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If you really Nee to know Who was Watchman Nee? Discussions regarding the life and times of Watchman Nee, the Little Flock and the beginnings of the Local Church Movement in Mainland China

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Old 02-21-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default New Book by Philip Lin: "Of God Who Shows Mercy: Watchman Nee Anecdotes"

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Brother Watchman Nee’s spiritual ministry has been a rich supply to many Christians worldwide, and his name is familiar to many believers all over the world. After going to Hong Kong in February 1950 to conduct a special conference for the church there, he returned to Shanghai on March 17, and was arrested and imprisoned in 1952, and died in prison in 1972. In this book, readers will come to know many valuable anecdotes of Brother Nee which have not been published. This book presents many forgotten anecdotes of Brother Nee from several sources. Anecdotes come from Brother Nee’s testimony in his writings, The Collected Works of Watchman Nee; from one of the deacons in the church in Shanghai in the 1940s and the financial audit director in Brother Nee’s Shanghai pharmaceutical office, Brother Zhang Xikang; and from Brother Nee’s prison cellmate, Brother Wu Yuchi. This writer received much reliable first-hand information concerning Brother Nee’s life since his return to Shanghai from Hong Kong in 1950 until his death in prison. The materials covered in this book, particularly since 1950, have never been published in English and are now made available for the first time. Brother Nee’s faith in the Lord never changed. He poured himself out for the care of the churches. From these anecdotes, we see what a good pattern he was for us to follow.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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From these anecdotes, we see what a good pattern he was for us to follow.
It's one thing to read a biography about someone to learn about who they were. It seems to me that a focus on anecdotal stories about someone is more about attempting to create some kind of 'wow' factor in how that person is viewed.

I remember attending some of the semi-annual trainings, and the blendeds always seemed to make a point to share little stories about how faithful/diligent/disciplined/etc that Lee was. It always got some oohs and aahs from the audience. But that seemed to be the only purpose in hearing such stories about him, to impress all of us with what kind of person he was.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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After reading Sacrifice and Sail On by Philip Lin ,
It would be best served to read a Watchman Nee biography from a perspective less skewed.
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