Last week I finally got round to reading The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. This was one of the books that lots of other people have read, with very positive comments, and so I wanted to get stuck into it.
The book is a challenging read, not because of the writing style, but it is difficult to read the pain and suffering that Brother Yun suffered. It really challenged me about my own perspective on life, and left me 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.
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 church in China is seeing God meet with people and do amazing things amongst that great nation. Brother Yun can be seen as a ‘Paul’ of this day, as he has influenced thousands around the provinces of China by preaching the amazing good news of God, our saviour.