For the first time in history, Christianity in China, especially the House-Church, is given an honest and comprehensive account. The film answers the question raised by many people outside China: how did the number of Chinese Christians increase from 700,000 in 1949 to approximately 70 million today, despite communist control?
Using live footage and interviews, the film captures the true stories of many people and seeks to answer the most common questions: how does the Chinese government deal with Chinese Christians and vice-versa? How did Chinese Christians develop, survive and grow? What kind of people are they and what influence have they had and will have on Chinese society? The documentary film Cross-Jesus in China consists of three episodes and one short subject. It lasts about four hours.
Disc 1 Seeds of Blood follows the bloody footprints of the Chinese missionaries of the older generation after the Boxer Rebellion, particularly, in the past fifty years. The stories of Mingdao Wang, John Sung, Watchman Nee, Allen Yuan, Samuel Lamb, Moses Xie, Yan Xinfei, and Epaphras are covered. The Bitter Cup abounds with compelling testimonies by missionaries of the younger generation. Their dedication, suffering, faithfulness, and thanksgiving have led to an unprecedented revival of the Chinese Christian church.
Disc 2 The Spring of Life recounts the rebirth that the Gospel has brought to a broad spectrum of people in modern China. Included are testimonies from farmers, students, officials, criminals, orphans, actors, writers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The Canaan Hymns tells the amazing story of a farm girl Xiao Min. She is a high school dropout with no musical training., Nevertheless, she created nearly a thousand hymns by the power of the Holy Spirit.