Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope. By Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan is by far one of the most intriguing books I have ever read. From start to finish it was a compelling story of two intertwined spiritual journeys. This is a candid story of how God brought an over-controlling mother and her resistant homosexual son to repentance and joy in Christ.
I really appreciated the style in which this book was written. The chapters oscillate between mother and son both sharing their thoughts and feelings at different points along the journey. This allowed me to sympathize with both sides of the story through their struggles and made the book quite unique.
The story was well told and carried the voice of authenticity all the way through. I really appreciated Christopher’s openness in sharing his thoughts and struggles concerning how he viewed homosexuality as a core part of his identity. Angela was also very open about her struggles for her son.
I highly recommend Out of the Far Country to anyone interested in a great autobiography of a mother and son wrestling to find fulfilment only to be left empty by what they were chasing and to be awakened to new life in Christ. The retail price of Out of A Far Country is $14.99 (Paperback), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $9.25. I gave it five stars (and would give it more if I could).
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