This is a book born of passion; passion that Anthony Bollback has for the Chinese people. . . . This is a wonderful work that will grab your attention and capture your heart. -Dr. David F. Presher Vice President for Advancement, The Christian and Missionary Alliance Since the Communist takeover, every missionary China Hand has lived with two kinds of pain. The first, leaving a part of themselves behind in that beloved land, and second, the agony of soul in knowing of the persecuted church that must remain. Anthony Bollback, with sensitive insight and skill, has shown us another side of the story: the story of how that church has survived in triumph. The reader will be deeply moved with this account. Though by necessity fiction, it is exciting and historically factual. Read it and weep-and laugh-and rejoice. -Dr. Edwin W. Kilbourne, President at large, OMS International, A China Hand Life-changing in its challenges and adventurous in its presentation, Red Runs the River . . . masterfully reveals genuine human aspirations, concerns, and longings in the lives of Meiling and Anching, ÝThis book will capture your every emotion. -Dr. Mark T. O'Farrell, District Superintendent, The Christian and Missionary Alliance Readers of this book will feel the heartbeat of that great nation portrayed in real conditions and characters captured in an engrossing drama. -Dr. Wayne Frair Ph.D Former Chairman of the Biology Department, Kings College Through the horrors of war and intense and almost unbelievable persecution for their faith in Christ, the characters in this novel-all composites of people known to the author-display enduring perseverance and courage. The underlying truth of each fictionalepisode makes this book much more than mere fiction. It is the gripping story of real people who would not recant their faith despite the most traumatizing conditions. Truly the gates of hell could not overcome China's courageous believers of Jesus Christ.