Item description for Cantar de los Cantares. El by Watchman Nee...
Overview The Song of Songs is based upon messages given by Watchman Nee in 1934. This book was originally published in 1945 in Chungking, China.
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Studio: Living Stream Ministry
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.57" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1998
Publisher Living Stream Ministry
ISBN 1575939568 ISBN13 9781575939568
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More About Watchman Nee
Watchman Nee became a Christian in mainland China in 1920 at the age of seventeen and began writing in the same year. Throughout the nearly thirty years of his ministry, Watchman Nee was clearly manifested as a unique gift from the Lord to His Body for His move in this age. In 1952 he was imprisoned for his faith; he remained in prison until his death in 1972. His words remain an abundant source of spiritual revelation and supply to Christians throughout the world. For more details concerning Watchman Nee, please see www.watchmannee.org
Watchman Nee was born in 1903 and died in 1972.
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Excellent Oct 4, 2007
I have read and studied a number of Watchman Nee books over the years, right along with the Scriptures. I must say that this is one of the very best. I am very glad that I ordered it and had some time to examine it.
This Watchman Nee book focuses in considerable detail on "The Song of Songs" (that is the Hebrew title, though this Old Testament book has gone by other names, including "The Song of Solomon" and "Canticles"). Though originally viewed by some early Church authorities as controversial (probably because of its supposed prurience), "The Song of Songs" was ultimately accepted and approved as "cannonical" and has subsequently proven to have been a favorite of various Christian "mystics" over the centuries.
However, beyond perhaps being told somewhere along the line in passing that it is an allegory about Christ (as the Bridegroom) and His love for the Church, it has unfortunately remained a largely obscure and little studied book for many modern day Christians. That no longer need be the case! Nee's writings, which are quite accessible and easy to read, can really open up this portion of the Scriptures to a much fuller understanding. And, after one carefully studies "The Song of Songs" with the help of Nee's little book, they will clearly see why so many "mystics" have been drawn to it.
Now, over the years, some very sincere and respected believer-scholars have regarded the "Song of Songs" as mainly an allegory. Others, however, just as genuine and well-meaning, have instead claimed that the book is primarily a straightforward historical account of a special romance which occurred between King Solomon and a Shulammite woman which is intended to serve as a model of joyous and honorable marriage. Well, I say, why can't it be both!?
In his little commentary, Nee takes the allegorical view. In it, he proceeds line by line in the poetry that comprises the "The Song of Songs" and explains how the account marvelously and beautifully chronicles and unfolds the stages of a believers relationship with God through Christ, progressing from the initial calling and pursuit, to the believer's increasing desire for deliverance from the self and the "world", to full spiritual development and union.
One suggestion: I think that Nee's book on "The Song of Songs" is targeted to a more spiritually mature and experienced Christian and might not be entirely suitable for those who may yet be "new in the Lord".
Deep calls to deep Jul 25, 2005
Outside of the Bible and "My Utmost for His Highest," this book had the greatest impact on my personal Christian walk. It is not a book for babes nor casual Christians. It's meat and more meat. If you want a deeply intimate, passionate, unquenchable love relationship with Christ, take this book to heart and apply its teachings. It is not an easy read and I found it most productive to read small sections at a time. This is followed by meditating on and praying over each learned tidbit. It is a precious, passionate, crystal clear exposition of a spiritual truth tragically unknown to most Christians. If you truly desire an intimate relationship with God; get, read, mull, digest, and apply the teachings of this book. I am on my third reading and continue to learn from it. Nee was truly endowed with the gift of divine perception.
Uses Scripture to Interpret Scripture May 7, 2005
Song of Songs is one of those perplexing books in the Bible that contains mysteries. Watchman Nee makes a qualifying statement in the introduction on symbolism. He describes the use of figures of speech in all works, including the Bible. It is this feature which makes for different interpretations of a book like the Song. Other Bible teachers have interpreted this book in a totally different way, seeing the Shulamite turning down Solomon's advances and the "he" in the various passages being someone else. When pronouns such as "he" are not directly connected to an identifying source of origin, it's easy to see how there can be different interpretations.
Another example of this can be found in the phrase about "the lily of the valley," which most people use to refer to the Lord Jesus. Nee interprets that as the Shulamite, i.e., that she is just a common lily among many others.
Having said all that, Nee's study is still benefical. You can tell he is thoroughly Bible literate as he constantly uses the Bible to interpret the Song. He traces various symbols back to other passages. The insights he brings in this study remain valid because the general theme is built on orthodoxy. He isn't advancing any "new gospel" but deepening an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"Song of Songs" brings reader closer to Christ Feb 9, 2002
Watchman Nee, with his simple yet profound approach to life in Christ, leads us deeper into understanding the relationship Father God desires with us as He prepares us to become the bride of Christ.
Nee reveals a God-centered purpose to this often misunderstood treasure of Holy Scripture. For those who regularly underline key passages and thoughts, there are two options. Put away your markers or be prepared to highlight the entire text. I found it difficult to read large portions at one sitting due to the depth of discovery revealed by this wonderful saint's insights.
It's an exellent challenge for those who want to draw ever nearer to the Lord.
A must for anyone seriously in love with Jesus. Jun 7, 1999
This is my favorite Christian title. It unlocks the mysteries hidden in the Song of Songs, and helps bring understanding for the individual of his/her growing position along side the Bridegroom. This book is a treasure!