New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 2, Mar 2014

Adams, Jay E. What to do about worry? [131.337 ADA]

Bridges, Jerry. Trusting God even when life hurts [231.4 BRI] “Why is it easier to obey God than to trust Him? Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us. But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. And before long we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives. Adversity is hard to endure, and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child? Grappling with His concern for us we ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?” In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God. As you begin to explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you’ll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely. Even when life hurts. – Publisher.”

The Bible promise book : one thousand promises from God’s Word[242 BIB] “Millions have embraced God’s promises and not been disappointed. With over 1,000 promises from this book, arranged in alphabetical order according to subject, this remarkable little book can be described in two words: absolute necessity.”

Schlink, Basilea. My all for Him[242 SCH] “What was it that gave the first-generation Christians their dynamism? What inspired them to share their faith before kings and emperors, to brave hardship, suffering, even death, taking their message to the ends of the then-known world? – A passionate love for Jesus Christ. Two thousand years later we need this burning love at a time when the very foundations of our Christian faith are under attack. This vital love for Jesus can be ours. Every situation, every aspect of daily life, offers opportunity to draw closer to Jesus until our one desire is to give our all for Him who gave His all for us.”

Benner, David G. Opening to God : lectio divina and life as prayer [248.32 BEN] “David Benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality and the Christian life…using the four movements of lectio divina, Benner explores prayer as attending, pondering, responding and being. Along the way he opens us to a world of possibilities for communion with God; praying with our senses, with imagination, with music and creativity, in contemplation, in service, and much more. Discover how prayer can be a way of living your life. Move beyond words to become not merely someone who prays, but someone whose entire life is prayer in union with God.”

Farrel, Bill. Single men are like waffles, single women are like spaghetti[248.4 FAR] “…guides singles through the process of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with members of the opposite sex. This book offers valuable help for single men and women as they learn to : work together more effectively; socialise with each other more enjoyably, date one another more successfully. This fun and informative book will help you …discover God’s plan for building lasting and meaningful relationships.

Tan, Khian Seng. How to hear God speak [248.32 TAN] Helps you to “deepen your walk with God by showing you the 15 steps on “How to Hear God Speak”.

Moore, Beth. When godly people do ungodly things : arming yourself in the age of seduction[248.4 MOO] “The seduction of God’s people by the deceiver is a tale as old as the garden, but we are always surprised when it happens. We must realise that Satan is a lion on the prowl and we are his prey. Writing with a passion fuelled by the biblical warnings of the schemes of Satan’s seductive activity and the broken-hearted concern of a teacher who receives countless letters from repentant Christians limping on the road to restoration, the author examines why devoted followers of Christ indeed can and sometimes do fall into the traps of Satan. Delivering dire warnings to Christians to safeguard themselves against Satan’s attacks, Beth writes, “We, Christ’s church, are in desperate need of developing His heart and mind in issues like these. The book is a guide to authentic repentance and restoration.”

Hybels, Bill. Becoming a contagious Christian [248.5 HYB] “Evangelism doesn’t have to be frustrating or intimidating. The authors believe that effectively communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need encouragement and direction. The book articulates the central principles that establish Willow Creek Community Church (US) as a church known around the world for its effective outreach to unchurched people. Based on the words of Jesus and flowing from the first-hand experiences of the authors, the book is a ground-breaking, personalised approach to relational evangelism…presents a blueprint for starting a spiritual epidemic of hope and enthusiasm for spreading the gospel.”

Joe, Isaac. More than faithful[248.5 JOE] “…I want people to focus on the faithfulness of God and his unchanging love towards you and me. Many times in the midst of my struggles and failures I have only seen my Lord always consistently faithful. Without Him me and my family would not have come this far. What He has done in my life He is also able to do for you.”

Orr, William. How to lead young children to Christ[248.82 ORR]

The story of the church [260 STO] “Tells the story of Christianity through stamps. The church began in Jerusalem when a group of 120 believers met together for prayer and worship. After being empowered by the Holy Spirit, they spread out to different parts of the Roman world, bringing the gospel with them. Everywhere they went, people were converted and churches were planted. Today, the church is the most extensive and universal institution in history. The story of the church has not always been smooth. Crises from within and challenges from without, there have been. At times, it seemed as if the church would not survive…some of the events of the church have left significant marks on the history of nations and are now commemorated on stamps…no collection of stamps can ever tell the full story of the church…I hope that what are displayed here is sufficient to give us an idea of how rich and exciting that story has been – Bobby Sng.”

Sahlberg, Corrine S. Please leave your shoes at the door : the story of Corrine and Elmer Sahlberg [266 SAH] “What do you do when you are the honoured guest and the special meal being prepared for you is a 10-foot python, slow-roasted over an open fire?…Corrine, missionary, wife and mother offers a glimpse into her thoughts, feelings, prayers – and letters to her mother written over the 35 years of ministry in Thailand. It is a story of just the everyday faithfulness of God in the life of a family whose dogged determination enabled them to serve Him no matter what the consequences might be.”

Lucado, Max. Fearless : imagine your life without fear[248.86 LUC] “Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith not fear was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision the day when you can trust more and fear less.”

Pullinger, Jackie. Chasing the dragon : one woman’s struggle against the darkness of Hong Kong’s drug dens [266 PUL] “Inside of Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime and sin. Prostitution, pornography and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was 20 years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. This book tells the whole amazing story – exactly as it happened.”

Liverett, David. This is my story : 146 of the world’s greatest gospel singers [782.254 LIV] “David’s book is truly a unique tribute to artists of the past and present. Seeing the pictures of current day artists among those that we call past legends gives me a greater appreciation of those who are still with us today. I now listen to folks like Bill and Gloria, Ben speer, Mosie Lister and many others with a different spirit and I thank God for their talents. – Robert Crichton, President, BBC Enterprise, Inc..”

Juniors

Moses in the bulrushes [222.12 MOS]

Stories of Jesus [232.9 MAR] Contents: Birth of Jesus — Boyhood of Jesus — John the Baptist — Marriage Feast — Blind Man — First Disciples — Daughter of Jairus — Crippled Beggar — Feeding of the Five Thousand — Jesus Walks on Water — Respectable or Repentant — Jesus is asked for Help — Centurion’s Servant — Sowing of Seeds — More Joy in Heaven — Good Samaritan — Man who Knocked — Foolish Maidens — Prodigal Son — Palm Sunday — Last Supper.

DVDs

MacArthur, John. Supernatural lessons from a natural disaster [236.23 MAC] 1 DVD
Exposition on Luke 13:1-5.

MacArthur, John. You can be an effective witness[248.5 MAC] 1 DVD

MacArthur, John. How to think and act in evil days, part 1 & 2 [248.4 MAC] 2 DVDs

MacArthur, John. The spirit-empowered life of Christ [232 MAC] 1 DVD
Exposition on Romans 8:12-13.

MacArthur, John. Answering big questions about the sovereignty of God [231 MAC] 1 DVD

MacArthur, John. How to listen to the Lord[248.4 MAC] 1 DVD
Exposition on Mark 4:21-34.