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Book Review: The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

the-normal-christian-lifeThe Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The talks were later compiled into a book by Angus Kinnear and were first published in 1957 in Bombay, India. In The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans. (Wikipedia).

Extract (p108)

God will not give me humility or patience or holiness or love as separate gifts of his grace. He is not a retailer dispensing grace to us in packets, measuring out some patience to the impatient, some love to the unloving, some meekness to the proud, in quantities that we take and work on as a kind of capital. He has given us only one gift to meet our need: His Son Christ Jesus.

As I look to him to live out his life in me, He will be humble and patient and loving and everything else I need – in my stead. It does not matter what your personal deficiency, or whether it be a hundred and one different things, God has always one sufficient answer, His Son Jesus Christ, and he is the answer to every human need.

Prepared for use as an Oak Hall leader.