New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 4, Sep 2014

Frost, Henry W. Miraculous healing [231.73 FRO] “Sometimes I have watched a healing service on TV and thought about other sick or disabled people all over the country. Are they asking themselves the same questions I asked years ago? ‘Does God still heal people miraculously today? Does he want to heal all or just some? What am I to think if my prayers go unanswered? Dr Frost examines situations where god did heal people, asking what did all these people have, or do, in common? His conclusions are not only helpful and interesting, but they confirm what he shows the Bible teaches. This double-edged sword of Scripture and personal experience cuts through thickets of error and misconception to present one of the clearest discussion about miraculous healing of which I know. – Joni Eareckson Tada, 1999”.

Kingsbury, Karen. A treasury of miracles for teens [242.63 KIN] “…brings together the stories of teens all across America. Each real-life tale contains proof that God cares about us 24/7 and responds to our prayers, often in surprising ways… These deeply moving stories show us how faith works in wondrous ways for ordinary teens. Their experiences can encourage us to keep God involved in our own lives and to experience for ourselves the power – and miraculous possiblities – of love.”

Kingsbury, Karen. A treasury of miracles for women [242.6431 KIN] “Grab a box of tissue, sink into your favourite chair, and enter into the miraculous. When you finish this treasury you’ll dust off any doubt that God is on our side. – Patsy Clairmont, Women of Faith speaker and author of Mending Your Heart in a Broken World.”

Phillips, Ron. The power of agreement : God’s secret for your successful relationships with friends and family and in the workplace [248.4 PHI] “God has an amazing life planned for you. A life of purpose, blessings, and good success, surrounded by people who want to help you reach your fullest potential. The authors use examples from the Bible along with moving stories of successes and failures from their own lives to show you the key to having this kind of life. It all comes down to agreement. When Jesus talked of relationships, the word He often used was “agreement” – in Greek, sumphoneo. It is the word we get “symphony” from. Every instrument in an orchestra is different but with the leading of a capable conductor, the music is miraculous. This is the kind of harmony that is sweet to the ears of God – and in our lives it makes miracles possible.”

Merritt, James. What God wants every dad to know [248.8421 MER] “After having his first child, James Merritt made a startling discovery – the book of Proverbs is more than a collection of wise sayings. It’s a letter from a father to his child about making right choices and avoiding wrong ones. Through his personable and engaging style, Pastor Merritt uncovers from this letter important life principles that you as a dad can pass along to your children on such key topics as finances, work, the power of words, friendships, sex, faith. Merritt tells numerous stories of both his successes and failures as a father and urges you to take seriously your role as a leader in your home. The advice of wise King Solomon will prove invaluable as you embrace your high calling to teach godly wisdom to your children in today’s increasingly secular world.”

Vander Zee, Leonard J. Christ, baptism and the Lord’s supper : recovering the sacraments for evangelical worship [265 VAN] “Baptism. The Lord’s Supper. We recognise these church practices. But do we reallly grasp their meaning and place in Christian worship? Is our neglect of them hindering our communion with Christ? Are we missing the real drama of our salvation? Often the object of debate, the sacraments are likewise neglected and superficially understood. The author makes a compelling case that these problems can be overcome when we see the connection between baptism and the Lord’s Supper and the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God. Founding his discussion in biblical teaching back to the creation narrative and forward to the teaching of Jesus and the apostle Paul, the author sees the Christ-centered celebration of these sacraments as essential to the renewal of the church. A reappropriation of baptism and the Eucharist, especially in the evangelical church, holds great promise for healing the rift between the natural and the spiritual, the personal and social, the head and the heart, and between the body of believers and our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us and now lives to make intercession for us. The author not only opens up a Christ-centered approach to the sacraments but also provides guidance on the practical matters that face pastors and parishioners in the pursuit of a renewed and authentic Christian worship.”

Kuhn, Isobel. Stones of fire [275.9 KUH] “It was the 1920s, and a young woman named Isobel Selina Miller was making her mark in the theater, social and academic world. But through her mother’s prayers and after a tragic romance, Isobel discovered peace with God. After reading about Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission, she felt a call to China, and specifically, to the Lisu people. Preparation at Moody Bible Institute was completed with honors, and eventually she sailed for China as a missionary. There she married John Kuhn whom she had first met during her training at Moody. Together, they faced hardships, long separations, severe illness, war, and death itself. Yet through all these the church among the Lisu peole grew in faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is the true story of Mary, a young Lisu tribeswoman. See God transform her from a common stone into a rare gem, a precious opal, a stone of fire.”

Junior

The Lion first Bible [220.9505 ALE] “Here are more than sixty Bible stories, specially chosen for young children: a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the Bible. This is storytelling at its best – true to the original, and bringing out its meaning in simple words and concepts for the very young. These are stories that can be clearly understood. They are also fun to read, to share and to enjoy – at their best when read aloud.”

Beers, V. Gilbert. The early reader’s Bible [220.9505 BEE] “A Bible to read all by yourself! Fun to learn…and easy to read!”

CDs

Hymns 4 worship [782.254 HYM] 2 CDs + booklet
Disc 1. All creatures of our God and King / Slater Armstrong — No not one / Lenny Le Blanc — Come thou fount of every blessing / Sara Groves — The solid rock / 4Him — Fairest Lord Jesus / Amy Grant — A mighty fortress is our God / Brian Doerksen — The love of God / MercyMe — Holy holy holy Lord God almighty / Paul Baloche — Turn your eyes upon Jesus / Michael W. Smith — How great Thou art / Eoghan Heaslip — There is a fountain / Crystal Lewis.
Disc 2. Because He lives / Kristin Chenoweth — What a friend we have in Jesus / Paul Baloche — Take my life and let it be / Leann Albrecht — I surrender all / Israel Houghton — All hail the power of Jesus’ name / The Maranatha! Singers — Here is love vast as the ocean / Sheila Walsh — Amazing grace / Darlene Zschech — It is well with my soul / 4Him — Blessed assurance / Leanne Albrecht and Bob Fitts — Pass me not / Fernando Ortega — When I survey the wondrous cross / Kathryn Scott.

Hymns and choruses top 40 [782.254 HYM] 3 CDs + leaflet
Disc 1. Classic hymns. Great is thy faithfulness — Take my life and let it be — Love of God — Come thou fount of every blessing — Holy, holy, holy — O Lord of hosts, how lovely — Let all mortal flesh keep silence — Give me Jesus — Fairest Lord Jesus — Amazing grace — Come thou long expected Jesus — Be thou my vision — Depth of mercy
Disc 2. Classic worship choruses. Seek ye first — Come let us worship and bow down — Cares chorus — Give thanks — I love you, Lord — Father, I adore you — As the deer — He has made me glad. You are my hiding place — Glorify Thy name — Come just as you are — Power of Your love
Disc 3. Modern worship choruses. You’re worthy of my praise — That’s why we praise Him — Let it rise — Heart of worship — He knows my name — Breathe — Come holy spirit — These things are true of You — Lord, I lift Your name on high — Shout to the Lord — Draw me close — Grace alone — I see the Lord — Who is like the Lord? — I could sing of your love forever.

Like worship [782.254 WOW] 2 CDs + booklet
Disc 1. Your grace finds me – When shall I fear (God of Angel Armies) – Cornerstone – One thing remains (your love never fails) – How great is our God – Jesus Messiah – Stronger – 10,000 reasons (Bless the Lord) – Lay me down – Mighty to save – Our God – Lord you have my heart – Christ is risen – Give me Jesus – How He loves.
Disc 2. Your grace is enough – Let everything that has breath – Your love never fails – Holy is the Lord – Worthy – Our great God – Spirit break out – Famous one – Blessed be your name – Everlasting God (strength will rise) – Majesty (Here I am) – God of this city – Forever reign – Amazing grace (my chains are gone) – Set a fire.

Wow worship. Deluxe edition [782.254 WOW] 2 CDs + booklet
Disc 1. Our God / (Chris Tomlin) — God’s not dead (Like a lion) (Live) / (Newsboys) — 10,000 reasons (Bless the Lord) (Radio version)/(Matt Redman) — Lord I need you / (Matt Maher) — Oceans (Where feet may fail) (Album edit) / (Hillsong United) — How he loves / (David Crowder Band) (Radio version) — Redeemed / (Big Daddy Weave) — Love came down / (Kari Jobe) — White flag / (Building 429) — Glorious day (Living He loved me) / (Casting Crowns) — One thing remains (Radio version) / (Kristian Stanfill) — Open up the heavens (Album edit) / (Vertical Church Band ft. Andi Rozier & Meredith Andrews) — Your great name / (Natalie Grant) — Forever reign / (Chris August) — Beautiful things / (Gungor).
Disc 2. Cornerstone / (Hillsong Live) — Christ is risen / (Tenth Avenue North) — From the inside out / (For King and Country) — Your love never fails / (Jesus Culture) — Whom shall I fear (God of angel armies) (Live) / (Passion feat. Chris Tomlin) — Overcome (Radio version) / (Jeremy Camp) — Holy spirit / (Francesca Battistelli) — Give me faith / (Elevation Worship) — Never once / (One Sonic Society) — Jesus, Son of God / (Brandon Heath) — Not for a moment (After all) / (Meredith Andrews) — The stand / (Hillsong Young & Free) — The power of the cross / (Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real) — God is able / (Patrick Ryan Clark) — Waiting here for you (Radio version) / (Christy Nockels

DVDs

The ultimate winner : everyone’s after something [248.2092 ULT] 1 DVD
“At a tender age, Shi Tian Cai has been influenced by his father’s gambling addiction and known among his peers as the junior gambling king. At 8 years of age, Tian Cai’s father died in a mishap leaving behind Tian Cai to fend for himself. As the years go by, Tian Cai marries Zhi Hu who is about to give birth to their first child. Tian Cai gambles to support his family and believes that through gambling he will become rich. Tian Cai works with Honey, a junket who harbours deep affection for him, and wins at high-stake gambling sessions. With Tian Cai’s innate gambling instinct and talent, he manages to make a huge windfall. However, Tian Cai’s gambling ability generates envy and hatred from a Taiwanese tycoon Li Guan Jun, and each step that Tian Cai takes ultimately brings him closer to his nemesis and imminent death ….”