New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 3, May 2014

Wilkinson, John. Jerusalem as Jesus knew it : archaeology as evidence [225.9 WIL] “In this lucid and scholarly guide to the sites in and around Jerusalem that legitimately can be linked to Jesus, John Wilkinson provides not only the details of where events took place, but analyses the reasons for their occurrence, drawing on research that combines a first-hand knowledge of archaeological discoveries with an interpretation of the Gospels and other ancient sources. Beginning with a brief look at Galilee, the life and traditions in the village of Nazareth and the site at Capernaum, where Jesus may well have visited and preached, the author then evaluates the cultural conflict of the Jews in Judea, and the political position of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day, when Pilate was governor. A plan of Jerusalem as it was then makes it possible to visualize the layout of the ancient city, while diagrams and photographs pinpoint the scenes of many New Testament events. The Temple, built by Herod the Great, was the focal point for Jewry during the lifetime of Jesus, although the powers of its ruling body, the Sanhedrin, had been curtailed. Against this background of religious and political unrest are placed some of the major events in Jesus’ ministry: the teaching in the Temple, the healings at Bethesda and Siloam, the raising of Lazarus and the final entry to Jerusalem. The visitor to such sites and others – The Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Golgotha – will be greatly enriched by John Wilkinson’s insight and explanation of the Gospels as they relate to these places and events.”

Hyde, Glen. Angel flight 44 : the true story of two dedicated pilots, a 60-year-old airplane, and the amazing Hurricane Katrina Mission that birthed a new aviation ministry [231.73 HYD] “A book born out of supernatural flight missions that saved countless lives by the grace of God. Not to be confused with the pre-exising “Angel Flight” medical air transportation organizations, the new “Angel Flight 44” ministry revealed in these pages has its own unique mission – and a most miraculous beginning. The miraculous adventure of humanitarian relief that pilot Glen Hyde and co-pilot Denny Ghiringhelli experienced is a remarkable tale of mercy in the face of catastrophe, and the love of God expressed through his supernatural intervention. Two world-renowed ministries partnered with a veteran aviator and his Douglas Super DC-3, an American Airlines 767 captain, numerous companies, and a storm-wearied pastor in Slidell, Louisiana, to obey a call from God to help hurting people. However, this relief mission not only saved many hurricane victims…it forever changed the lives of the people who conducted it.”

Tan, Patrick. A life transformed [248.2 TAN] “No one is too bad to change for the better. Here is an account of a young man who had stumbled through a dysfunctinal family situation and a reckless adulthood only to find that there is a God who loved him and wanted the best for him. Through the grace of God, Patrick has found his identity, life’s purpose, and a community for service. Be inspired and be moved to experience that transforming grace of God as you read Patrick’s story.”

Bridges, Jerry. The pursuit of holiness [248.4 BRI] “Looks at such topics as: What God has provided to help us live holy lives. What is meant by the scriptural statement that we have “died to sin”. Practical guidelines for detemining right from wrong. The struggles we have with physical overindulgence and unloving attitudes. How our reason and emotions influence our will. How habits and personal discipline play a part in holy living. Whether you are continuing a long and serious quest in the practice of holiness, or have never really thought about it, the principles given here will serve as an impelling challenge to obey God’s call.”

MacDonald, Gordon. A resilient life [248.4 MAC] “It makes little difference how fast you can run the 100 metres when the race is 400 metres long. Life is not a sprint; it is a distance run, and it demands the kind of conditioning that enables people to go the distance.”

Eshleman, Paul. The touch of Jesus [266 ESH] “Experience the excitement as Paul Eshleman shares the action-packed story of the “Jesus” film and the teams who are taking it to the far corners of the world. Read what happened when the film was shown over Iraqi national television, in a Soviet concert hall in Stalin’s birthplace, to resistant Nigerian Muslims in Africa, near the “Killing Fields” of Cambodia, in Shining Path guerilla territory inside Peru. The book will inspire you to consider the Great Commission in a new light – as an attainable goal in our generation. Discover how you can have a part in helping bring the Light of the world to people who have never heard the name of Jesus!”

Roberts, Neel. No solitary effort : how the CIM worked to reach the tribes of Southwest China [266 ROB] “This book weaves together stories of successes and failures, struggles and triumphs of the China Inland Mission. The work among the tribal people and in particular the Miao and Lisu has been carefully researched. Two other key areas are explored in this book. Firstly, how modernity challenged the work and how the China Inland Mission responded to such challenges. Secondly, the issue of indigenous principle, or indigenisation is explored. There is much food for thought in this book for those who are grappling with critical issues in modern day missions.”

Webb, Allan. Back to basics : a discipleship training guide [266 WEB] “This book is written out of the insights of a life given to the practice of being a faithful disciple maker. It is my prayer that this book will help men to catch Jesus’ vision for exercising an effective disciple making ministry – Rev. Dr. Calvin Ma, National Director of OMF International (Australia)…These lessons have not only been the basis of his own disciple making ministry, but they are now sent forth as a resource for others to make the most of the time they have left – Raymond Ewers, Pastor of Wayville Baptist Church, Adelaide, South Australia”

Webb, Allan. Bend the Church, reach the world : prayer, revival, mission [266 WEB] “Prayer is the precursor to revival, and revival is the precursor to an upsurge in missions. The bending of the church through prayer is the root of revival, and the reaching of the world through missions is the fruit….The book is about Lordship – the Lordship of Christ. Lord of all or not Lord at all. What will be your response? – Patrick Fung, General Director, OMF International.”

Winebrenner, Jan. Steel in his soul : the Dick Hillis story [266 WIN] “Even as a young boy, Dick Hillis wanted to go to China. He dreamed of the riches, fame, and adventure of that distant land. And he dreamed of escape from the farm on which he lived. No more chores – he would return from China a wealthy conqueror. Stealing money for his fare, he set out for California, hoping to land a job as crew member on a ship bound for China. But things didn’t work out as planned. Instead, he wound up as a student at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Dick Hillis – rebel and thief – now a Bible student! But he still longed to go to China. Was it just his boyhood dream, or was God calling him to the mission field? God called, and Dick Hillis responded. In fact, he responded with such boldness and faith that he did, indeed, see adventure in China. One day he would stand firmly, face to face with a communist rifle, and proclaim the name of his God.”

MacArthur, John, Jr. Ashamed of the Gospel: when the Church becomes like the world [270.82 MAC] “In the late 1800’s, Charles Spurgeon warned that the Church was drifting away from the purity of the Gospel. Instead of boldly proclaiming the truths of Scripture, Christians were candy-coating the Word, being careful not to offend anyone. As a result, Christianity’s influence in nineteenth-century England was severely weakened. Now, 100 years later, John MacArthur, Jr. is sounding the same alarm. And it’s a warning the Church just can’t ignore.”

Kuhn, Isobel. Nests above the Abyss [275.1 KUN] “This book has become a classic of the work of the Holy Spirit in transforming lives characterised by fear, sin and darkness into beauty, joy and the hope of the resurrection. Isobel Kuhn was able to write as she did about the Lisu people of southeast China because she lived with them and shared their spiritual battles. By understanding sympathy she entered into the very thoughts of their hearts.”

Yadin, Yigael. Masada : Herod’s fortress and the zealots’ last stand [933 YAD] “Masada is associated with some of the most frightful deeds of heroism in all history. Its recent exploration was more an heroic act of tribute to the past than an ordinary excavation…Such a total involvement with the heroic is unusual and gives this book a unique quality. – Jacquetta Hawkes, Sunday Times.”

Juniors

Hately, David. Jacob [222.11 HAT]

Mandeville, Sylvia. The loaves and fishes (Miracles of Jesus series) [226.7 MAN]

God has a special plan for everyone : the three trees [248.4 GOD] The story of three trees which dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. But God had even better plans for them.

DVD

Ham, Ken. The Bible explains dinosaurs [231.7652 HAM] 1 DVD (50 mins)
“Explains the real history of dinosaurs, which is found in the Bible, no in evolutionary theories: when did dinosaurs first appear on Earth and why did they vanish? Are
dinosaurs in the Bible? Did they live with man? What are the “dragons” mentioned in the Bible? Can we actually use dinosaurs to present the Gospel?”

Ham, Ken. The six days of creation: a young earth is not the issue [231.7652 HAM] 1 DVD (50 mins)
“Ken Ham clears up some common misunderstanding about the debate over Genesis 1 and the “six days” of creation: what does the Hebrew word “day” in Genesis 1 mean? Why do so many Christian leaders reject the clear teaching of Genesis 1 about ordinary days? The real danger of arguing that the “days” of Creation are long ages. The Church’s general compromise with evolution’s long ages is undermining the biblical worldview.”

Ham, Ken. Why won’t they listen? : the power of creation evangelism [231.7652 HAM] 1 DVD (50 mins)
“Ken Ham explains why winning others to Christ seems to be so difficult today…and he offers a biblical solution: how has the radical shift in Western culture affected evangelism? Should Christians change their methods of evangelism to reflect changes in the culture? Why bother about Genesis when we share the Gospel – isn’t it just a secondary issue? What is “creation evangelism?.”

Ham, Ken. Where did God come from? Defending creation in a scientific age [231.765 WHE] 1 DVD (50 mins)
“Ken Ham’s powerful presentation teaches Christians the right way to defend their faith when they argue creation versus evolution. Learn answers to such compelling questions as: how can we know there is a God? Can we see any evidence of God’s
handiwork today? Can the Bible be defended by real science? Does creation really
explain the evidence in the present?