This is a true story based on the life of Brother Yun. His given name is Liu Zhenying born in China in 1958. The book shows how God can use anyone in any circumstance for his Glory. God Calls Brother Yun as a young boy living in poverty to preach the true Gospel of his Word. This is a powerful, dramatic and captivating story. He faced suffering and many trials of imprisonment and torture because of his Christian Faith and commitment to God. You get an insight as to how the Chinese Christians live and the horrific dangers they face. He was one of China's house church leaders and now travels world wide spreading God's message. A heart warming story that will make you examine your own faith. How strong is your commitment?
I really enjoyed this book and it will give you a lot to think about.
I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
Review Title: Maximum Dedication Yields Bumper Crop (review of The Heavenly Man, the remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun with Paul Hattaway)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
This book conveys an astounding testimony of one mans dedication and faith in Jesus, and the great worldwide impact his life has had for Christians. First, this is a story about loving Christ with all the heart, mind, soul, and strength. In reading you will find that it might not be what you were expecting. This book goes into extreme measures of love, sacrificial giving of all resources including physical being, and recognizing the benefits of being disciplined by the Lord through suffering. The Bible says the Lord disciplines those He loves. It is difficult to imagine the things that Yun went through as being allowed by a loving God. Yet, the book shows the other side of the punishments and sufferings he endured and the resulting unimaginable outcomes for good.
For those skeptical of miracles, this story will shake disbelief out of your mind. It affirms that God indeed has performed modern day miracles when needed under extreme situations His children face under persecution. This is a book very relevant to these days as reports of massive persecutions are witnessed on the web and television. This book will help you understand how best to pray for the persecuted.
My life and my faith have been enriched through the reading of The Heavenly Man. I will be suggesting all my Christian friends read it so they will understand the treasure of faith in Christ they have been given. I have been so touched by this book. It helps me to better understand the weaknesses of the churches in the West and why their membership has declined while the house churches in China thrived.
Thanks to bookfun.org for giving me this book in exchange for posting a review after reading it. Not a soul who reads it will go unblessed. It is hard to put down. I want to know more. I see that another book is offered on the next phase of ministry. Looking forward to the rest of the story!
I was very excited to read this book as I have heard about Brother Yun but had not read his story. Brother Yun received Christ when he was a young man and from the time of his acceptance he had repeated visions from God. When he faced imprisonment and torture for his belief he would come out of it praising God all the louder.
Written from his perspective, with assistance from Paul Hattaway, this book opens the eyes of Christians everywhere of how a journey with God may not always be easy, but it is always rewarding. Thank you to Brother Yun, Monarch books and bookfun.org for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review.