Book Review: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee (Five Stars)

Book Review: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee

Five Stars out of Five.

“Too many Christians have all the doctrine but live lives that are a contradiction to it. The whole principle of Christian life is that we go beyond what is right to that which is well pleasing to him.”

A small, but well-presented book. Based on Paul’s letter to Ephesians, this book explores our position in Christ (sitting), our life in the world (walking), and our attitude toward the enemy (standing). This text is clear and easy to follow, yet profound. Far surpasses the wordy, self-referential works of later writers.

Interesting that a man who lived and worked in China seventy years ago is so popular today, but he was so effective there that he spent the last twenty years of his life in prison. Many of his works were published while he was in prison.

“[God] asks us to live a life we can never live and do a work we can never do. Self is the only obstacle to that life and that work. ‘O Lord, deal with me.’”