Part one  On the Bible and God
Part two  On the Creation
Part three  On Religion and the Spirit
Part four  On Religious Beliefs in China
Part five  On Chinese and Western Cultures and Philosophy
Part six  On Religion and Science
Part seven  On Religion and Social Harmony
Luis Palau Zhao Qizheng
Riverside Talks
Published by NEW WORLD PRESS

It is a tremendously complicated and difficult task to translate the manuscripts, communicate between the two authors and make publishing arrangements for this book, due to its unique theme and simultaneous publishing of both the Chinese and English editions. Without the strong support from many Chinese and American friends, this book could not have been published in time. We wish to extend sincere thanks to Mr. Lin Wusun and his wife Madame Zhang Qingnian for translating and proof-reading the manuscripts...
I had never imagined that I would one day be the co-author of a book about a topic like the present one. Without the congenial discussion between Dr. Luis Palau and myself, there would not have been the proposal that we join hands to put out this book.

Prior to my three dialogues with Dr. Palau, I only knew that I was one of the numerous atheists in China and that my thinking about religion was no different from that of my family members, colleagues and friends...
Ever since I was a young boy growing up in Argentina, I have heard stories about the amazing country of China. I have dreamed about China, its people, its history and its culture. I love China. I want the best for this great nation and everyone within its borders. And now, after getting better acquainted with such a wonderful leader as Mr. Zhao Qizheng, my love and respect for China has only grown greater.

I believe with my whole heart that God loves China. I believe he has a special message for China and wants nothing more than to share his love with the entire nation. It is for this reason that I felt so honored to be the invited guest of Mr. Zhao Qizheng, a gracious and respectable man I now have the privilege of calling my friend. I have been blessed by our conversations over the last year, speaking openly and honestly about our beliefs, understandings and misconceptions about each other's culture. I believe that as a result, we both have gained new understanding...
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