This is the second time buying this book. First was when a Chinese Christian friend told me about Watchman Nee and suggested I buy this book. After I read it and danced for joy over some of the simple truths which finally crystallized in my heart through Mr. Nee's words, I ended up loaning it to a friend who lost it! I had to have it in my library so I bought it again.
The analogies he uses are so gripping and simple that they spoke to me on a visual level as well as his words stimulating and challenging me on a spiritual and intellectual level.
This book really makes Romans, and the whole concept of what Christ did for us on the cross, come alive in a unique way!
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.