The secret toward experiencing its power is to let go of yourself and let Christ live instead of you. Having been raised Christian, I knew all the stories and could repeat what Jesus did for us, but most of that was conditioning and I had no personal identification with any of it. Reading about his walk is like attempting to play Michael Jordan in a 1-on-1 basketball tournament. Too often we try to please God through our own efforts. This is a new experience for me. One of the best Christian life books I've ever read.
Of all of his books, The Normal Christian Life is probably the most well known. This book has encouraged me in times of self- hate One of the best Christian life books I've ever read. Everything positive I wrote about the ebook edition of applies to this edition. Nee to ask God for a personal revelation that would shock me and show me how much I depended on God to rid me of my sinful nature. There are caveats, to be sure. I will be returning to this book often, I know. We don't have to live it; rather, we must allow Christ to live it through us.
Immediately following his conversion he began witnessing to his classmates and countrymen. Through Miss Barber, Nee was introduced to many of the Christian writings which were to have a profound influence on him and his teachings. This is one of the best books on basic Christianity that I have ever read. How does this one compare? He was a violent man who treated his slaves with complete contempt. He never answered any of his critics even when they told outright lies about him. Unfortunately, there are quite a few areas where, in my opinion, Watchman Nee misses the theological boat.
There is absolutely nothing flawed in it. If I could give this book more stars I would. But, if with his other hand he reaches out and catches it, the law of gravity is overcome by another law superior to it, namely the law of life. He proves to us that the body of Christ is founded on life and life consciousness. By doing so we will not only satisfy God, we will ourselves be satisfied and satisfy the needs of sinners. May the Lord graciously open our eyes.
Because God alone accomplished the first without our help, but we have a part to play in the second. Before reading, I wouldn't have been able to articulate the Gospel message effectively, but after, I finally felt I had something to stand on. Watchman Nee was an amazing man as well, as I learned reading a biography. I can't express what this book has taught me and how it has helped me come to a better understanding of the true meaning of the Gospel and the Christian life. I was also ecstatic when I found it for sale for a dollar at the local thrift store. If I really see this and put my faith in him, there is no absolute necessity for the experience of Romans 7. He spent the last 20 years of his life in prison and was severely persecuted by the Communists in China.
It was difficult to narrow the book down to just a few points. I haven't done a line for line compar Nee's classic study of the book of Romans. So many of the lessons Nee teaches in this book are lessons that I wish everyone could learn and that I had learned long ago. As was expected, in 1952, he was arrested for his faith and taken to prison, where he stayed until his death in 1972. When put together, the learning experience is just that more profound. The Christian life goes off-track when it forgets these fact Watchman Nee had a profound understanding of the normal Christian life, which is wholly different from the 'average' Christian life.
The eyes are one sense, the ears another. Thank you Lord for Watchman Nee! To Judas and even the Disciples this was a terrible waste should have been sold to help the poor, etc. Like others using this site, I own a lot of books but I don't treasure and revere all of them like I do those Nee wrote. Nee sat down and did not have a close relationship with anyone in the church. It's a brilliant explanation and exposition of what Paul is really saying in those pivotal chapters of Romans: namely, 5-8.
Many of us Christians today are men with overdeveloped souls. The normal Christian life consists of realizing and acknowledging the divine fact that Christians were not will be crucified with Christ in the first century A. The normal Christian life is a life lived contributing. Perhaps it's something about the keen Asian mind of Nee that brings exceedingly fine thinking to Paul's words and unpacks the text in a way that sheds fresh light on Christ's work. The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee 1903-1972 Reviewed by Dean Taylor Raised and educated in a province of Southern China in a town called Foochow, Watchman Nee prospered as a young man. God My first Watchman Nee book.
The normal Christian life consists of realizing and acknowledging the divine fact that Christians were not will be crucified with Christ in the first century A. But also read the thoughts and teachings of Eric Lidell, J. His message of grace and of the blood, cross, and life of Christ is amazing. He was always confident that God would vindicate him. Human nature, however, is prone to emphasize one side to the exclusion of the other side of truth. Everything positive I wrote about the ebook edition of applies to this edition.
We must not try to obey God on our own power for we will always fail but to let Him work out our salvation and redemption in us. I've been learning recently, and this book wonderfully confirms that lesson, that the most important lessons of the Christian life are those we've already learned but that need to be learned ever anew and more deeply. I found the great teacher. Imagine a simplified church with the purpose of equipping people to see the Kingdom multiplied among us. This is a study through the book of Romans. Several times, I was very close to putting the book down and not finishing. His transparent, humorous, down-to-earth style and sense of humor made him one of the most effective teachers of his time.