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Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. Paperback – May 3, 2011

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Praise for Out of a Far Country

“Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan have told the story of their miraculous journey from broken lives, relationships, and
dreams to a place of hope and healing. Out of a Far Country brings home the living truth that in the midst of a broken
and hurting world, God is at work to redeem, renew, and reconcile his beloved. I’m particularly happy to endorse this
book because Christopher, like myself, was broken in prison and redeemed by Christ.”
—Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

“Out of a Far Country reads like a modern rendition of the prodigal son parable, only it is more gripping. The journey
taken by Christopher Yuan is rarely documented. Be prepared, for the raw emotions of both mother and son authentically
mark every page. The spiritual lessons to be gained from this book are many. May it gain a vast audience!”
—J. Paul Nyquist, PhD, president of Moody Bible Institute

“This is a moving account of how an Asian mother’s fragile love turns into a prayerful, patient, and tenacious force of
forgiveness. It is also a gripping narrative of a son’s search for belonging and meaning. Out of a Far Country breeds
hope in every despairing heart.”
—Lisa Espineli Chinn, director of International Student Ministries for InterVarsity/USA

“The Good Shepherd knows his sheep and calls them by name. Christopher Yuan, trapped in a life of drugs and sexual
addiction, heard that call and rose to follow Jesus. His and his mother’s account of that rising is a profound story of
redemption that all of us in this broken generation need to hear.”
—Duane Litfin, president emeritus of Wheaton College in Illinois

“Relevant, courageous, fascinating, and much more. I have known the Yuans for many years, and their walk is in line with
their talk. This important and needed story goes against the wind, but it is one hundred percent in the right
direction.”
—Dr. George Verwer, founder and former international director of Operation Mobilisation

“Out of a Far Country is a true-life parable of saving grace for a prodigal mother and a wayward son who needed God’s
forgiveness. Their story will warm the heart and lift the spirit of every parent who prays for a wandering child and
every believer who needs to be reminded why the gospel is good news.”
—Dr. Philip G. Ryken, president of Wheaton College in Illinois

“At one point, Angela and Christopher were living worlds apart. I have heard their story countless times, and it never
grows old. I know you will be amazed by the God who did the impossible to bring this mother and son back together.”
—Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International

“This is the story of God’s persistent chase of a wayward son through the prayers and love of a determined mother. But
even more, it is a testimony to the fact that loving God is a far more satisfying pursuit than following our own
desires. I am thankful that Christopher and Angela are willing to be so transparent about their journey. Christopher’s
desire to follow Christ regardless of the struggle stands as a model for all who desire to love God with all their
heart.”
—Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

“God snatched Christopher Yuan from a desperately empty life and offered him the hope of Jesus Christ. This is a story
of God’s redemption, love, and mercy in the midst of overwhelming sin and a heart that was far from God. Get two copies
of this book—you will want to give one to a friend who needs Jesus.”
—Dr. James MacDonald, senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

“The story of Angela Yuan and Christopher Yuan, Out of a Far Country, will minister rich grace and hope to mothers who
are praying for the return of a prodigal, to the prodigals they love, and to anyone battling a sinful addiction that
seems impossible to overcome. This is a deeply moving account of God’s amazing power and love.”
—Nancy Leigh DeMoss, best-selling author, host of the Revive Our Hearts radio program

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About the Author
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Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan travel nationally and internationally to speak at churches, conferences,
youth conventions, and colleges about God’s desire for prodigals of all types to return to him. Angela is a
businesswoman and advocate for Chinese-American cultural causes. Christopher teaches at Moody Bible Institute (MBI). He
holds a bachelor's degree from MBI, a master's degree in biblical exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School and a
doctorate of ministry from Bethel Seminary. Visit christopheryuan.com for more information.

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