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Against The Tide: The Story of Watchman Nee

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The engrossing, moving biography of one of China's better-known Christians, the dedicated evangelist and gifted Bible teacher Watchman Nee.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by VICTORY P (first published 1969)
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Rex Barrett
Felt like a bit of a gigantic Wiki article. It's a good book lacking polish and connection to a larger story that was happening in China during Nee's life. That might not be a fair assessment, but it's my gut reaction.

I wanted to learn more about where Nee was coming from in his books. Wow, this guy loved Jesus.
A simple but spiritually inspiring biography of the Chinese Missionary, writer, and pastor Watchman Nee. From this humble little volume I was amazed on how much faith Nee and his colleagues had in the Risen Lord. Nee is to me, a wonderful example, even more so after reading this book, of a man who tried to become completely dependent on God and sensitive to the moving of the Holy Spirit. To reach his level of Biblical knowledge and wisdom, Nee decided not to continue on to secondary education (a ...more
Historically this book was interesting, though there are a couple of points - one in particular - which was not clarified within Watchman's life. At some point during a visit to Plymouth Brethren churches in the West, Watchman spent time with a highly regarded brother who took issue with some of Watchman's end time theology. The issue taken was apparently great enough that a large portion of the Brethren churches disassociated themselves from him up until the late 60's, however the author did no ...more
Ed Webbon
Good, honest commentary about a truly gifted and humble teacher.
Bruce Morock
Life changing for me
A helpful book that is clear, well written, and easy to read. However, you'll only find it interesting if you want to know about Watchman Nee's life. Kinnear carefully records many details of his life, but it doesn't include many exerts from his teaching or other information.
A biography of early 20th century Chinese evangelist and Bible teacher Watchman Nee. A very moving account of his dedication to the Lord's work, especially as communism began to arise and take over the country.
If you like Watchman Nee this book is worth the read. As far as biographies go, this is not the most well written nor captivating. I can really only suggest it if you really like Watchman Nee's books.
Shanon Eubank
A must read for anyone interested in Watchman Nee and/or reading his books.
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