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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[Audiobook Review] "The Heavenly Man" by Brother Yun

The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun is a fascinating look into the life of a Chinese Christian as he attempts to disciple others and bring the Gospel to his fellow people. Brother Yun gets thrown in prison countless times, the last time miraculously escaping by walking out the the front gate, and then escaping out of the country. Many people told him he should leave the country, but he chose to stay to bring the Gospel to his people. There's a lot in this book I may be skeptical about as it tends to border on Pentacostal/Charismatic dreams/visions, and a bit of it almost seems as if it's lifted right out of the book of Acts and placed in a modern-day context. Seeing what I have seen in my many trips around the world, however, dreams and visions can be common place, and yet we must line them up with Scripture. Brother Yun's sole purpose was to always bring glory to God and share the Gospel with everyone, despite the protests of his government. I still remain skeptical of some parts of the story.

This being an audiobook on MP3, the sound was good and the narration was well done. The narration was performed by two different readers, switching off between Brother Yun's point of view and his wife's point of view. It made it feel more as if you were there.

Publisher's description:
You've seen the headlines - government crackdowns on Chinese house churches; mass arrests and human rights violations...But this intensely dramatic autobiography makes it real! Learn how God took a young half-starved boy from Henan Province and enabled him to stand strong on the front lines for Jesus, braving horrific opposition and impossible odds.
You may purchase the physical book from the Amazon link provided above or purchase the audio from the above link or from Christianaudio.com itself.

This audiobook was provided free from Christianaudio.com in exchange for an unbiased review.
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