About Amana Literature
Amana Literature, formerly known as, India Gospel Book Room, is a representative of Living Stream Ministry which is a non-profit corporation that is primarily dedicated to the publication of the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, and publishes the books of Living Stream Ministry with a permission. Just as these two servants of our Lord Jesus Christ faithfully continued the heritage of ministry that the Lord delivered to the church, it is our aim to follow their faithful pattern by distributing the riches of Christ for the building up of the Body of Christ. Their writings focus on the enjoyment of the divine life and on the building up of the church, the goal of the work of God with man in this age. For this very purpose translation has been going on presently in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Mizo, Oriya, Gujarati, and Punjabi.
Amana Literature is burdened to build up translation team for every language in India for translating the Holy Word for Morning Revival, title books, Life-Study of the Bible, and Hymns as food supply for all the saints. If anyone has the burden to participate in this matter kindly contact us.
Amana Literature has one goal: to supply spiritual food for the nourishment of all believers that they may grow in the divine life for the sake of the building up of the Body of Christ.
Statement of Faith
Holding the Bible as the complete and only divine revelation, we strongly believe that God is eternally one and also eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, the three being distinct but not separate. We hold that Christ is both the complete God and the perfect man. Without abandoning His divinity, He was conceived in the womb of a human virgin, lived a genuine human life on earth, and died a vicarious and all-inclusive death on the cross. After three days He resurrected bodily and has ascended to the heavens. He is now in glory, fully God but still fully man. We look to His imminent return with the kingdom of God, by which He will reign over the earth in the millennium and in eternity. We confess that the third of the Trinity, the Spirit, is equally God. All that the Father has and is, is expressed by the Son; and all that the Son has and is, is realized as the Spirit. We further believe that mankind is in need of God’s salvation. Though we were absolutely unable to fulfill the heavy demands of God’s righteousness, holiness, and glory, Christ fulfilled all the requirements through His death on the cross. Because of Christ’s death, God has forgiven us of our sins, justified us by making Christ our righteousness and reconciled us to Himself. Based on Christ’s redemption, God regenerates the redeemed with His Spirit to consummate His salvation, that they may become His children. Now possessing God’s life and nature, the believers enjoy a daily salvation in His Body in this age and the eternal salvation in the coming age and in eternity. In eternity we will dwell with God in the New Jerusalem, the consummation of God’s salvation of His elect.
Watchman Nee — A Seer of the Divine Revelation
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.
Christ is the Son of God who died for the redemption of sinners
and resurrected after three days.
This is the greatest truth in the universe.
I die because of my belief in Christ. — Watchman Nee
Witness Lee — A Bondslave of Jesus Christ
Witness Lee (1905-1997), a bondslave of Christ Jesus, labored selflessly throughout his entire life and poured out his being for his Lord’s interest. Born in 1905 in northern China, he was raised in a Christian family. At age 19 he was fully captured for Christ and immediately consecrated himself to preach the gospel for the rest of his life.
Early in his service, Witness Lee met Watchman Nee, a renowned preacher, teacher, and writer. Witness Lee labored together with Watchman Nee under his direction. In 1934 Watchman Nee entrusted Witness Lee with the responsibility for his publication operation, called the Shanghai Gospel Bookroom.
In 1949, Witness Lee was sent by Watchman Nee and his other co-workers to Taiwan to insure that the things delivered to them by the Lord would not be lost. Watchman Nee instructed Witness Lee to continue the former’s publishing operation abroad as the Taiwan Gospel Bookroom, which has been publicly recognized as the publisher of Watchman Nee’s works outside China. Witness Lee’s work in Taiwan manifested the Lord’s abundant blessing. From a mere 350 believers, newly fled from the mainland, the churches in Taiwan grew to 20,000 in five years.
In 1962 Witness Lee felt led of the Lord to come to the United States, settling in California. During his 35 years of service in the U.S., he ministered in weekly meetings and weekend conferences, delivering several thousand spoken messages. Much of his speaking has since been published as over 400 titles. Many of these have been translated into over 14 languages. He gave his last public conference in February 1997 at the age of 91.
Witness Lee’s ministry emphasizes the experience of Christ as life and the practical oneness of the believers as the Body of Christ. Stressing the importance of attending to both these matters, he led the churches under his care to grow in Christian life and function. He was unbending in his conviction that God’s goal is not narrow sectarianism but the Body of Christ. In time, believers began to meet simply as the church in their localities in response to this conviction. These local churches were soon established throughout all the Western hemisphere. In recent years a number of new churches have been raised up in Russia and in many eastern European countries