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The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
 
 

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun [Kindle Edition]

Paul Hattaway
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This is the intensely dramatic 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 horrific opposition.  Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith.  Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus.  This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

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The Heavenly Man is the intensely dramatic 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 horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency about the situation in China, where international economic investment ignores the brutal fact that religious 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 633 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books (24 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SBF7OQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing-pass it on to a friend 19 Oct 2003
Format:Paperback
I was given this book by my mother-in-law.(Not necessarily the best start!) I could feel it impacting my life with-in the first 50 pages. How can someone who suffers so incredibly possibly believe that there's a God who loves him? If you read this book you'll find out and it will change your life too. I've yet to speak to anyone who has read this book who hasn't had the same reaction.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heavenly Man 2 Mar 2005
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Format:Paperback
It was an amazing book and really brought home to me how much I take being able to worship the Lord in public for granted. It also made me realise what a bad christian I must be because I get all embarrased about telling new people about my faith and yet the christians in China are toutured due to their faith. I would like to do a gap year in China helping the people in the house churches. I strongly advise you to read this book as it is life changing but expect some tears.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging beyond words - soul searching! 15 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Brother Yun's integrity is above reproach. I challenge anyone to read this book, who doubts that God loves and watches over those who suffer, yet still works all things together for good.
God has an amazing plan and He is going to bring it about through the Chinese church. We in the West had better not stand in his way, but rather surrender to his wisdom and co-operate and help the church to fulfil it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ****Great Book 8 Feb 2005
Format:Paperback
This was a truly inspiring book to read. It tells the story of a remarkable man, Brother Yun, who is continually challenged through extreme persecution. It is a book that will make you think and reflect upon your own life and where you stand in your walk and faith. It asks you a very tough question: are you willing to suffer for your faith? Though it is not written in the most elegant of words, the power behind his words cannot be mistaken. This book will challenge you to give up your life for Christ, by seeking Him through genuine prayer, fasting, and just immersion in the word. I recommend this to anyone who is seeking transformation and revival in their lives as well as those who are looking to go on missions.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome read....couldn't put it down! 9 July 2003
Format:Paperback
What an amazing account of Brother Yun's life and he's only just 40!!! In Bible college this last few months, this book has being 'devoured' by half the students as word has got round about how fantastic this book is. I have just ordered another two books to give to friends.
This book thoroughly challenged me. I realise how easily it is to complain about being mocked for having faith or feeling persecuted, yet what Brother Yun and his friends suffer for their faith is astounding. Never once though does he try to say that it's because of his amazing faith that he manages to persevere. He continually gives all the glory to God, even in the midst of his suffering. Amazing!!
I would have given 6 stars for this book if it were possible. This is a timely book for the Church of Jesus Christ and a real eye opener for those of us in the west who think 'we have it bad' in our nation. I often found myself asking what would I do if I were to be put through the horrors that the chinese church face still today. It's a question that I believe every serious reader will find themselves asking long after they've finished the book.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heavenly man 9 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
The journey that brother Yun takes with his faith from a teenager praying over his dying father's body to the Holy spirit-inspired man he is today is almost unbelievable. I could not put this book down! till my tears of admiration forced me to.
If you are a Christian you will be inspired and find yourself wanting to do more for God..
Brother Yun did not even have a bible as they were rare and illegal in China! Christians were forced to bury their bible's in the ground for safe keeping, or suffer the consequences if they were found..
Find out how Brother Yun received his first bible; you will be amazed!
You will also be amazed at how Brother Yun served the Lord enduring torture, imprisonment and changed lives all around him.
If you are not a Christian you will be apalled at what this gentle, humble man had to go through just to practice what he believes..
The book is truly the best book I have ever read, apart from the Bible.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An empowering and refreshing book for all! 23 Nov 2004
Format:Paperback
This book has got to be one of the most extraordinary books i have ever read. i really found it hard to put down due to amazing events that take place!
It really shows how god can speak to you. It really challenged me by putting my own life into perspective and wondering whether i would have the same amount of courage and faith that brother yun had in the horrific situations and persecution he faced for his faith! The experiences that brother yun went through is astounding! This is definately a book that challenges your own faith and will cause you to question many things in your daily life.
Although the book can be hard to read for some (due to the immense and painful situations brother yun faced) it gives a great refreshing to the person by the end and if anyone has lost their faith, this book is the one to refresh their faith, reveal Gods amazing love and empower them by the power of God!
Brother Yun is an amazing man who endured many situations and experienced many miracles similar to those in the Bible, and what makes this book so extraordinary is the fact that these things are still happening to this day in age. This book shows how the Holy Spirit has really fallen upon the people of china in the last 20-30 years and how there's a real sense of God's presence and annointing among the people of China.
Brother Yun can be seen as the 'Paul' of this day, as he has influenced thousands around the provinces of China by preaching the amazing good news of God, our saviour, our light of the world!
An amazing book, that's empowering and exhibits the way in which God hears our cries and rescues us from hard times!
The example that brother yun sets gives our nations a new prospect and hope for revival and a changed world so that all nations may proclaim and declare Gods word and so that all may see the glory of God!
A great book definately recommended for influencing non-Christians and showing them how our God really is the LORD OF ALL THE EARTH!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Humbling to read
Aw my! what an amazing story, very humbling,
Published 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding book!
I read this book about 10 years ago and it changed my life! I cried and couldn't imagine anyone suffering so much because of his faith. It moved me into action. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Spotfree
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Lovely book
Published 1 month ago by Sue Challis
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspirational story about the strength that Christ gives the soul...
This book, when i first found it, was an inspirational read which I didn't put down and simply read right through in two days. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. D. F. Stockford
5.0 out of 5 stars Can`t put it down
Every Christian should read this book. It fills a missing gap in our awareness of what God is doing in the world.
Published 3 months ago by B Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book
this book is a great insight to a truely bless man of God, what God has done in his life is just amazing, God is good all the time. Great book a must for all christians.
Published 3 months ago by JJ 102
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable man with such strong faith.
This was for my wife. These are her words.
A amazing book. Such faith Brother Yun had and his lovely family. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Glenn Skinner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gripping Life Changing
I noticed this book in my Amazon recommendations list and at first the title did not inspire me to make a purchase, over a few weeks my attention was inevitably back drawn to it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by BoB'sworth
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great read
Book was really good , would recommend this book to anybody. I have enjoyed reading this book it kept me reading
Published 5 months ago by Jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars God used a willing vessel that had nothing & was nothing in society.
This book has humbled me.
To hunger again for God ALONE, ONLY.
It has rekindled my fire inside of me to seek out God more fervently than I have 'ever' done before.
Published 6 months ago by Warmsunset62
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