This award is given to the 10 book selected from all over the world in 2019 to be recommended for church reading. My book A Short Biography of Bishop John Shaw Burdon was recommended by The Most Rev. Archbishop Andrew Chan. Here is his recommendation words: 「As a member of the Anglican Church, Bishop John Shaw Burdon's life is like a microcosm of the Church's mission to China. This book by Dr. Ruiwen Chen gives us a glimpse of Bishop Burdon's commitment to bring the Gospel to China: even in the face of threats and suffering to his life, he persevered in his ministry in China. His translations, especially of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, have laid an important foundation for the future evangelization and pastoral care of the Chinese Anglican Church.
He has devoted his entire salary to the Chinese people, which mirrors the words of his friend Dr. Hudson Taylor: "If I had a thousand lives, I would give them all to China."
I hope we can all read this book to gain a better understanding of our forefathers and sages, and to follow their commitment to the coming of the kingdom of God.」