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The Heavenly Man (Book)

Book Review:
The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
by Brother Yun, with Paul Hattaway
351 pages
The book The Heavenly Man was awarded the Christian Book of the Year in 2003.
This is the kind of book that hits the top of Christian bookseller lists. For a ride of thrills and spills, close death encounters, torture, escapes from impossible situations, supernatural experiences, and dreams and visions,this book has it all.

The incredible true story of Chinese evangelist Liu Zhenying known to his Christian friends as Brother Yun. It is his own personal testimony along with the reflections of his wife Deling who supported him in the ministry and though many trials and tribulations. The ups and downs,the joys, the victories, along with the low points, failures, and all of the warts. It is there for all to read. 

The story begins with the conversion of Yun and the healing of his dying father of cancer in 1974. In the process Yun, age 16 at the time, dedicates his life to Jesus and through a series of miracles is prepared, trained, and sent out as an evangelist to establish new churches and support the very few Christian groups that were still meeting in secret at the time. 

The Communist government did everything they could to destroy the Christian church in China beginning in 1949 and very little visibly remained by 1970 and during that time frame Mao’s wife Jiang Qing actually proclaimed to foreign visitors that: “Christianity in China has been confined to the history section of the museum. It is dead and buried.” Today it is said by many including the government that there are at least 100 million Christians in the country. If the communist authorities are admitting that number than there are probably far more than that. In fact it is growing so fast that it is impossible to come up with an accurate number. What happened? The House Church Movement happened. 

The story of brother Yun gives you a small taste of how that must have happened. How the Christian church relegated to the dust bin of history meeting secretly in homes rose up out of the dust and became the forceit is today. It was entirely a move of God.

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