New Titles in Emmaus Library — Issue 6, Oct 2012

MacArthur, John. Twelve Unlikely Heroes : how God commissioned unexpected people in the Bible and what he wants to do with you [220.92 MAC] “…the men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times, they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes. Scripture does not hide their weaknesses, caricature their strengths, or spin their stories as a display of human nobility. Instead, it describes these heroes of the faith with unflinching honesty and delivers an unexpected ending: “God is not ashamed to be called their God.”(Hebrews 11:16).”

Arthur, Kay. God, help me experience more of you [226.5 ART] “The One you can turn to when life gets hard. The One who will never let you down – even when you’ve let Him down. The One from whom you get a true understanding of your worth and value — Jesus of Nazareth. In the book of John, the most intimate of the Gospels, you’ll experience Jesus as you never have before. As you explore His life and miracles, you’ll come to know Him as — the source that will satisfy your deepest needs; the promise of eternal life; the good shepherd who knows you by name; the One who chose you for a specific purpose beyond your imagination. Kay Arthur takes you deep into the Scripture, helping you develop a firmer understanding of who Jesus is and why He is not only the way and the truth, but also our very life.”

Arthur, Kay. Our Covenant God : living in the security of His unfailing love [231.765 ART] “Someone loves you. Unconditionally, unshakably, unfailingly. That someone is God Himself. In a culture in which unfaithfulness and betrayal are rampant, God’s fierce, ferocious loyalty toward us is difficult to imagine. This book will lead you into discovering the stunning truth of God’s covenant – and help you experience its revolutionary power in your life. Everything God does is based on His covenant. When you understand how thoroughly the dynamic concept of covenant permeates everything God says in His Word, and everything He does in our lives, you’ll come to experience the truth that in every circumstance you can trust Our Covenant God.”

Maxwell, John C. Leadership : promises for every day, a daily devotional [242.2 MAX] “Leaders are meant to help others become the people God created them to do.”

Tan, Florence P.L. Meaningful moments with my Maker : daily devotionals for disciples [242.2 TAN] “This book is a collection of downloads from the Maker to the author. Dr Tan has kept her journal to capture those nuggets, gems, revelation and insights and now, she has written this book to share with us those meaningful moments with the Lord…use this book as a devotional-resource to spur you on your own journey with the Lord.”

Warren, Rick. How to have a meaningful quiet time [248.34 WAR] “Deals with three practical areas of the quiet time: why should we have a quiet time? How to have a meaningful time with God? How to deal with common problems in our quiet time? Our time alone with God is probably the most important time of each day. Rick Warren shares some great biblical principles that will help us make that time more meaningful and effective. Put them into practice and watch your life transform!”

How to speak to our elders about Christ [248.4 EIM] “…many helpful suggestions to get you started on the challenging but rewarding task of speaking to your elders about Christ.”

Pentecost, J Dwight. Designed to be like Him : understanding God’s plan for fellowship, conduct, conflict, and maturity [248.4 PEN] “The greatest goal in the believer’s life is not his own enjoyment of his salvation…[It] is to live Jesus Christ so that men may know the Father… Our life in Christ redefines our purpose and reshapes our perspectives. With our eternal destination secured, we embark on a lifelong journey toward godliness, being changed into the image of Christ as we live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit.”

Kennedy, D James. The God of great surprises [248.48 KEN] “God has promised victories to Christians, power for living without regrets and fears, blessings for telling the truth even when it hurts, and rich experience in married love. And God has promised many other good things – far beyond the expectations of most Christians. For he is the God of great surprises!…Includes uplifting chapters on: Love now! Words that kill marriages; Rebellion begins at home; Lincoln the mountain climber; what are you dying for? Prepared to conquer; “Merry Tifton to you”; Singing at midnight.”

Catt, Michael. Honor Begins at Home : Member Book [248.8 CAT] “God’s Word calls us to be strong and courageous for the sake of our faith and our families. This walk starts first at home. Through inspiring movie clips and insightful activities, the movie “Courageous” provides a challenging small-group Bible study experience to help men and women of all ages prepare to leave a strong legacy of faithfulness for their children and generations to come. Eight sessions inspire dads and moms to 1) grasp your roles and responsibilities 2) embrace your identity in Christ 3) redeem your personal history 4) walk in renewed integrity 5) serve and protect your family 6) win and bless the hearts of your children 7) leave a godly legacy 8) be strengthened with accountability.”

More of God’s Words of life for men [248.832 MOR] “With insights and promises from God’s Word to guide and encourage, the book gives practical wisdom for everyday life. Topically arranged, uplifting, and encouraging Scripture and enriching devotions will inspire, encourage, and strengthen any man.”

Gorsuch, Geoff. Brothers! Calling men into vital relationships : a small group discussion guide [248.842 GOR] “…helps you develop the kind of relationships you need in order to be a true brother. As you work through this discussion guide with other men, you’ll grow deeper in your relationships as you learn to accept one another as acquaintances, to encourage one another as friends, and to exhort one another as brothers. God has given us His Spirit, His Word, and one another so we don’t have to do the job alone. ”

Hammond, Frank. Kingdom living for the family [248.844 FRA] “Are you having trouble with your children? Is your family life all you desire it to be? Are the members of your family where they should be with the Lord? Many ministers and counselors have complained, “I have tried my best, but…Counseling alone is not enough to do the job!” The authors have discovered the missing keys. They explain that…”counseling is only effective when coupled with discipline and deliverance!” Have you also experienced frustration with your family and with those whom you’ve tried to help? Presented in this book is a practical plan for implementing divine order in your family, and for truly helping those whom you counsel.”

Lim, Soo Hoon. Sam : a mother’s journey of faith [248.86 LIM] “6 September 2004 turned out to be one of the most harrowing days when Lim Soon Hoon discovered that her elder son, Sam is suffering from Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Over the course of two years, amidst numerous trips to the hospital and the everyday details of Sam’s treatment, Soo Hoon wrote a fiercely honest series of updates to family and friends, chronicling her struggles and deepest fears. A story of unexpected blessings and small mercies, of how faith can sustain us when hope seems most unlikely, Sam is a testament to the redeeming power of personal belief and familial love.”

Low, Alvin A. Clearing the fog from the pulpit to the pew [251 LOW] “I have known Alvin for many years, and his passion in expository preaching is well-acknowledged worldwide. He has blessed the Body of Christ with outstanding messages with the aim of transforming lives into Christ-likeness. This book is a culmination of his many years of preaching, teaching and training. You will find his insights refreshing, and I pray that the Lord will use this book to reclaim the pulpit worldwide to accurately proclaim His message for revival, evangelism and missions – Dr Luis Bush, International Director AD 2000 & Beyond Movement.”

Demarest, Bruce. Soulguide [253.5 DEM] “Provides biblically based and practical information on life and soul guidance using the example of Jesus Christ as our Spiritual Director. This book will help you find guidance and direction from the teachings of Jesus, Moses, Martin Luther, Teresa of Avila, C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and more; learn how to wait on God and catch the scent of the Spirit; deal with confusion, fear, and betrayal; discover God’s perspective on busyness and guilt; restore your lost passion for life. Discover deeper intimacy with God as you learn how to let Jesus be your spiritual mentor.”

Lung, Leslie. FOC : freedom of choice : short stories of freedom from sexual bondage [823 LUN] “This extraordinary collection of 20 Singapore short stories based on true-life accounts will thrill, captivate and possibly, educate! Revealed for the very first time, each story is spiced with deadly wit to challenge conventional thinking on human sexuality. Topics such as friendship, dating, molest, parenting, infidelity, gender
identity and sexual orientation are dealt with in a way everyone can understand. Short commentaries and answers to frequently-asked questions are also featured.”

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Beers, V. Gilbert. The beginner’s ABC Bible memory book [220 BEE] “Children ages 3 – 8. Key memory verses that build values. Delightful, real-life stories for all the verses. An ABC format that promotes reading skills. Featuring 4 popular translations – KJV, NKJV, NIV, and LIVING. Building blocks for a lifetime of growth in God’s Word!”

Lashbrook, Marilyn. “I may be little” : the story of David’s growth [220.9505 LAS] “Taken from 1 Samuel 16 and 17.”

Frank, Penny. The battle of Jericho [222.2 FRA]

Frank, Penny. Queen Esther saves her people [222.9 FRA]

MacKenzie, Carine. Esther : the brave queen [222.9 MAC]

CDs
Gospel sing-a-long [783.6 GOS] 1 CD
Turn your eyes upon Jesus – 6. Give me oil in my lamp – 7. All your needs – 8. We are walking – 9. The greatest things – 10. I have decided – 11. Thank you Jesus – 12. He is the Way, He is the Truth, He is the Life.

DVDs
A question of origins : creation or evolution [231.765 QUE] 1 DVD (61 mins)
An examination of the creation/evolution controversy with evidence in favour of creation.

Courageous : honor begins at home [248.8 COU] 1 DVD
“When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers. Together they make a decision that will change all of their lives..”