ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu has signed a contract with a major U.S. Christian publisher to write his memoirs, to be called God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom.
The book is due for publication in November 2013 by Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is to tell Fu's life story, beginning with his impoverished childhood in China to his conversion to Christianity after playing a leading role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement. When he and his wife were arrested and imprisoned for pastoring a house church, they escaped and fled to the United States.
In 2002, Fu founded China Aid Association, and its advocacy of China's persecuted Christians-both those in house churches and in the official church-has taken him to the halls of power in capitals around the world. Fu's key role in several headline-grabbing cases this year made him the focus of much media attention as well, resulting in profiles in major publications including Christianity Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
“We at Baker Books are delighted to publish Bob Fu’s dramatic story. Fu is nothing less than a modern-day William Wilberforce, a freedom fighter whose efforts are saving lives and literally changing a nation," said editorial director Chad Allen. Baker Books’ press release described Fu as having "a unique insight into the plight of Chinese dissidents and a network of Christians in China that is unparalleled. "
Fu will be writing the book with Nancy French.
Baker Publishing Group describes itself as one of the world's largest publishers of Christian books. Its six divisions, which include Bethany House Publishers, Revell, Baker Books, and, Chosen Books, publish high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.
ChinaAid, which was founded ten years ago to draw international attention to China's gross human rights violations against house church Christians, monitors and reports on religious freedom violations in China. Drawing on a wide network of sources throughout the country, ChinaAid issues frequent news releases on cases of religious persecution in China. The Midland, Texas-based organization also assists victims of religious persecution to assert their rights and works to promote the rule of law in China.
ChinaAid has earned an international reputation as a reliable source of the most up-to-date information about religious persecution and the overall human rights situation in China. Fu has testified before many government and international organizations, including various U.S. congressional committees, the European Parliament and the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.