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

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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 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 ...

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Overview

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 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 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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Amazing story and highly recommended for church libraries.
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Brother Yun (Living Water) is an exiled Chinese evangelical Christian preacher and proponent of the Back to Jerusalem missionary movement. In this international best seller, he relates his experiences as an underground preacher in Communist China. Cristofer Jean, as the voice of Yun, and Jeany Park, as the voice of Yun's wife, Deling, offer sincere, well-modulated performances. A very intense title that may seem inspirational to some and fanatical to others. For strong Christian nonfiction collections.
—Beth Farrell

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825462078
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 351
  • Sales rank: 176,488
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brother Yun travels widely from his current base in Germany.

Paul Hattaway is the international director of Asia Harvest, an organization committed to serving the church throughout Asia. He is an expert on the Chinese church and author of the bestselling titles The Heavenly Man, which has sold more than 500,000 in English alone, and Back to Jerusalem.

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

    WARNING: DON'T READ THIS UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO BE CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT!

    Except for the second book like this, "Living Water", this is easily the best and most life-changing book I have ever read (not counting the Bible). It caused me to go before the Lord and have Him really, REALLY search my heart. The Lord caused me to find this book, BRAND NEW, on the shelf at a Salvation Army. Not looking like something I would read, I bought it for my husband - just because there was a book sale. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I have loaned it out I don't know how many times. I am planning to buy it on audio in the near future. It caused me to have a revelation of what it means to be REAL. Now God is making me real. I used to wonder why there was such a big difference in the way the followers of Jesus lived in the New Testament as compared to the way we are today. After reading this book, I understand. There are Christians, and then there are REAL followers of Christ. Now I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling. Now I will allow Christ to glorify Himself through my life, whatever the cost. All I can say is, if you are a Christian and you don't know what I'm talking about here, then you need to read to this book. But only if you desire to be a REAL seeker of Truth. Because this book, if prayed about before, during, and after reading, WILL change the way you look at yourself and the world around you. This book WILL stir you to get on your knees before God and allow the Holy Spirit to search and purge you of everything that hinders your relationship with God. This book will cause you to see that if you are not leading the lost to Jesus, you are falling short. And nobody has to fall short. Jesus has given us power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). He said that we have freely received, and that freely we should give (Matthew 10:8). So we know that we have been both commissioned and equipped with the authority and power to love others and lead them to Jesus. If you have not yet had a true revelation of this fact, READ THIS BOOK. You will know the things written in it are true because your spirit bears witness. It's not like you read this book and go, "Ok, that sounds right". You read this book and you go, "Oh. Oh!" If you have the Spirit of the living God in you, you are going to too FEEL the words as you read them. I could go on and on about this book. But just get it and read it and see for yourself. And get Living Water, too! It's the second part to this book. You won't regret it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Building your Faith

    This was the best book I have ever read. I am glad I got to read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to read a violent, harsh, faith-building book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2006

    A heavenly awakening

    After reading this book, you will have to question your own Christianity. Brother Yun truly depicts what a true Christian ahould be like!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2005

    Captivating

    This book chronicles the life of bro Yun in China and how his character was formed by an intimate relationship with his Saviour. It is a must read for every christian seeking to know the purpose of God for their life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Highly recommended!

    Paints a vivid picture of what the persecuted church in China is really like. Makes me realize how fortunate I am to live in a country where religious freedom exists. I now understand what it means to live for Christ.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    Awesome and inspirational!

    Highly recommended! This is a book that you will want to share with everyone. I have purchased multiple copies to pass on to others !You will not be disappointed. I seriously could not put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Brother Yun is a Heavenly Man!

    The Heavenly Man
    The Heavenly Man is an amazing true story of Brother Yun, a Chinese missionary. In his life Yun has faced brutal interrogations and tortures all for the sake of Jesus Christ. His passion in the Chinese house churches and Chinese prisons has changed all of China. Yun set a lifestyle of fasting and prayer. While in prison he went 74 days without food and water, only through God's power did he survive. He would later bring all his fellow cell mates to Christ including a rapist who went to prison for killing his best friend. Through strict devotion to God Yun changed the lives of all he came into contact with. Hearing true testimonies of people who have truly devoted their lives to God bring me such encouragement. This book will make you remember that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with the one and only true God. Yun never went to Sunday school or grew up in a Christian family. He came to this relationship through the power of Christ's name and through tedious devotion to reading the Bible. Yun gains respect through his humility and admission of his mistakes, he is not embarrassed to speak of how his pride got in the way or how his pacifism ruined the work of God. Yun speaks of the value of family and how at the center of Christianity is family, and how our earthly families can reflect how we have been accepted into God's family. He tells how the commitment and prayer of his family and friends helped him reach the wicked men on earth. If you are greatly seeking encouragement or if you are curious to hear about the power of God and the ways He can work in your life, this book is for you.
    -Lars Lindquist-

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

    Fantastic!!!!!

    This book is amazing, inspirational and emotionally charged book. I loved it!!! I couldn't wait to go home and read. I read it in a week. I couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2006

    Amazing Story

    Easily the best book I have ever read!...let's you see the inspiring story of brother Yun and makes you look at your own Christianity at the same time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    God is not dead hes surely alive

    How god helped pastor yun threw the toughest times a week ago i saw heaven is for real after the movie i felt like my life was changed for good my name is andrew if you want to talk to me about the lord leave a comment on the top bar put to drew i go to mountain meadows bible camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Wow!

    Wow!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    ...

    My mom had cancer,and she lived through with the power of faith and prayer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Changed my life

    Truly life changing. You will see God through a completely fresh set of eyes. We in the western, democracised world have it so easy that we're completely missing what God can do. Most importantly, God wants all of our heart, soul, and mind and Brother Yun exemplifies the peace that comes when one gives it all away.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

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    Absolutely amazing book! It's like reading stories from the New

    Absolutely amazing book! It's like reading stories from the New Testament. It just goes to show us that there's so much more God wants to do in and through us. We've settled in our busy lives and let too many "things" take our time and attention away from God and His will. I was very humbled by Brother Yun's powerful, heartfelt testimony. The prison escape story was absolutely amazing. I even went on Wikipedia to see what they said about it. They stated, "It is reported that the official investigation by the Chinese Government concluded that 'Yun received no human help in his escape.'" Love that! God is awesome! I only hope I could be as brave as Yun to keep my faith in the face of such intense persecution. Truly inspiring!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

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    A True Blessing!

    This book will open, enlighten and transform you heart and soul by the love of God in Jesus Christ that powerfully works and flows through Brother Yun. It is a rare and perfect gem; a true blessing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2005

    Couldn't put it down!

    This book captured me. It took me into this incredible journey of Brother Yun and his family. Every page that I read, left me thirsty for more of this incredible story. I literally could not put the book down until I finished the book.

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