New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 2, Dec 2019

Boice, James Montgomery. Ordinary men called by God: Abraham, Moses & David [221.922 BOI]

“Abraham never expected to be the father of a great nation. Moses never expected to be a great leader of a special people. David never expected to be Israel’s greatest king. But God called these ordinary men of the Old Testament to become extraordinary men of faith and accomplishment. Their examples of courage, faithfulness, and humility give practical lessons in Christian living and service to God. Read and learn the secret of true greatness.”

Stedman, Ray C. The fight of faith: studies in the pastoral letters of Paul: I and II Timothy and Titus [227.83 STE]

The apostle, Paul’s “life, intellect, and unconquerable spirit come alive as never before in this insightful look at Paul’s individual letters to Timothy and Titus. Here you will find Paul sharing intimately and personally, yet these letters contain some of the most profound theological insights found in Scripture. In these letters, Paul flings back the curtain of time and space to reveal the unseen realities of God’s eternal plan for the human race. As you explore the truths of these three pastoral letters of Paul, you’ll discover new depths of appreciation for God’s Word – and new encouragement and inspiration for your daily walk with Christ.”

Solomon, Robert M. Faithful to the end: a preacher’s exposition of 2 Timothy [227.84 SOL]

“Robert Solomon’s passion for biblical exposition helps us plumb the depths of God’s Word and let it cast its search lights on our lives so that we are taught, rebuked, corrected, and trained in righteousness (2 Timothy 3: 16). So read on to discover how you can remain faithful to the end.”

Ching, Samuel. Q & A of the Gospel handbook [230 CHI]

A personal evangelism resource.

Bailey, Brian J. The comforter [231.3 BAI]

“The following subjects pertaining to the Holy Spirit are treated extensively:
– The person of the Holy Spirit; The Ministry of the Holy Spirit; The Seven Spirits of the Lord; The baptism of the Holy Spirit; The nine gifts of the spirit; The nine fruits of the Spirit; The Spirit-filled and Spirit-led life…presents…a superb exposition on the nine fruits of the Spirit and the nine gifts of the Spirit.”

MacArthur, John. The birth of the King, Parts One and Two [232 MAC]

Contents: Part One. Chapter 1. The gracious King – Chapter 2. Virgin birth – Chapter 3. Who were the wise men — Chapter 4. Fools and wise men (pt. 1)
Part Two. Chapter 5. Fools and the wise men, part 2 – Chapter 6. The King fulfills prophecy, part 1 – Chapter 7. The King fulfills prophecy, part 2.

Geisler, Norman L. I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist [239 GEI]

“To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.”
The God who changes lives: remarkable stories of God at work today / edited by Mark Elsdon-Dew. 3 volumes [248.4 GOD] In these volumes, a variety of people describe how their lives have been transformed – often in dramatic circumstances – through an encounter with God. Some have been healed, some powerfully changed and others given the strength to face troubled times.

Bridges, Jerry. Growing your faith: how to mature in Christ [248.4 BRI]

“When we are gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ’s love for us, we want to draw close to Him. But what can we do to deepen our relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of us? And how can we be more like Him? … shows us how to:
• Feed your spiritual life by taking in the Scriptures
• Rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer
• Trust God during the trials of life
• Contribute our unique gifts to serve others”

Life Bible-Presbyterian Church. Exploring Christianity [248.4 EXP]

“…seeks to help you uncover precious truths from the Bible in a simple, clear and direct way — What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Is there a God? Who is He? If He exists, why is there so much suffering and unfairness in this world? Where does man go after death? These are important questions.”

Cheah, Kate. Sweet memories, sweet success: to the praise of God’s glory [248.843 CHE]

“For the post-war generation growing up during the swinging sixties and rolling seventies, Polar Café was the place for lazy afternoon high teas or rendezvous with sweethearts before the movies. Its unmistakable milkshake bar décor was simple, yet charming and nostalgic. Today, the old Polar Café is long gone, but its popularity and good name lives on as Polar Puffs & Cakes, delivering its unique brand of puffs and cakes to a new generation. A remarkable journey of an old rags to riches family business tottering on closure, saved in the eleventh hour. A teacher turned unlikely entrepreneur who overcomes all odds in love, life and business Unexpected late marriage, improbably motherhood and personal tragedy. A sage of an enchanting era now lost forever…of faded photographs and cherished memories. A celebration of life’s bittersweet experiences that always ends in triumph!”

Tay, Lilian N.S. Cancer and the bronze serpent: a symbol of power to heal [248.86 TAY]

“…Lilian opens her heart and life as she relates the harrowing journey that she underwent. Through the darkest moments of life, she found that her Lord Jesus Christ was always present and comforting. Faith stabilizes the emotions and feelings…Letting God take centre-stage remains uppermost in mind, through all of what cancer throws at her. His faithfulness is like an ever-flowing stream. A powerful encouragement for the reader who looks past the ordeal and seeks for divine meaning – through it all.”

Colson, Charles. How now shall we live? [261 COL]

“…shows that the great spiritual battle today is a cosmic struggle between competing worldviews. Through inspiring true stories and compelling teaching, they demonstrate how to:
– Expose the false views and values of modern culture
– Live a more fulfilling life the way God created us to live
– Contend for the faith by understanding how nonbelievers think
– Build a society that reflects biblical principles.”

Tada, Joni Eareckson. Life in the balance [261 TAD]

“Never before has it been so important for Christians to discover the answers God’s Word holds to our culture’s biggest ethical and social dilemmas. Every day, the 24-hour news cycle offers stories from around the world of unimaginable physical, mental, and emotional suffering. Yet more often than not, these stories and the underlying problems they represent are reported with no suggestions for resolution. Can it really be true that there are no solutions to our world’s biggest crises? Joni Eareckson Tada refuses to believe it. On her TV show, she has interviewed scores of people who have faced life’s toughest battles–and emerged victorious! In Life in the Balance, Joni and her colleagues take on some of the most difficult issues covered by the evening news, such as abortion, autism, eugenics, genocide, self-image, stem-cell research, end-of-life issues, materialism, and beyond. But they don’t just tell the stories; they dig deep into the Word of God to find real and lasting solutions to so-called “unsolvable” problems. Their goal is to help you apply the timeless yet timely truth of God’s Word to society’s greatest challenges.”

The National Council of Churches of Singapore. Many faces, one faith [275.957 MAN]

“…we are living in times of fundamental and rapid changes and challenges to our society, the region and the world at large in their civil and moral life, stability and security. It is therefore both important and helpful to document the rich legacy that Christians have contributed to our multi-faceted society…”

Wong, David W.F. The missing chopstick [823 WON]

“When her mother gave her a pencil box with a single chopstick in it, Kim asked why. She later learned that she had a twin sister who died soon after they were born. Did they come into the world a pair, and one was taken away? Follow Kim as she pursues the mystery of The Missing Chopstick , bewildered by strange papers hidden in a briefcase and unnerved by a gravestone hidden in the bushes. Finally, when the truth emerges one shadowy night, Kim finds that she must face a grief deeper than she can fathom, and make peace with a past darker than she can imagine.”

CDs
MacArthur, John. Introduction to Ephesians [227.5 MAC]

1 CD

MacArthur, John. The purpose of trials [241.3 MAC]

1 CD
“…no matter what you are facing, you can be confident there is a powerful purpose in your pain, suffering or difficulty. If you belong to God, an illness, unemployment, a fractured relationship – even the death of a loved one – happens for specific reasons all wrapped up in God’s sovereign, loving, nurturing embrace…helps you understand why a loving God allows bad things to happen, and how you can know real joy even in your darkest days.”

Henry Chong Ministry. 近在眼前 / 張漢林. = Close to the eyes / Pastor Henry Chong. [782.254 CHO]

1 music CD

DVDs

Heyboer, Ronny. Miracle in the jungle: the Living Waters Village [266 HEY]

1 DVD
“Ronny and Kay Heyboer serve the Lord among the Dayaks on the island of Borneo. They met in Australia and together they had a dream: spreading the love of God among the most remote tribes of Borneo. What started off with their family and taking care of one child, has now become a large team of international volunteers and the care for over 400 neglected children. They are building a children’s village for a 1000 neglected kids, and schools for another 1000. Here they will receive care and education and they are encouraged to bring the gospel back to their own tribes. This is their story…”