The Legacy of John Sung
Ireland, Daryl R.
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CitationDaryl R. Ireland. 2016. "The Legacy of John Sung." International Bulletin of Mission Research, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp. 349 - 357.
John Sung (Song Shangjie) was the premier Chinese evangelist of the twentieth century. He traveled further, spoke more often, and led more Chinese people to faith than any other person. His revivalism was riveting, often doubling people over in laughter before buckling their knees with grief. His acclaim as a preacher was rivaled only by his renown as a healer. Wherever he went, he offered Christ’s deliverance from both sin and sickness. He himself, however, was never healed of a chronic illness and spent the last four years of his short life bedridden and learning the quiet ministry of prayer.