When Mao removed the more than 10,000 protestant missionaries out of China in the late 40s, most feared that would be the end of Christianity there; but such was not the case. In spite of continued persecution, the church has grown at a staggering rate and it is now estimated that as many as 130 million may have converted. 'Heavenly Man' is about one pastor, Brother Yun, who endured unspeakable hardships for his faith, while seeing God work in remarkable, often miraculous ways. His story is but one of many of those who suffered greatly under this totalitarian regime and the amazing strength that endures today in the "back to Jerusalem" movement. One missionary called it "required reading" for anyone wishing to go to the mission field, because time has shown that greatest growth often comes out of great suffering.
Incredible book about the modern-day Church in China. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommended reading for every Christian.
Reads like a modern day book of Acts. It's incredible to see what God's been up to in recent years in the largest closed country in the world. Amazing read!
One of the best books I've ever read! I would recommend this to every mature Christian (I say mature as it does have some rather intense descriptions of what he went through)as a must-read. As horrific and shocking as what he went through was, I liked that he didn't overly emphasize it, but focused on how God "makes everything beautiful in His time" (Ecc. 3:11). It also includes some writings from the perspective of his wife. This book will make you feel pain, laugh, cry, put you in awe of God, and also causes you to, as 2 Corinthians 13:5 says, "Examine yourselves..."
How about your Christianity? Is it worth living for - or perhaps more importantly, is it worth dying for?