The English edition presents Watchman Nee’s own work in the English language; he was directly responsible for its translation and editing. Any differences. The Normal Christian Life has ratings and reviews. Dave said: Oh. My. God. This is the best book I’ve ever read–and I absolutely mean that wit. Th s book s a work of love and obed ence for my Father n heaven, my Lord. Jesus Chr st sa d that there are few on th s The Doctrine of the Christian Life.

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This book is almost too good. After the publication of my book in Chinese, quite a number of missionaries asked for an English edition.

Examples have greater value than precepts, because precepts are abstract, while examples are precepts carried into effect. Aug 26, Dave Borders rated it it was amazing. If we try to eliminate examples from Christianity and leave only its precepts, then we have not much left.

May I remind my readers that the book is not intended to be studied in a hypothetical way.

Here are my favorite quotes: The difference is, we CAN have the faith, the hope, the trust, the love, and the obedience of Watchman Nee because it is not his own doing Is it necessary for a child to be told explicitly how to do everything? Jun 27, Jackie Bak rated it it was amazing. Jan 19, Amanda rated it it was amazing. God is the eternal God; He takes no cognizance of time, and His will and ways all bear the stamp of eternity.


In The Normal Christian LifeWatchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans.

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Watchman Nee was an amazing man as well, as I learned reading a biography. Christianity is not only built upon precepts, but also upon examples. A search on the word, dwell, would search for dwell, dwelling, dwelling’s, dwells, dwelt, and dwelled. It is natural, therefore, that these things have been the burden of our ministry. There is depth that is understandable; something not always found.

The Normal Christian Life

Only what God has set forth as our example in the beginning is the eternal will of God. Each chapter could almost be seen as a book in itself. However, through Christ, the beliver has all squi needs to access that better–and more real–life. Feb 14, Dustin rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the Congressional record, The Normal Christian Life is highlighted by Smith as thhe among his most popular and influential books.


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Definitely not a light-reading type of book. Jon, thanks for your comment on the post. It is having burdens. Nee is encouraging, intelligent, and deep as he discusses what the normal Xn life should look like. We must not try to die to our sin but realize that we are in fact already dead to it. Admittedly, it is a bit difficult to relate to Watchman Nee for two reasons: One could say the material is elementary to the Christian faith; it is – and as such shouldn’t be lightly skimmed or assumed any more than one’s multiplication table in elementary school.

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It’s nevertheless a worthwhile read. Truly astounding what a difference this book has made in my perspective.

If all we want is the truth of God, then the difficulty of understanding the book should prove no serious barrier to normak reading of it. Contact Us Sitemap Copyright Policy. I believe I’ll have to say “thank you” to Nee when we meet in heaven.