J. Hudson Taylor, 1832 -1905, English missionary to China. Founder, China Inland Mission.

Hudson Taylor spent five years translating the New Testament into the Ningpo dialect. At his death in 1905, there were 205 stations with 849 missionaries, and 125,000 Chinese Christians in the China Inland Mission – now known as OMF.

Hudson Taylor died before the communist takeover of his beloved China. His days were days of extensive and effective evangelism. Multitudes of converted Chinese will rise up in Heaven and call him blessed. And many Christian workers whose lives were challenged and changed by the contagious Christian character of Taylor will follow in their train.

Today you can download his work Union and Communion for free to read in The Bible Study App. This short book – one of just a few of his writings – reflects on the Song of Solomon. Get it here!