Early last year (2007) I read a remarkable book, The Heavenly Man. It is the story of Brother Yun, a persecuted Chinese house-church pastor who escaped to the West in 2001 and now lives in Germany with his wife and two children. A new book by Brother Yun, Living Water, will appear in July. The man and the first  book have been attacked by several sources, mostly from within the house-church movement
inside of China. They see him as a fraud. If you read the book you will
understand why. All of this underscores the real danger of public
ministry for anyone who has been used by God at all. Other Christians
delight in attacking the credibility of a servant of the Lord whom they
do not like or trust. Some Chinese underground leaders clearly do not
trust Brother Yun. The Internet includes a number of articles and
responses about this man and his ministry. I have read a great deal of
this material our of real interest. I am convinced Yun’s life is
credible. I have drawn real inspiration from his work.

If you are interested in a much longer blog that I have written on Brother Yun I included it today on my other blog spot:
I will follow this story more in the coming days as Brother Yun’s new book, Living Water, is released by Zondervan in mid-summer.


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  1. Chris Criminger May 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks John,
    I read Brother Yun’s first book several years ago and it was like reading a modern book of Acts all over again. His faith under persecution is an example for others to follow. I look forward to reading his next book. You are the first person to tell me this which is another reason why I love your blog!

  2. Richard May 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    would any one know if, where and when Brother Yun will be speaking in the United States again?

  3. Jessica July 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Zondervan is working to bring him to multiple cities between Sept 13 and 27. Contact me for more info if you’d like as I am helping to arrange his visit and select sites…

  4. Chris G April 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I have also read the book The Heavenly Man and have drawn much inspiration from this book… although i truly felt quite insignificant as a Christian after reading this. Brother Yun is slated to come to Ft. Myers 1st Assemblies of God Ministries in November… God Willing… I pray he makes it…. I truly would like to meet him and if possible, request to be baptized from this true soldier of Jesus

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