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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just out of interest: Books by Watchman Nee


by Matthew

Have any of you read any books by Watchman Nee?

7 Comments:

  • I have read "Release of the Spirit" and "How to pray"

    Good stuff!!

    By Blogger Jim, at Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:53:00 PM  

  • Jim,I have not read either of those.

    You did not find 'Release of the Spirit' a bit Charismatic or mystical?

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:30:00 PM  

  • Hi Matt.

    He is thought to have authored the "Kneeling Christian" by an unknown author. He certainly was a bit mystical and I would not say Charismatic enough. One needs to understand his background to understand his writings and certainly in those regards his writings can be considered rather orthodox.

    I would recommend you read Heavenly Man by Brother Yun, which may help you understand Watchman Nee and where he is coming from.

    By Blogger Craig Bennett, at Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:46:00 AM  

  • Craig, have you read any of Nee's books?

    I would agree that he was not really a Charismatic.

    'I would recommend you read Heavenly Man by Brother Yun, which may help you understand Watchman Nee and where he is coming from.'

    I heard Brother Yun speak when he visited Worcester. I have dipped into his book, though I have not read the whole work.

    I have not really indicated where I am coming from in asking this question.

    I have read several of his books.

    While I do not think every aspect of Nee's teaching is all that sound, there are is much in his writings which is very edifying.

    With his emphasis on accountability and the kingdom, I believe Watchman Nee's works should be of particular interest to those of us who are Free Grace.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:27:00 AM  

  • Matthew, he is mystical in the sense that he touches spiritual matters at a depth rarely seen in other's writings.

    He is not charismatic however in the sense we understand here in the west. If you read his biography you will get a far better understanding of how he thought and what motivated him.

    God bless,
    Jim

    By Blogger Jim, at Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:04:00 AM  

  • I have read Release of the Spirit and Sit, Walk, Stand.

    I would recomend to any believer especially new believers to read Sit Walk Stand. It is a short book that will help ground a new believer and a struggling believer in the only foundation that can be laid... that of Christ alone.


    I wish I could find my copy of Release of the Spirit. I feel I would get more out of it at this stage.

    I agree with you Matthew, Nee's writings should be of particular interest of those of free grace thinking. In fact I read Nee before I was awhere of any free grace teaching.

    By Blogger Kris, at Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:29:00 AM  

  • Kris, I have read 'Sit, Walk and Stand'. I thought it was very good.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:48:00 AM  

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