Brother Yun Writing Styles in The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

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Perspective

The story is written in first person, partly from the perspective of Yun and partly from his wife, Deling. There are also brief sections from two of Yun's brothers in Christ who witness his miraculous escape from prison. This division is not confusing and offers a less-restrictive point of view than is typical of first-person stories. Yun's side of the story sometimes differs from Deling, which provides readers with a broader look at some aspects of the story. For example, Yun says he is arrested when he and Deling go to get their marriage license but tells nothing more about the incident other than saying that it happened. Without Deling's perspective on that point, the reader would have been left to know nothing else about the incident. However, Deling tells her side of the story, including that she waits for Yun for a long time, but he never...

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