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As a National Merit Scholar majoring in physics and mathematics at Rice University, Henry Rambow thought he was a rational person. But primed by years of Sunday School and haunted by a promise made as a terrified child, he nevertheless fell head over heels into a fundamentalist brand of Christianity. Confessions of a Rogue Missionary is an account of his struggle - and eventual failure - to reconcile his faith with reason.    

At times dryly humorous and at times sober and contemplative, the story begins when Henry is "born again." Brimming with newfound zeal - but already plagued by doubt - he travels to Beijing as a missionary in the guise of an English teacher, where he tries desperately to embrace the culture and win disciples for Jesus. Culture clashes and miscommunications result in cringe-inducing encounters in unlikely settings, ranging from a brothel to a military base.    

Eventually, the very questions that troubled him from the start prove to be too much, and his faith collapses entirely, leaving him feeling disillusioned - but free.

©2018 Henry Rambow (P)2018 Henry Rambow

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An amazing insight into faith and culture

This book offers incredible insight into one man’s spiritual development and life as a westerner in China. Great read!

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