Chinese immigrant Angela Yuan and son Christopher had no idea the journey that lay ahead of them. Out of a Far Country (WaterBrook Pres, May 3, 2011) is the true chronicle of their pathways to wholeness.
The authors share the story of their broken relationship…about a family in crisis. A story about coming out…and coming home, co-authored by Chinese immigrant Angela Yuan and son Christopher Yuan.
Son Christopher discovered at an early age that he was different. And when college led him away from home, he felt free to pursue a lifestyle immersed in homosexuality and drugs that led to being arrested, sent to prison and an HIV diagnosis.
Discovering her son’s secrets, Angela, who was also dealing with an unhappy marriage felt overwhelmed. Distraught, planning to say her last good-bye, she set out on a trip that would end with suicide. But God had other plans.
With raw honesty, mother and son share their amazing story of the power of love and what prayer can do…along with the redemption and restoration of a family in crisis. Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.
In contrast to the Chinese “Tiger Mother” image, Angela Yuan gave up her own expectations for her son Christopher and her family, offering instead forgiveness and unconditional love.
With her family’s ideal life planned out, Angela was devastated when Christopher turned his back on his traditional family for a gay lifestyle, along with partying and selling drugs. His decision along with her unhappy marriage, was too much for Angela to face.
Planning her suicide and a final train journey to say goodbye, God interrupted Angela’s plan and set her on a new path, one where even Christopher’s imprisonment and HIV diagnosis could not deter her.
Written with raw honesty by both mother and son, Angela and Christopher share their incredible true story of forgiveness and the power of unconditional love. A journey of two prodigals, mother and son, who found there way home again.
Authors Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan speak to groups nationally and internationally. Angela is a businesswoman and advocate for Chinese-American cultural causes. Christopher teaches at Moody Bible Institute (MBI), holding a B.A. from MBI and an M.A. in biblical exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. from Bethel Seminary.