New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 2, Mar 2013

Tow, Timothy, ed. Prophets of fire and water [221.92 PRO] “This book is a record of selected messages preached at the FEBC (Far Eastern Bible College) Bible Conference, Genting Highlands, September 5-9, 1988. The theme of the Conference is “Declaring All the Counsel of God in Perilous Times.” While the “Perilous Times” mentioned in the Conference theme relates to the end of this age, we felt an exposition on the lives and acts of Elijah and Elisha, “Prophets of Fire and Water” during a perilous stage of Israelite history, might throw light on the crisis the Church is going through today.”

Wiersbe, Warren W. Meet yourself in the parables [226.8 WIE] “The parables are both mirrors and windows. As mirrors, they help you see yourself. As windows, they help you see life and God. In the parables, Jesus deals with subjects you cannot afford to treat lightly: Salvation, forgiveness of others, love for minority groups, the right and wrong use of money, prayer, motives for service, and more. If you find yourself jolted by what you learn from these stories, give thanks to God and then apply the lessons to your life.”

Sarfati, Jonathan. Refuting evolution : a handbook for students, parents, and teachers countering the latest arguments for evolution [231.765 SAR] This book was produced in direct response to a book published by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) – a book meant to teach biology teachers how to teach evolution so that their students would believe it. In an amazingly concise refutation of the NAS’best arguments for evolution and long ages, Dr Sarfati’s incisive mind lays bare the shallowness of that apologetic for the prevailing culture-myth of our times – that everything made itself without a creator…It is the clarity of the logic that makes for the book’s compactness.”

MacArthur, John. The Jesus you can’t ignore : what you must learn from the bold confrontations of Christ [232.95 MAC] “What you think of Jesus Christ will thoroughly colour how you think about everything else,” writes John MacArthur. This is a critical truth in the life of every believer. Our view of Jesus affects the way we view God, the world, ourselves, and every one of our decisions. These days, Jesus is often portrayed as a pacifist, a philanthropist, or a docile teacher. He strikes a plastic—and sometimes pathetic—pose in the minds of many. Some prefer the meek and mild Jesus who heals the sick, calms fears, and speaks of peace and goodwill. These things do represent a portion of the Messiah. But tragically, too many have never been exposed to the rest of him. They have never seen a full 360-degree view of the Saviour. Until now. John MacArthur walks through the gospel records and shows you a remarkable and compelling picture of the Jesus you can’t ignore.”

Malarkey, Kevin. The boy who came back from heaven [236.1092 MAL] “In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered a horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex, and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious, and the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. And, most amazing of all … of meeting and talking with Jesus.”

McDowell, Josh. Answers to tough questions about the Christian faith [239 MCD] How do I know God exists? Can you prove Christianity to be true? Why does God allow evil to exist? These questions and dozens more can be found in this book.

Chai, Ling. A heart for freedom : the remarkable journey of a young dissident, her daring escape, and her quest to free China’s daughters [248.246 CHA] “A tale of passion, political furor, and spirtual awakening. An inside look at China, then and now. A love song to a now forbidden country. And the inspirational true story of a woman who has dedicated everything to giving people in China their chance at a future.”

MacArthur, John. At the throne of grace [242.5 MAC] A collection of prayers, including prayers on worship and the attributes of God, on joy and longing, the cross and the gospel, personal holiness, and more.

James, G.D. There is hope [243 JAM] Contents: There is hope — Failure is not final! — The antidote for anxiety — The power of praise — God’s sovereign remedy for worries — When deity kissed humanity — Evangelist, the hope of the world — Good news for you — Miraculous dealings of our master — Transformation of the mind — Education for eternity — The joy of sharing — The brevity of time — The pursuit of love — Taste and see — A ripper of a story — Message for modern man — The greatest lesson I have ever learned — True satisfaction.

Arthur, Kay. A marriage without regrets [248.4 ART] “Wherever you are, wherever you’ve been…God has a plan for your marriage, so that someday you can look back and know you did it God’s way – with no regrets. Through real-life stories and God-given precepts, Kay Arthur shares the truths that have transformed her own life and countless other marriages for the past 25 years. Learn God’s ground rules for marriage as you discover what the Bible says about resolving conflict; understanding each partner’s role; communicating clearly with compassion; improving your sexual relationship; training up children who turn out right; becoming financially wise; respecting and keeping your vows to each other; responding biblically if your mate wants to walk away.”

Bevere, John. Relentless : the power you need to never give up [248.4 BEV] “Christians were never meant to “just get by.” You were created to rise above adversity and display greatness! The author explores what it takes to finish well.

More than a strategy for survival, the book offers you a fresh new mindset, one that enthusiastically declares with the apostle Paul, “I delight in difficulties.” Its biblically grounded truths will equip you to flourish in every season of life.”

MacArthur, John. Slave : the hidden truth about your identity in Christ
[248.4 MAC] John MacArthur uses deep Bible teaching and historical evaluation to expertly uncover the one forgotten word that restores the Bible’s definition of true Christian freedom. What does it mean to be a Christian the way Jesus defined it? MacArthur says it all boils down to one word: Slave. “We have been bought with a price. We belong to Christ. We are His own possession.”

Trobisch, Ingrid. The hidden strength : rooted in the security of God’s love
[248.4 TRO] “Would you like strength to stand through the storms of your life? Ingrid shares ways to put down firm roots – and tap the hidden strength you need every day. The author will tell you about strength for every season of your life, and relate how to : build strength through individuality; maintain strength during stress; discover strength for a healthy marriage; develop strength in parenting; find strength after loss of a love. You can learn to stand strong every day – whatever the weather.”

Co, Henry See Cho. A cloud of witnesses : an affirmation of grace [248.5 CO] “Elder Henry Co See Cho went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2008. This is a collection of Elder Co’s biography, testimonies and writings. It stands as he and his wife’s thanksgiving to God and a witness to God’s goodness.”

Wright, H. Norman. Finding your perfect mate [248.84 WRI] “…rich in guidelines and practical exercises designed to help you make the choices that will lead to the kind of marriage you have always longed for!”

Farris, Michael. What a daughter needs from her dad : how a man prepares his daughter for life [248.8421 FAR] “A father of six daughters shares insight, wisdom, and powerful truths from the Bible on being a father to daughters.”

Farrel, Pam. 52 ways to wow your husband : how to put a smile on his face [248.8425 FAR] “Need some tips on how to wow your husband and add spark to your marriage? Pam delivers this and more in her creative, woman-to-woman style through inspirational stories, Godly advice, and easy-to-read offerings that include: wow assignments: simple wisdom: Bible verses and wise words to help you cover your spouse with prayer; wow dates: creative ideas for everything from simple activities to weekend getaways.”

Arthur, Kay, Emilie Barnes and Donna Otto. Youniquely woman [248.843 ART] The authors share “the wisdom and life experience they have gained in their years of following God and being wives and mothers. Offering straight talk on their mistakes and what they wish they’d known and put into action when they were younger, these dynamic women share specific ways you can make your life richer and more fulfilling, including how to live intentionally and follow the path God has for you as a woman; develop and carry out a biblically based vision for your home, marriage, and children; nurture your own spiritual life and the spiritual lives of your children.”

Harper, Tom R. Leading from the lion’s den: leadership principles from every book of the Bible [253 HAR] “Draws radical inspiration from the Bible’s ancient wisdom…unpacks one surprising principle from each of Scripture’s sixty-six books for a closer look at human nature, which – when understood – is the foundation of successful leadership.”

Shammas, Lebibi. Lebibi of Lebanon : martyr’s child [266 SHA] “It is not often that a book has been written about what has happened to the children of martyrs – the orphans of the martyrdom. This book is about one such child of a martyr, whose father at the age of thirty-seven was among thirty-six pastors who were locked in a church in Osmania, a suburb of Adana (the Apostle Paul’s home area) in what is now Turkey, in the year 1908 and burned to death.”

Liu, Isaac. Son of the underground : the story of Isaac Liu, son of “The Heavenly Man” [270 LIU] “His father was an enemy of the state. His mother was told to have an abortion. His teachers mocked him. He first met his father when he was four years old. He and his family lived for years on the run. Yet Isaac Liu, son of Brother Yun, survived to develop his own faith and character, and today is serving the Lord from his home in Germany.”

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Beck, Eleonore. God speaks to his children : texts from the Bible [220.9505 BEC] Bible stories from Old and New Testaments.

DVDs
The voyage that shook the world [231.765 VOY] 1 DVD (52 min.)
“In 1831, a young amateur scientist, Charles Darwin, boarded HMS Beagle on an epic five-year voyage of discovery. 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book “Origin of Species”. This documentary retraces Darwin’s journey, exploring the places and discoveries crucial to the formulation of his Theory of Evolution. Filmed in South America, UK, North America, Australia and Europe, this documentary features dramatic period recreations and stunning nature cinematography interwoven with scholars sharing their perspectives on the man and the controversy.”