The Story of How One North Korean Family
Lived Out the Great Commission
for More Than 50 Years
in the Most Christian-Hostile Nation
in Human History

In 1907, the Pyongyang Revival brought an explosion of Christianity to Northern Korea. Missionary William Blair proclaimed “great oceans of prayer beating against the throne of God.” Fifty years later those oceans evaporated under the searing persecution of North Korea, but a few tiny streams trickled on.

『These Are the Generations』 chronicles the story of the Baes, a North Korean family that struggled to receive and pass on the gospel from generation to generation, through labor camps, prisons, interrogations, and the greatest challenge of all—everyday life in North Korea.

“Christian inmates are forced to endure many hardships, inhumane treatment, and horrid conditions in prison…
However, prison is the best seminary training a Christian can get.”

Mr. Bae
— A former prisoner for his faith in the North Korean gulag

“A riveting account of North Korea’s all-out attempt to isolate its people from the gospel. God has miraculously used generations of the Bae family to keep a candle-flicker of gospel light burning in North Korea.”

Jim Dau
– Former President, Voice of the Martyrs –


“A rare, generational journey of faith- a must read for serious students of Christian history and the suffering church!”

Gary Lane
– Senior International Correspondent, CBN News