is a reference book intended to help Christian learners of Mandarin or Cantonese to bridge the gap between mainstream Chinese language resources and their desire to learn Christian words and phrases quickly, make reference to the Bible in Chinese, and pray for others at a very early stage in their Chinese language learning.
The book is easy to use whether or not learners can read Chinese characters, as the phonetic representation of each character is provided for both Mandarin and Cantonese. The alphabetical listings make it easy to find specific vocabulary items and Bible words. With sections providing the most useful and important expressions, prayer phrases and complete, easy-to-memorise prayers on a variety of relevant topics, users can very quickly begin to engage in faith-related conversations, share Christ, participate in Christian worship and pray for others in Chinese.
Jo Ann Yau
is a Canadian who has lived in Asia (Hong Kong, Mainland China and Thailand) for more than 25 years. She has written or co-written some 150 Secondary English textbooks, workbooks and reading anthologies for Longman Hong Kong and Pearson Education Asia. She has taught English at Baptist University’s School of Continuing Education and worked as a writer and researcher for TVB Pearl’s Educational Programming division. She holds a BA in English and an MA in Children’s Literature. Jo Ann has a keen interest in Asian languages and is an avid learner of Mandarin, Cantonese and Thai. She is married to Qiu Sheng Lung and together they have been in full-time Christian ministry since 2003.
Qiu Sheng Lung
was born in Hong Kong to Shanghainese parents. For more than 20 years, he pursued a career in management, consulting and corporate training for multinational companies in Canada, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2003, he sensed God’s call into full-time ministry and has since served among marginalised people groups in Thailand and Myanmar, and with Christian Action in Qinghai, China. Since returning to Hong Kong in 2014, he has been the Executive Director of Hope of the City, an NGO serving the underprivileged in Hong Kong’s poorest neighbourhoods. He holds a BA in Economics, an MSc in Training and is currently pursuing a Master of Religious Education from Asia Biblical Theological Seminary.
- 持有经济学学士学位及培训硕士学位，目前正修读亚洲圣经神学院（Asia Biblical Theological Seminary）宗教教育硕士学位
- 2003年，他蒙召全职服侍，此後一直於泰国和缅甸服务边缘人群，以及参与基督教励行会於中国青海的服侍。自2014年回到香港後，一直担任Hope of City的执行董事，该非政府组织致力服务香港最贫困社区的弱势群体。