin for a Q & A session after enjoying fellowship and a special Chinese dinner.