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In Japan The Crickets Cry: How could Steve Metcalf forgive the Japanese?


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As the Japanese advanced through China in 1942, many westerners were interned. In their prisoner of war camp the dying Olympic sprinter, Eric Liddell, gave young Steve Metcalf his running shoes, and challenged him to pray for the Japanese. But how could he? Steve had suffered under the brutal regime of his Japanese guards. For him and his classmates at Chefoo school in China, mainly the children of missionaries, resentment of the Japanese was a way of life. Could he possibly pray for them? Painfully, reluctantly, he found that he could, and his prayers sank deep.

At the end of the war the China Inland Mission was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed and went. Thus began Steve’s lifelong love of Japan. Over the years he would tussle with a culture where courtesy wins over truth; where suicide is an honourable choice; where to be foreign is to be forever alien. Time after time he would encounter miracles of healing, provision, and protection as God looked after him, his wife Evelyn and their growing family. In a resistant culture he would see many come to Christ. This is the story of how a boy’s grudging prayers were remarkably answered.

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ISBN: 9781854249708
Producer: Lion Hudson
Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 224
Release Date: 07.03.2016


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