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Son of the Underground

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In the months before Isaac's birth, his father was in prison once again. His mother was forced into having an abortion, though seven months pregnant, because she was carrying the child of an enemy of the state. After desperate prayer, the night before she was due to go into hospital for the operation, she miraculously gave birth. Isaac met his father for the first time at ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published 2012 by Monarch Books
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Here in America we have little personal comprehension or experience of physical persecution or death for the sake of our faith in Jesus Christ. Son of the Underground, the story of Isaac Liu, his parents and his sibling, Yiling, is told in first person about their life in China, before they escaped with their very lives to Germany, for preaching the Gospel in China between the years of 1950 and the early 2000′s.

We know from the New Testament that when persecution becomes extreme, the Gospel spre
Clockstein Lockstein
Son of the Underground by Isaac Liu is about the son of the famous Heavenly Man, Brother Yun, who has a story of his own to tell. Isaac's father was in prison for preaching God's Word when Isaac was born. In fact his birth was just the first of many miracles in this young man's life. Growing up in Communist China, he faced persecution and disgust from his peers and people from his village because of his father's record as an "enemy of the people" for being a firm follower of Jesus Christ. Yun mi ...more
Jun 05, 2012 Annette rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Annette by: Kregel Publications
Isaac Liu's father was an "enemy of the state." His father was an evangelist and preacher in communist China. His parents as well as Isaac's paternal grandmother loved and worshiped Jesus. Isaac's grandmother he called Nai Nai, even in her old age she would walk many miles to neighboring villages for prayer meetings and worship. Nai Nai would take her grandson Isaac with her. Isaac's mother worked in the fields and his father was often in jail for failure to stop evangelizing others to Jesus. Na ...more

This book needs to be read by every Christian who doesn’t understand fully what persecution is or what it looks like. We need to be able to know what our Chinese Brothers and Sisters are going through as they literally live and die for Christ – which is something we don’t know in our freedom in the United States. When you begin the book you are introduced to life from Isaac’s little boy eyes, where his father is absent through no fault of his own and where his mom has to work in the fields all
His father was an enemy of the state. His mother was told to have an abortion. His teachers mocked him. He first met his father when he was four years old. He and his family lived for years on the run.

Yet Isaac Liu, son of Brother Yun, survived to develop his own faith and character, and today is serving the Lord from his home in Germany.

My Review:

Though I have not had the privilege of reading the story of Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man, reading the story of his son, Isaac Liu, was riveting.

Maureen Timerman
The life of young Isaac growing up in China is almost unimaginable for someone living in the USA. I have always been free to worship God, anyway I choose. A high price in personal sacrifice is required of any Christian in China.
He grew up with his Dad being away a good share of the time, or in Jail...being treated horribly and tortured for "Loving the Lord". I loved that his family has such deep routes in Christianity. When some days turned their darkest, you see God laying his hands on them wit
I loved getting to hear about this family from the son. It is remarkable what this family has endured to be committed Christians. We have it so easy. I always wondered how it was for Bro Yun's family because he was separated from them so much. God was a father to the fatherless, just as He promised. It is wonderful to hear how Bro Yun's son is continuing his legacy. Loved the book.
I can appreciate his frank honesty in his description of the struggles he had being the son of Brother Yun and the expectations that he felt were placed on him.
Jul 05, 2012 Vikki added it
Awesome power of God over this family!! :)
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