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In Japan the Crickets Cry

Steve Metcalf
In Japan the Crickets Cry
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In Japan the Crickets Cry

Steve Metcalf

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Steve had suffered under the brutal regime of his Japanese guards. He and his classmates at Chefoo school in China had been interned in 1942. Resentment of the Japanese was a way of life. Could he possibly pray for them? He could. At the end of the war the China Inland Mission was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed and went. Thus began Steve's lifelong love of Japan. Over the years he would tussle with a culture where courtesy wins over truth; where suicide is an honourable choice; where to be foreign is to be forever alien. Time after time he would encounter miracles of healing, provision, and protection as God looked after him, his wife Evelyn and their growing family. In a resistant culture he would see many come to Christ.



- Publisher Steve and his classmates at the Chefoo school in China--for the most part the children of missionaries--were interned in 1942. Resentment of the Japanese, particularly the brutal prison guards, became a way of life.Eric Liddell, by then a missionary and fellow internee, and a hero to the boy, charged him with an impossible challenge--pray for his enemies. But was it really possible to pray for the men who stood guard over them with guns?

Painfully, reluctantly, Steve began to pray and as he continued to pray, his heart was profoundly changed. At the end of the war the China Inland Mission (now OMF International) was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed, and went.



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Steve had suffered under the brutal regime of his Japanese guards. He and his classmates at Chefoo school in China had been interned in 1942. Resentment of the Japanese was a way of life. Could he possibly pray for them? He could. At the end of the war the China Inland Mission was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed and went. Thus began Steve's lifelong love of Japan. Over the years he would tussle with a culture where courtesy wins over truth; where suicide is an honourable choice; where to be foreign is to be forever alien. Time after time he would encounter miracles of healing, provision, and protection as God looked after him, his wife Evelyn and their growing family. In a resistant culture he would see many come to Christ.


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Steve and his classmates at the Chefoo school in China--for the most part the children of missionaries--were interned in 1942. Resentment of the Japanese, particularly the brutal prison guards, became a way of life.Eric Liddell, by then a missionary and fellow internee, and a hero to the boy, charged him with an impossible challenge--pray for his enemies. But was it really possible to pray for the men who stood guard over them with guns?

Painfully, reluctantly, Steve began to pray and as he continued to pray, his heart was profoundly changed. At the end of the war the China Inland Mission (now OMF International) was seeking young men willing to go to Japan. Steve trained, packed, and went.


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Steve Metcalf

For many years a missionary in Japan, Steve Metcalf is now retired and living in the UK.

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A privilege to have read Steve's life story
5 stars By Keillerwhale, Jan 14 2011
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The information and relationship the author had with former Olympian Eric Liddell made for an amazing read, and inspiration of the need and power of forgiveness. The messages in this book teach humanity a whole different level.

This was a terrific book and an amazing real life story of an interesting lifetime. Japan, China, Australia, UK it was amazing to think of the efforts missionaries have made over time.

Thank you Ronald Clements and Steve Metcalf for sharing this with us all, truly privileged. 
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  • Catalogue Code 303517
  • Product Code 9781854249708
  • ISBN 1854249703
  • EAN 9781854249708
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Aug 2010
  • Sales Rank #14092
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.256kg

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