The Holy Spirit gave Mr. Nee such insight as to explain the simple truths of Christianity! I have been struggling for over 20 years with understanding how the blood of Jesus is acceptable to the Father and now I finally get it! And that was just the beginning. Chewing on the Scriptures that Mr. Nee used made what Jesus did so real. I read over and over the first few chapters and that is as far as I've gotten. I just wanted to encourage new and old believers of Christ to pick up this timeless book. The basics of Christianity explained.....how we are in Christ, etc.God bless.
The Normal Christian Life is a true classic! This book has helped me to finally grasp Paul's presentation of the new life for a new law in Romans. I believe Nee's book cries out to Christians in America to identify with Christ and the new law of love. It has been my experience that most Christians in America only give lip service to this "new life" and are still living by the old law in the old man. I pray that we will learn from Nee what Paul meant when he said, "The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God." Nee's book is heavy evidence that God speaks through the Chinese too! Imagine that. I pray this book makes it on to your shelf with pen and highlighted markings galore.
I struggle even now to describe this book other than saying it is definitely one of my all-time favorite books. Nees depth of insight and ability to communicate with colorful imagery and language is simply amazing it really makes for not only an informative read, but an entertaining read as well. Nees concept of the normal Christian life is that it is a life marked by sacrifice identified with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and if only more followers of Christ really understood this biblical principle, Nee believes that the world would witness truly transformed individuals by the power of God.Nee uses as his backdrop the Book of Romans and walks the reader through the writing of Paul to demonstrate the significance of the blood sacrifice of Christ, the death of Christ on the cross and then the resurrection of Christ from the grave. There are far too many wonderful examples that Nee uses to lividly describe the biblical principles put forth in Romans and other books of the Bible in fact, one of the amazing things about this book is how comfortable Nee is with the entire Word of God; he continuously drops in references and verses from almost every book of the Bible, Old and New Testaments!Two things that really stood out to me in this book were Nees insistence on the believer truly understanding the significance of the Body of Christ, the church, and each persons role in being an vital part of that body. The other part that really struck me was his last chapter where he talked about a life of service being a life poured out at the feet of Jesus the essential element is that our lives satisfy Christ, because He is worthy, and that our primary concern is not taking care of the poor or the homeless, but rather satisfying our Lord and Savior it really is about perspective and focus Christ is the only thing we should have our eyes on as we evaluate our lives!