New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 2, Jul 2017

MacArthur, John. Why believe the Bible [220.13 MAC]

“In a culture in which all truth is relative and there are no absolutes, what does it mean to trust in God’s Word? Do we really believe that such ancient texts have meaning for us today? How can we get the most from God’s Word? John MacArthur examines these and other questions regarding the authority, infallibility, and trustworthiness of the Word of God. Whether you are a new Christian or just want to brush up on some of the basic truths of Scripture, this book will give you confidence in the power of God’s Word to transform your life…and show you that the Bible does make a difference!”

Erisman, Albert M. The accidental executive : lessons on business, faith, and calling from the life of Joseph [222.11 ERI]

“He spent time both as a slave and as a leader in Egypt. He rose from a prison cell to the palace as Pharaoh’s second-in-command. His name was Joseph, and in this book his well-known biblical story is presented with new perspective, shedding light and wisdom on life in the workplace. Part workplace manual, part spiritual guidance, this book combines great insight and practical tips that every working person needs on their shelf. Forged from the author’s own work experiences and interviews with business leaders across the world, The Accidental Executive teaches us the importance of living a life of integrity—whether you’re at the top or bottom of the corporate ladder. Along the way you’ll see how Joseph dealt with issues that are still common in the business world today. Learn from his example how to deal with success as well as failure, how to work hard regardless of your circumstances, how to create and execute a strategy, how to deal with temptation, and how to gain perspective on the purpose and meaning of work. Faith has so much more to do with business than we have ever been taught before, and this book creates a path for top-level executives and young professionals alike to follow.”

MacArthur, John. The Beatitudes [226.2 MAC]

Contents: Part 1. 1. Happiness is… – 2. Happy are the humble – 3. Happy are the sad – 4. Happy are the meek – Part 2. 5. Happy are the hungry – 6. Happy are the merciful – 7. Happy are the Holy.

Smalley, Stephen. John : evangelist and interpreter [226.5 SMA]

“I recommend this as a very helpful introduction to the Gospel according to John and its theology. All the basic issues are treated succinctly and clearly, and Stephen Smalley’s own judgements are balanced and well defended. The book will serve as an excellent basis for further study (Raymond E. Brown, Union Theological Seminary NYC).”

MacArthur, John. The ministry of the Holy Spirit [231.3 MAC]

Contents: The coming of the Comforter – The indwelling Spirit – Spiritual perception – An eternal union with God – The presence of God – Full understanding – The manifestation of the Father – A supernatural teacher – the power of the Spirit in You – Conclusion.

MacArthur, John. Strange fire : the danger of offending the Holy Spirit with counterfeit worship [231.3 MAC]

“What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical Gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars? The charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate. From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many charismatic celebrities promote a “Christianity” without Christ, a Holy Spirit without holiness. And their teaching is having a disastrous influence on a grand scale, as large television networks broadcast their heresies to every part of the world. John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement. He lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets, speaking out against their errors, showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit, and above all clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.”

Alves, Elizabeth. The mighty warrior : a guide to effective prayer [248.32 ALV]

“Elizabeth Alves shares important principles she has gleaned from two decades of ministry, helping you to move into the powerful reality of prayer. You will learn how to : communicate with God through different types of prayer; open your spiritual ears to hear the voice of God; Wave warfare against evil with Godly weapons…Also features daily prayer topics, enabling you to harmonize your prayers with the intercession of other Christians. This practical book will build your faithfulness to prayer and help you experience God’s power as never before – in your life and in your world.”

Pollock, Danny. The renewing of the mind [248.4 POL]

“Most Christians know the instruction given in Romans 12:2 “But be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds”, but for many the mind is still a battleground. In this book Danny Pollock teaches the believer, step by step from the Word of God, how thought patterns can be changed so that victory can be attained.”

Solomon, Robert M. Fire for the journey : reflections for a God-guided life [248.4 SOL]

“This devotional book contains 52 reflections …covers such topical subjects as coping with disasters in our lives, being good citizens, the reality of Christ in our daily lives, ethical issues in the life sciences, and the real meaning of Christmas.”

Farrell, Bill. The 10 best decisions a couple can make [248.844 TEN]

“Imagine…your day begins with a quiet cup of coffee as you connect with each other emotionally. You share your plans for the day and dreams for tomorrow…Now, are you ready to stop dreaming and start taking action? You can take practical steps to turn your longing into reality – and turn God loose in your relationship. Drawing from surveys of happily married couples, the Farrells, with their trademark humor and down-to-earth insight, will help you discover the ten best decisions you and your spouse can make to revitalize your marriage and…communicate with kindness and manage conflict effectively; determine what motivates you and your spouse; keep your sex life sizzling; tackle the transitions you face in marriage and in life; build a legacy of love for your children and grandchildren. Don’t waste your time in a fantasy world. Find out how your purposeful, everyday choices can help you experience God’s best for your marriage and turn your dreams into reality.”

Julian, Larry. God is my CEO : following God’s principles in a bottom-line world [248.88 JUL]

Contents: Introduction: The clash of two worlds — Purpose — Success — Courage — Patience — Leadership by example — Yielding control — Tough decisions — Servant leadership — Integration — Priorities — Conclusion: A message of hope — Appendix: Your personal business plan.


The Daniel papers : Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks [224.5 DAN]

1 videodisc (120 mins)
“If you have never seen the Hebrew prophet Daniel’s calculations for the coming of Messiah, his outline of the end times, and his description of the coming 7 years of tribulation, then The Daniel Papers will be especially helpful to you. From Jerusalem, Israel journalist Jimmy DeYoung and Day of Discovery teacher Mart De Haan lead a study of the prophetic 70 weeks of Daniel as found in Daniel 9:24-27. See Petra, one of the world’s unique cities and a possible refuge for God’s people during the tribulation. Gain a better understanding of current events in the Bible Lands from interviews with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Hear the overwhelming evidence that Jesus is the Messiah, including the fact that His appearance was at the exact time prophesied.”

Amazing love : the story of Hosea [224.6 AMA]

1 videodisc (80 min.)
“Teenagers Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip led by their church youth group leader Stuart and his wife Beth. Joining them is teen outsider Ashley, who is materialistic and self-involved, and whose bad attitude separates her from the rest of the group. When a confrontation occurs between Ashley and Carrie, this division widens. Hoping for a resolution, Stuart takes the opportunity to share with the group the touching story of the Old Testament prophet Hosea and his example of true commitment and unconditional love. Is this powerful story enough to inspire the teens to open their hearts to such an amazing love?”

Have a little faith [231.942 HAV]

1 videodisc (95 min.)
“Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he’s an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something’s missing. Rabbi Albert Lewis presides over a thriving synagogue in a comfortable New Jersey suburb, and Pastor Henry Covington, a recovering drug user and dealer, preaches to the poor and homeless in a crumbling Detroit inner-city church. Moving between their worlds – Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and privileged – Albom witnesses first-hand how these two very different men not only live life, but celebrate it. What else do these two have in common? They believe there’s a divine spark in all of us – and that a single person can make a big difference in others’ lives, as long as they have a little faith.”

The nativity story [232.92 NAT]

1 videodisc (102 min.)
“It was the cruellest of times. Under Herod’s torturous reign, families struggled to survive and yet, in the midst of utter turmoil, a young woman’s faith was put to the test. Join Mary and Joseph on an incredible journey of hope and discovery.”

War room : prayer is a powerful weapon [248.32 WAR]

1 videodisc (120 min.)
“Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all; great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, she is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends with his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.”