The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1957, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee in 1957. Historical information concerning Brother Lee's travels and the content of his ministry in 1957 can be found in the general preface that appears at the beginning of volume 1 in this set. The contents of this volume are divided into three sections, as follows: 1. Fourteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan. According to available records, some of the messages were given in May. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Testimony and the Ground of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Fourteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in September. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Administration of the Church and the Ministry of the Word and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. Ten messages given in Taipei, Taiwan. These messages were previously published in a book entitled What the Kingdom Is to the Believers and are included in this volume under the same title.
Born in 1905 in northern China, Witness Lee was raised in a Christian family and educated in English-speaking schools. At the age of 19 he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and consecrated himself to preach the gospel. Early in his service, Witness Lee met Watchman Nee and began to labor together with him. In 1949 Witness Lee was sent by Watchman Nee to Taiwan to ensure that the things delivered to them by the Lord would be preserved. In 1962 Witness Lee came to the United States and began to minister here. He ministered in weekly conferences, delivering several thousand spoken messages until 1997. He gave his last public conference in February 1997 at the age of 91. His major work, Life-Study of the Bible, comprises over 25,000 pages of commentary on every book of the Bible from the perspective of the believers' enjoyment and experience of God's divine life in Christ through the Spirit.