The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese


The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun ➽ [Download] ✤ The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun By Paul Hattaway ➲ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The dramatic autobiography of one of China s dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half starved boy from a poor villa The dramatic Man: The ePUB ✓ autobiography of one of China s dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus Interspersed with his personal account are contributions from his wife, Deling, made mostly The Heavenly Kindle - during her husband s frequent periods of imprisonment You will remember where you were the first time you read this life story It s a watershed book that will turn the reader to prayer and praise It deserves comparison with past classics such as Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand, or the Life of Watchman Nee.

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  • Paperback
  • 351 pages
  • The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
  • Paul Hattaway
  • English
  • 19 January 2019
  • 082546207X

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10 thoughts on “The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

  1. Mikha ϟ Mikha ϟ says:

    i only read this book cause my mom kept on telling i kept on reading books about vampires, witches and such and that I m turning one myself so, what i did is, I took one of the books in my sister s shelf and it was this one To tell you the truth, i just read this to impress my mom but i actually realized a lot of things Let just say its a lot, ok

  2. Betsy Betsy says:

    An incredibly challenging view of commitment to the Lord As horrific as his experiences were, Yun and his coauthor Paul Hattaway share the story with amazing joy and vision I did lay awake at night thinking about some of the abuses Yun suffered, but this is not a depressing book it is both tremendously humbling and extremely visionary.

  3. Vincent Chough Vincent Chough says:

    How far are you willing to go for your convictions How much are you willing to risk This book received five stars because it challenged me on many levels On the surface it is the autobiography of a Christian in China, named Brother Yun, born in 1958 His family was very poor, and early in adolescence Yun had a spiritual conversion The early chapters read almost like a parable During his life practicing and preaching the faith, Yun faced tremendous religious persecution including years of im How far are you willing to go for your convictions How much are you willing to risk This book received five stars because it challenged me on many levels On the surface it is the autobiography of a Christian in China, named Brother Yun, born in 1958 His family was very poor, and early in adolescence Yun had a spiritual conversion The early chapters read almost like a parable During his life practicing and preaching the faith, Yun faced tremendous religious persecution including years of imprisonment and torture The inserts by his wife, Deling, give an even deeper perspective of how she cared for their children alone Yun s courage and dedication inspire western Christians to examine their own commitment and to truly value the religious freedom we possess Here ends the secular discussion on fighting for religious freedom.There was a deeper process going on for me How much do I believe The story relates the occurrence of miracles in the life of Yun almost like a modern day Acts of the Apostles Do I believe these Or do I root around for rational explanations In places where practicing your faith means life or death, doesn t it make sense that the astonishing can occur When this man shares his excruciating tales of physical and emotional desolation, where do I see myself in my commitment, or better, in my comfort Miracles don t come cheap and the most wondrous miracle is a life transformed How far am I willing to let the Spirit take me Yun doesn t pray for the fall of communism in China He prays for a stronger spiritual back to face oppression in order to bringglory to God This courageous man speaks calmly about the real possibility that he will die in the mission field This is the vision of the Kingdom of God, and it humbles my small faith

  4. Natalie Vellacott Natalie Vellacott says:

    I felt uncomfortable when reading this book firstly due to the title Should anyone really name themselves The Heavenly Man I found the many miracles almost unbelievable and would like to have seen other sources that supported his version of events I m just not sure I can accept that these things really happened and as another reviewer has pointed out, several of the stories mirror things that happened in scripture down to the last detail Yun s escape from prison I wouldn t recommend this I felt uncomfortable when reading this book firstly due to the title Should anyone really name themselves The Heavenly Man I found the many miracles almost unbelievable and would like to have seen other sources that supported his version of events I m just not sure I can accept that these things really happened and as another reviewer has pointed out, several of the stories mirror things that happened in scripture down to the last detail Yun s escape from prison I wouldn t recommend this as it may confuse a non believer or a not so discerning believer

  5. Stacia Stacia says:

    I didn t really enjoy this book I knew there was a lot of controversy surrounding the book right about the time I started reading it I asked some missionaries that we know in China what they thought of him Unfortunately, they know him through an American speaking engagement rather than the house church movement in China Anyhow, while I want to keep my mind open to the possibility that God can does work in miraculous ways I found this book over the top I ve read a couple other missionary bio I didn t really enjoy this book I knew there was a lot of controversy surrounding the book right about the time I started reading it I asked some missionaries that we know in China what they thought of him Unfortunately, they know him through an American speaking engagement rather than the house church movement in China Anyhow, while I want to keep my mind open to the possibility that God can does work in miraculous ways I found this book over the top I ve read a couple other missionary biographies and those seemrealistic, God works miracles but its not on every page I also found that he continuously took verses out of context and never once in the entire book did he fully explain the gospel I think that to give at least one presentation of what he told others would be helpful otherwise I m lead to believe he simple told people to repent of their sins, which isn t sufficient, I believe There were also several times in which his story paralleled stories in the Bible a little TOO closely For example, he escapes from prison passing 2 or 3 guards, and then the iron gates are from some reason open He goes to a friends house, where they are praying, and the daughter is so excited to hear his voice that she forgets to open the door Read Acts 12 6 19 minus the angel and change the servant to a daughter and its basically the same story And that s not the only one While I m not ready to call him a fake, a fraud, or a liar, I m ready to put the brakes on and not accept whole heartedly what he has said I m going to assume that for the most part his story is true, however, he maybe the events are exaggerated in his mind or something I could continue with my opinion, but I ll spare you

  6. Dana Roberts Dana Roberts says:

    This story is not likely true I have attempted to contact Brother Yun about some of the issues I raise here But his staff member says he will only answer questions at one of his programs Does that make sense Can you imagine Billy Graham requiring this, surrounded by an adoring crowd, with a few hundred people wanting to thank him Of course the offer was disingenuous Yun is muchpopular among Christians outside his own Henan Province Here are the problems 1 The larger fellowship of This story is not likely true I have attempted to contact Brother Yun about some of the issues I raise here But his staff member says he will only answer questions at one of his programs Does that make sense Can you imagine Billy Graham requiring this, surrounded by an adoring crowd, with a few hundred people wanting to thank him Of course the offer was disingenuous Yun is muchpopular among Christians outside his own Henan Province Here are the problems 1 The larger fellowship of Christian leaders in Henan Province have distance themselves from Yun and his claims Many of the independent churches in Henan first learn about Yun from Yun HIMSELF, during their testimony time They just assumed that Christians do not lie And just how many people has Benny Hinn healed through his anointed ministry 2 This is the second Chinese autobiographer that claimed a miraculous life akin to Paul in the Book of Acts The first Chinese pop author to do so was Nora Lam Her miraculous escape was made into a movie, China Cry Alas she was exposed and admitted her lies 3 Thosefamiliar with the present situation in China say the Chinese tend to exaggerate to make for a better story Claims about Watchman Nee made outside of China do not accord with the testimony of those attending the Shanghai Christian Assembly in the 1940 a and 50 s One I spoke to attended his trail in 1956 There are indeed great stories from China about faith in the midst of suffering Yet they are without mighty power miracles They readlike The Hiding Place, than The Heavenly Man They are published by small Chinese presses A further caveat Christians need to remember the Bible requirement of witnesses The greater the claims, the greater the need for evidence Two witnesses for some things 500 for thewondrous.In 2001, I visited a Christian church in Xiaolin, Henan That s the small city famed for Gungfu There were no seats in the sanctuary Many stood before its walls praying One of the Deacons told me that they wish I could stay and teach them Greek They are concerned about false doctrine and misinterpretations of Scripture They desire good seminary Bible school instructionthan short term missionary evangelists Reviewers note Just checked a new book, China s Opening Door Author Dennis Balcombe details some of the mighty events of the Christian church in Bro Yun s own Henan Province Nothing about Yun s miracle exploits Why not The author did meet him in China just before he left for America Yun is shown in a picture looking healthy, even athletic Balcombe details the faith of other Christians there, but not Yun Why

  7. Ebookwormy1 Ebookwormy1 says:

    I m not sure why I am unable to give this outstanding book 5 stars While many Christian biographies tend to be weighed down by an author s infatuation with their subject and autobiographies the self importance of the subject, this book falls into neither of those pits Indeed, I was incredibly impressed with Brother Yun s humility in admitting his mistakes and missteps He even shares occasions where the LORD supernaturally directed him through visions and or prophecies of others but he disre I m not sure why I am unable to give this outstanding book 5 stars While many Christian biographies tend to be weighed down by an author s infatuation with their subject and autobiographies the self importance of the subject, this book falls into neither of those pits Indeed, I was incredibly impressed with Brother Yun s humility in admitting his mistakes and missteps He even shares occasions where the LORD supernaturally directed him through visions and or prophecies of others but he disregarded the leading and went his own way He talks about making ministry an idol in his life and trying to balance his responsibilities as pastor with the legitimate claims of his wife and children He shares about challenges, struggles and imperfections of the house church movement in China, as well as his difficulties in understanding the church of the West These honest, and seemingly fair, assessments give his accounts of the LORD s miraculous interventions a greater weight He talks about healings, miracles of many kinds, and the joys and sufferings of the Chinese church, including his own imprisonments and torture He shares his personal struggles with God, his anguish and questioning of the LORD and his experience of finding Him faithful, again and again.This is a powerful book Wandering through a difficult valley myself, I found strong identification with his struggles and nourishment for my soul through his experiences This isn t the best writing you ll ever read, but the frank, conversational style may make it the most sincere And while it is clear Brother Yun is a man of the Bible much of his phrasing and metaphor is scriptural his account lacks the sanctimonious tone that is so off putting The first 50ish pages were challenging for me as someone who struggles with a series of chronic maladies, not one, but TWO miraculous healings almost discouraged me from continuing, but I m glad I did, and I think others will find this read an excellent investment of their time Highly recommended 4 stars.For those who would likeinformation to complement this biography, I would also recommend Randy Alcorn s historical fiction work Safely Home and David Aikman s non fiction exploration of the Church in China, published as Jesus in Beijing.____________Reading this book again in summer of 2015, and interacting on Goodreads I thought this comment I posted on a detractor s review would add substance to my review Ebookwormy I did a cursory search on the issues you raised 1 I cannot find anything that Nora Lam was ever completely discredited nor that she repented I did, however, find a lot of information about her multi million dollar ministry and concerns about her finances But nothing that proved her story was false.The matter of Brother Yun seems different First of all, Brother Yun has NOT made a fortune off his story and does not live a lavish lifestyle of an evangelical mega Further, this Open Letter from the co author Paul Hattaway addresses many of the concerns you raise it seems the main concern you have is with the miraculous accounts in the book I ve read the book before and happen to be taking another turn through it, and I don t see any bad theology being taught, but I do find myself challenged by the miraculous, as you seem to be Is it possible that the God of the universe would CHOSE to intervene in countries in which the gospel is oppressed through methods he is not regularly using in open countries After all, don t most generals bring their most powerful weapons to the front lines of the battle _______________________Finally, there is one other thing I see occurring in the admittedly few Goodreads reviews I read Some people write that every Christian should read this book, or that Brother Yun is so incredible I think, from the tone of the book, that Brother Yun would agree that he is not the hero Jesus is the hero Every Christian, and non believer too, should read the Bible This book is helpful and inspiring testimony of a person following Jesus, but Jesus story in the Bible is the one that saves Let s stop looking for heroes in Evangelicalism to make us feel superficially good about ourselves and hold tightly to the hero of Jesus Christ who is the only one who can satisfy our souls both here and in for eternity.Update 2018.I recently completed Jennifer Lin s marvelous Shanghai Faithful I would commend it to readers of The Heavenly Man Lin s work is a narrative non fiction memoir of her Protestant family in China, beginning with the first convert of her lineage in the mid nineteeth century and continuing to today Highly recommended.https www.goodreads.com review show

  8. Talia DeBenedictis Talia DeBenedictis says:

    Praise God for the Chinese house church movement This book is an auto biography of Brother Yun, a leader of the Chinese house church movement in the midst of the Communist government A few thoughts responses God has been and IS powerful and miraculous God doesn t require our ministry to be in relationship with Him The opposite of life is not suffering it is the absence of God In suffering we experience and know Jesus the only means to true joy and peaceA quote from the book that captures a Praise God for the Chinese house church movement This book is an auto biography of Brother Yun, a leader of the Chinese house church movement in the midst of the Communist government A few thoughts responses God has been and IS powerful and miraculous God doesn t require our ministry to be in relationship with Him The opposite of life is not suffering it is the absence of God In suffering we experience and know Jesus the only means to true joy and peaceA quote from the book that captures a lot and challenges my faith When people hear my testimony they often say, You must have had a terrible time when you were in prison I respond, What are you talking about I was with Jesus and had overwhelming joy and peace in his intimate presence 4 not 5 stars because, I don t think he would take offense, Brother Yun is not a writer and sometimes the book can feel like a diary

  9. Derek Derek says:

    We read this as a family a few years back, but the story has never faded It is definitely one of a kind Brother Yun went through some of the most extreme torture, both physically and mentally, while he was in China, but he experienced the most important thing in life too, God mercy and grace He fasted forthe 40 days, I don t remember exactly, but definitely experienced a life empowered by the Holy Spirit It is intense, but it definitely is a life changing book.

  10. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this bookIt 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 Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus Interspersed with his personal account are contributions from his wife, Deling, made mostly during her hu About this bookIt 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 Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus Interspersed with his personal account are contributions from his wife, Deling, made mostly during her husband s frequent periods of imprisonment You will remember where you were the first time you read this life story It s a watershed book that will turn the reader to prayer and praise Series Non fictionSpiritual Content Over 250 Scriptures from title page to back cover are quoted, mentioned or referenced An huge, amazing amount of Faith, witnessing and praying H s are not capital until the Repentance part at the end The Lord speaks to Brother Yun many times and sends him visions as well Many mentions of those in the Bible and book of the Bible Many songs are sung and written out Martyrs for the Cross and how they were killed At very low times, the enemy would tempt Brother Yun Note Many mentions of other religions and demonsFood was the god of the criminals in that prisonNegative Content Minor cussing including three forms of stupid and four shut up s though one I would overlook, see Here Curses are said but not written Blood wounds semi detailed to can be detailed Prison, Beatings, and Torture are all afflicted Mentions and stories of those who were beaten and or killed for their Christian Faith it s heartbreaking, and bluntly put Mentions of murder a couple mentions of drowning Mentions of committing or thinking about suicide Mentions of drinking Mentions of brain out of it s skull and feeling like your brain will explode Mentions of human waste prisoners urinating on Brother Yun Pus and oozing sores Sexual Content Brother Yun calls the Three Self Church a harlot it s repeated and said a total of four times A few mentions of prostitutes and seduction A couple cell mates say they raped women no details A mention of two women who were kidnapped and used as s x slaves A few mentions of abortion and being force not to have anybabies When talking about his wife, Brother Yun saysAfter our marriage Deling and I had thought about having a baby, but at the time my name and photo was plastered everywhere by the police so we didn t get the chance to spend much time together On one occasion before I was arrested I secretly sneaked home and during that visit my wife conceivedNote A mention of a mother s chestIn those days I was just like a baby sleeping in the arms of his mother, peacefully suckling at his mother s bosomA couple mentions of private body partsThe next morning the guards took me out from the cell and practiced martial arts on my body They killed and pouched me to the ground and ordered several other prisoners to stomp on my chest and private partsAndAs a result a horrible plague struck, causing many prisoners to die Infection entered men s bodies through their backsides and private partsBrother Yun P.O.V told by Brother Yun and sometimes his wife, Deling 372 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens One Star and a half Early High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Five StarsMy personal Rating Five StarsWow I could start off this review about five different ways I m not sure which one to pick Maybe the one where I start off saying how my heart is in China Or how I was so excited to read this book Or that I shockingly didn t cry at all while reading this novel Or that I never write or underline in a book, but in this book I did Or that I ve never read a book with so many Scriptures in it or beautiful songs Or that if I ever meet Brother Yun who I would probably slip up and call him Mr Brother Yun and pump his hand like a well And give him a hug For inspiring me, for opening my eyes even , for his worshiping through the awful prisons he was in He says on page 187,I didn t suffer for Jesus in prison No I was with Jesus and I experienced His very real presence, joy, and peace every day It s not those in prison for the sake of the gospel who suffer The person who suffers is he who never experiences God s intimate presencecapital H mine I love his look on this He was beaten horribly every time he was arrested But yet, he rejoiced become he knew that The Lord had put him there to be a witness Which reminds me of Ester 4 14And who knows Perhaps you have been madefor such a time as thisVOICE And he was I loved when Brother Yun pointed out this ScriptureAs for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for goodGenesis 50 20 NASB That isperfect for what Brother Yun went through He was tortured, beaten, attacked spiritually and physically but he stood firm in the Lord, trust and waiting on Him I want that kind of Faith.I want to share one song Brother Yun sings that I truly loveFirst comes blood, then anointing oil First we must be clean then we receive blessing from the Lord First we must experience Calvary, then will come Pentecost Cross, cross, forever my glory His blood has washed my sins away Only through the blood of Jesus I actually did some research and found the music online you can listen to it for free HERE Isn t it beautiful Link to sheet musics, words and different versions.I could go on and on about this book It s definitely a keeper for me It was a harsh eye opening book, but it showed me how the Lord works and that Christ is being shared in a country near to my heart Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author I received this book for free from the Publisher Monarch Books for this review

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