If you are a member of an institutional church (i.e. you meet in a religious building, practice empty pagan rituals, pay professional staff members, etc.) this book will not be much help to you. I recommend reading "Pagan Christianity" by Frank Viola. However, if you are seeking first-century Christianity... this book is worth the read! The first book I read from Nee was the classic, "The Normal Christian Life." Great book! One of my favorites! After doing some reading on the house church I realized Nee was also known for radical recovery efforts to bring the ekklesia (church) back to its first-century origins. So... I read this book. Most of the book centers on the life of an apostle/worker. In today's terms... Church Planters! Now... I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church... was on staff for 6 years... it wasn't long ago I believed all the apostles were dead and no more. I come to discover, among MANY other things, that apostles are still very much alive and on the front line of what Christ is doing with his church. This book is very thorough when it comes to the work of the apostle/worker/church planter. If you are wanting to know more about the role of the apostle and how he/she is to function... you definitely want this book. Many will have a problem with Nee's seemingly rigid approach to church by locality only. Nee believes that churches should only divide on the grounds of locality. His biblical evidence and reasoning for this is very convincing. Nee's book also touches on other aspects of the church. He goes on to briefly describe the roles of the prophet, pastor/teacher, the evangelist (preacher), elder, etc. He even discusses our favorite topic of all: FINANCES! After reading Nee, I highly recommend you read "SO YOU WANT TO START A HOUSE CHURCH?:First-Century Styled Church Planting For Today" by Frank Viola.