Song of a Wanderer | A time-tested resource that has influenced many Chinese, this book was written by a Chinese scholar who graduated from Beijing University and went on to do his Ph.D. studies in the US, where he eventually became a Christian. Given the author’s background in the sciences, the book deals significantly with issues pertinent to the intersection of science and faith, and does so from the perspective of a Chinese cultural insider. Highly recommended.

Song of a Wanderer has lit a light in my heart which has been bleeding in darkness since my earliest memory. It answered many of my questions that tortured me. I’ve finally found the light of life.

University Professor

East Asia

Tim Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism | Named book of the year by World Magazine in 2008 and recipient of the Christianity Today book award for apologetics/evangelism in 2009, this excellent book has won wide praise. It has been translated into Chinese, and is available here.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity | A well-known classic that has been translated into Chinese. Lewis is characteristically thought-provoking and compelling in his argumentation.

Josh McDowell, The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict | Another well-known apologetic work compiling a wealth of evidence that points toward the truth of the claims of Christianity. The Chinese version can be purchased here.

Bibles | If you’re looking to give your friend a Bible as he or she examines the claims of Christ, you might consider a Chinese-English Bible, or a parallel New Testament that pairs the most commonly used Chinese translation with a more modern and readable one. For more thoughts on Chinese Bible translations, check out our blog post.