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: www.transformissionalchurch.com.
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.