A giant among Christian guides, Nee invites the reader to move much deeper into a practicing Christian life, more than the reader thought possible. It is cited by many readers as the best book they have ever read, and a powerful study of Romans.
He began his church ministry in 1922 in Fuzhou, China. For 30 years he planted churches, wrote, and travelled to promote Christ. He died after 20 years as a religious prisoner, never ceasing to preach the gospel of Christ.
“What is the normal Christian life? We do well at the outset to ponder this question. The object of these studies is to show that it is something very different from the life of the average Christian. Indeed a consideration of the written Word of God–of the Sermon on the Mount for example–should lead us to ask whether such a life has ever in fact been lived upon the earth, save only by the Son of God Himself. But in that last saving clause lies immediately the answer to our question.”