A Bridge to the Mountain
This story of evangelist and musician, Paul Chang, hangs on a background of Chinese history and culture. We meet young Paul (Chang Bao-wha) fleeing China ahead of the Communist army; he reaches Hong Kong and the West. In China, his father died in a communist prison. An educated Paul later returns to China to see his father's memory 'rehabilitated' and to make a mark on the growing Chinese Church. More
This story of evangelist and musician, Paul Chang, hangs on a background of Chinese history and culture. We meet young Paul (Chang Bao-wha) fleeing China ahead of the Communist army; he reaches Hong Kong and the West. In China, his father died in a communist prison. An educated Paul later returns to China to see his father's memory 'rehabilitated' and to make a mark on the growing Chinese Church.
People from around the world have said positive things about Paul Chang and A Bridge to the Mountain.
This from World Citizen and Mission Historian, W. Harold Fuller:
Author Wiseman sets Chang's story against the backdrop of China's intriguing history while involving readers in the lives of a family that survives multiple cultural relocations. A persecuted father's faithfulness and a mother's prayers make their impact. And now the Changs' own daughter is back in China as a missionary.
Canadian Pastor and author Mark Buchanan said:
Part whirlwind history, part sacred biography, part holy swashbuckler, Ray Wiseman tells a rollicking good story about how God wastes nothing: from exile to homecoming, through windfall and pitfall, by trial and serendipity, God can shape a man's heart after his own. In this case the man is Paul Chang, missionary and Kingdom ambassador. Now, thanks to A Bridge to the Mountain, Paul can take his rightful place with the great cloud of witnesses - those heroes who remind us that true greatness comes through child-like humility and warrior courage.
A co-worker from Australia, Dr. Ben Sia, said of Paul Chang:
I respect the man for his vision even though many times he runs too far ahead for people to understand him. I respect him for his energy even though, like a tornado, he can sweep past people. I respect him for his fearlessness in the face of so many storms that would have drowned many lesser men. I respect him for his gentleness, for under this type-A character, dwells a beautiful sensitivity. I respect him for his wisdom, for out of the depth of his rich experience he gives counsel generously. But above all, I respect him for his heart. Paul has a heart of gold. He cares and he gives fully of himself for the weakest and the poorest. Paul is a man of God. He knows the Lord. He loves Him. He is faithful to His master. And God loves this tough little gem. Out of the hardest of struggles in life, his God has walked with him, moulded him, used him and cared for him every step of his way. Paul himself gladly sings of the "mercy and kindness of the Lord forever."
Dr. S K Lee, Singapore Professor and Dean, says:
A bridge to the mountain celebrates and testifies of God's everlasting faithfulness and gracious love to his people. Indeed the life and ministry of the Reverend Dr. Paul Chang witnesses to the true meaning of the phrase that God will never forsake his people, irrespective of the circumstances.