A Foreign Devil In China: The Story of Dr. L. Nelson Bell
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About the Author
John C. Pollock (1924 – 2012) was a Christian author and was the official biographer of Billy Graham. He wrote many popular biographies, including those of William Wilberforce, John Newton, John Wesley, Hudson Taylor, etc. One of his best known books is The Apostle, A Life of Paul. Because of his contributions to writing, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University established the “John C. Pollock Award” presented annually to the author of the year’s outstanding Christian biography.
In 1915, a promising young baseball player from Waynesboro, Va. traded in the prospect of a major league career for a life of medical missions in China. The soon-to-be doctor, Lemuel Nelson Bell (July 30, 1894 ? August 2, 1973), felt the urgency of God’s call and embarked on a 25-year adventure among foreigner-fearing Chinese peasants, bandits, and nobility. His selfless work and compassion quickly moved him from yang gui-zi (“foreign devil”) to Zhong Ai Hua (“the Bell who is lover of the Chinese people”) in the eyes of those he served.
The remarkable story of Ruth Bell Graham’s father will grip your heart and inspire trust in the God who is always faithful to those who trust in Him. Discover how this humble servant inspired and blessed so many – including his son-in-law, evangelist Billy Graham – through his wisdom and courageous faith.