This story opens with “Is this the day, the day I die?” and continues to tell a story that will remain in your mind long after you finish the book.
What would you do if your home was taken from you, your spouse swept off to an unknown place — a prison — and you are left to rely on the support of others to live? What if they were sent to jail simply because they were a Christian? And what if situations like this actually existed in the world?
Such a situation is portrayed in Randy Alcorn’s book, Safely Home. Persecution is the focus as we see Li Quan, a Chinese would be college professor, smuggling in Bibles, meeting secretly in the middle of the night for worship services, and risking his very life to worship Yesu.
Ben Fielding, an ambitious executive and college roommate of Li Quan, has plans to make his company millions by expanding into China and capitalizing on the inexpensive Chinese workforce. He remembers his college roommate and makes contact with Li Quan. hoping he could catch up with him on his initial visits to China.
What follows is a revelation to Ben Fielding and the swan song of Li Quan.
This is a story of real life in China for those who follow Jesus Christ. Ben’s misconceptions about China are examined, forcing him to consider his own faith as he witnesses the persecution of all Christians in China and especially of his friend, Li Quan.
Safely Home is a fictitious story that portrays Christians walking joyfully in their faith even under extreme oppression. All throughout this book are conversations between the two friends which reveal a developing dialogue that any Christian could use when witnessing to friends or neighbors.