A Heart for Freedom
The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of
the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre
of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible
death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was
on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the
authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education
at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly
successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose,
and peace—which she had sought in turn through academic achievement,
romantic love, political activism, and career success—was never
satisfied until she had an unexpected encounter with a formerly
forbidden faith. Her newfound passion for God led to her life’s greatest
mission: Fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.
How I felt: A Heart for Freedom is remarkable story. Not only of a woman's life and her struggles for the freedom of herself and her country, but it is a remarkable history lesson that you won't get in school. This was an amazing book and I learned a great deal from it. Things that I thought I knew in part, I learned a great deal more about. Not only about the specific events touched on in the book, but about the country of China as a whole. It really is the most remarkable story and I think that everyone should read it. I don't say that often about biographical type books. Usually they feed into a niche of interest, like Presidents, Entertainment or General history. But so much can be gleaned from this book and I believe it is important enough that anyone who would like to appreciate their life and simple American pleasures might pick up this book and discover a great deal about how lucky they are.
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