Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man, Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway, Monarch Books, Autobiography, 2002, 351 pages.

Synopsis: This is the story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite intense persecution. The book challenges any complacency about the situation in China, where persecution is still a daily reality for millions. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasize the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life. The Heavenly Man was voted 'Book of the Year' by the UK Christian Booksellers Convention.

My thoughts: This book was a divine insight into China’s Christian status. It begins in the year 1974, and continues on to 2001, all from the perspectives of Brother Yun, his wife Deling, and some of his companions. It describes China’s hunger for Christianity, the Chinese government’s brutal techniques for dealing with Christianity, and above all the grace, mercy, and love of God. I was amazed at how much Brother Yun endured for the Gospel. I was also amazed at how many miracles were described. Anyone remotely interested in missions, even if to somewhere other than China, would be better off having read this book.

My rating: 5 stars

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing!