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Monday, June 30, 2008

Brother Yun

I've just finished reading the book "The Heavenly Man", by a Chinese pastor called Brother Yun. It chronicles the story of his life thus far and is an account of horrific persecution of him and the Chinese church by their authorities. However, the overwhelming message is one of hope and encouragement for the help that God gives, even during our lowest points in life.

This book has challenged me massively - to focus on the important things if life and to try and re-centre my life on Jesus. It's a scary prospect as not many figures in the bible or in history who go "all out for Him" have a very nice time, but with the knowledge that He went through worse for us on the cross we can learn that the physical life is not all there is.

I dare you to read it!