Lisa Grigg will review "The Heavenly Man" for the monthly book review at 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.

Lisa Grigg will review “The Heavenly Man” for the monthly book review at 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.

“The Heavenly Man” written by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway, is the intensely true dramatic story of how God took a young, half starved boy from a poor village in Hinan Province in China and used him mightily to preach the gospel in remarkable ways, despite horrific opposition.

Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency about the situation in China, where international economic investment ignores the brutal fact that persecution is still a daily reality for millions. Instead of focusing on the many miracles of experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasize the character and beauty of his faith.

In the 1970’s the Chinese church, like a rosebud that had been closed for a long time, started to open up and reveal its beauty and life to the world again. It was at this time that this young man met the Lord Jesus and committed his life to follow Him. He is one of God’s chosen leaders of this generation, a great fighter and faithful worker. He is a man of impeccable integrity and character, a noble man, a good husband and father. Brother Yun travels widely from his current base in Germany, while Paul Hattaway, an expert on the Chinese church, currently lives in Thailand.

Grigg, a resident of Pine Bluff for 16 years, was born in Camden to James E. and Mary Lorraine Clay. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia and a master of public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She was married to Donald E. Grigg, who passed away in 2010. She has been employed as a medical transcriptionist for 25 years. She is an active member of First Baptist Church, where she serves as vice president of Adults on Missions, is a Sunday School teacher, sings in the sanctuary choir and assists with the children’s choir. She is the co-facilitator for the Grief and Comfort support group, a Harmony Baptist Association ministry started in 2011.

Following the book review, refreshments and door prizes will be furnished. The public is invited to attend.