This is an intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite intense persecution.
Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasize the character and beauty of Jesus.
The Heavenly Man was awarded the Christian Book of the Year in 2003. The title comes from the name by which Brother Yun was known amongst the house church networks. He gained that name from one night of interrogation when he would only answer “I am a heavenly man!”, instead of revealing his true name, in order to protect other Christians from the police.