"Watchman Nee" was born Nee Shi-Tsu in November 1903 in China. His mother, a Methodist mission convert, later changed his name to “Bell ringer,” or Watchman, with all the Christian connotations. He claimed conversion to Christianity in April 1920. Here is Nee's conversion account in his own words
On the evening of 28th April, 1920, I was alone in my room, struggling to decide whether or not to believe in the Lord. At first I was reluctant but as I tried to pray I saw the magnitude of my sins and the reality and efficacy of Jesus as the Savior. As I visualized the Lord's hands stretched out on the cross, they seemed to be welcoming me, and the Lord was saying, "I am waiting here to receive you." Realizing the effectiveness of Christ's blood in cleansing my sins and being overwhelmed by such love, I accepted him there.
In 1922, Nee initiated church meetings in Fuzhou, China that may be considered the beginning of the local churches. During his thirty years of ministry, Nee published many books expounding the Bible. He established churches throughout China and held many conferences to train Bible students and church workers. Following the Communist Revolution, Nee was persecuted and imprisoned for his faith and spent the last twenty years of his life in prison, where he died in 1972
Later Nee was introduced to the writings of Plymouth Brethren teachers like John Nelson Darby, William Kelly, and C.H. Mackintosh and promoted many of their teachings.
Here are the eleven of Nee's titles which are included in this Bible Analyzer Book Bundle,
Changed Into His Likeness
God's Plan And The Overcomers
Love Not The World
Resist The Devil
The Latent Power Of The Soul
The Normal Christian Life
The Release Of The Spirit
The Spiritual Man, Vol. I
The Spiritual Man, Vol. II
The Spiritual Man, Vol. III
Your author read some of Nee's books when he was a young believer and among other things they helped him understand some of the spiritual aspects of being a Christian.
As with any author, Nee must be read with discernment. Although there is much in Nee's works that is helpful and of value, they also contain beliefs that indicate a tendency towards mysticism, perfectionism, and other fringe beliefs. Again, read Him with discernment.