Li Ren Shares True Story about ‘A Frog Out of a Deep Well’

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New book recalls life struggles of author during wartime China to becoming successful surgeon.

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“A Frog Out of a Deep Well” is a moving story of how one man traveled and met genuinely kind people to assist him on his journey of overcoming obstacles in his life.

Author Li Ren admits that the struggles he experienced early in his life have helped him build his character and become the successful man he is today. He shares his story with readers in “A Frog Out of a Deep Well” (published by Xlibris).

A board-certified general surgeon, Ren recalls in this book the abject impoverished condition of his childhood in wartime Chinese countryside. He observed with revolting indignity of how the downtrodden and trampled poor lived. He joined the revolutionaries in the Communist campaign hoping to catapult them to become the master of the new country, but he failed to see that dream become a reality. He recalls the generosity of many mentors, missioners and local clergy to overcome the odds. He enrolled in the Milan Medical School and met more people dedicated their efforts to support the missions abroad in the 1950s. He compared Western traditions with some Chinese cultures and found the humanity is not a West or East tradition, but an innate human nature.

A practically stateless citizen in the 1950s, Ren had no place to go nor was he welcome in many countries because of the then-existed antagonistic status in Mainland China versus Taiwan. He expounded some of his unconventional philosophy of life and urged his progeny to learn and practice with conviction.

“A Frog Out of a Deep Well” is a moving story of how one man traveled and met genuinely kind people to assist him on his journey of overcoming obstacles in his life. It reflects a powerful message that humanity has no boundaries and it goes beyond race, religion and education.

“A Frog Out of a Deep Well”
By Li Ren
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781499081237
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781499081244
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781499081220
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Li Ren is a Chinese national who endured wartime hardship in an isolated mountain valley with his grandmother and mother until he was 20 years old. He never travelled beyond what a day’s walk distance and had no cash in his pocket. His contacts with missionaries exposed him widely to Christian teachings and became a believer by conviction. After the Communists took over Mainland China in 1949, he slipped out to Hong Kong, Italy, Canada and United States. He realized his chance of becoming a general surgeon was a rare fulfillment and repeatedly expressed his heartfelt gratitude to many wonderful people he met en route. Aside from going to medical school, he also wrote, taught and gave frequent conferences on Confucian culture. He has two children and 10 grandchildren.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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