By Angus Kinnear
With thousands of books offered, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly prompted smooth Christian pondering. A devoted evangelist and talented Bible instructor, Nee stood opposed to the tide of chinese language Marxist atheism and Communism, and used to be imprisoned for his religion. during this revised version of Nee s biography, examine his notable existence and enable it encourage you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.
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Some years of prosperity passed, and then a transfer to Suchow, a city fifty miles west of Shanghai, put an abrupt end to the cloth business and threw the family's affairs into disorder. After twelve months there he was urged by his mother to apply for a fresh posting to Foochow on compassionate grounds, and to his joy, obtained it. While in Swatow the parents themselves had taken care of the children's education, drilling them in propriety and good manners and teaching them their first brush-written characters.
The "Notes on the Text" (at the end of the volume), besides acknowledging valuable sources and supplying hints for further reading, are designed to embody a fairly full bibliography of Watchman Nee's writings and edited addresses available in English up to the date of this publication, linked where possible with their date of origin and historic setting. The task of preparing this book has been a rewarding one in which I have been aware of the constant help of God. To His hands, for His use, I now entrust it ANGUS I.
Died 1890. Watchman s Parents: Ni Weng-hsiu (W. H. Ni) or Nga Ung-siu of Foochow, born 1877, the fourth of nine boys. Officer in the Imperial Customs Service. Died in Hong Kong, December 1941. Lin Huo-ping (Peace Lin) of Foochow, born 1880. Died in Swatow, 1950. Their Nine Children: 1. Ni Kuei-chen, born 1900 (Mrs. H. C. Chan). 2. Ni Kuei-cheng, born 1902 (Mrs. P L. Lin). 3. Ni Shu-tsu or Henry Nee (or in the Foochow dialect Nga Shu-jeo), born in Swatow, November 4,1903; renamed (i) Ni Ching-fu, (ii) Ni To-sheng or Watchman Nee.
Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee by Angus Kinnear