New Titles in Emmaus Library – Issue 3, April  2012

Chittick, Donald E. The Puzzle of Ancient Man : evidence for advanced technology in past civilizations [213 CHI]

“Popular culture has led us to believe that ancient man was primitive, originating from primates and steadily improving through a process of time and chance. But does that agree with reality? What does the evidence left behind from past cultures tell us? Was ancient man simple and primitive as we have been taught, or did the level of science and technology existing thousands of years ago rival, or even surpass, the level of ours today in the 21st century? This updated edition examines more details of technology, evidence of ancient machine power, and optical technology possessed by ancient people. Come and examine with Dr Chittick what the facts say about ancient man that have long gone unnoticed and often times ignored by today’s secular culture.”


Haley, John W. Alleged discrepancies in the Bible [222.11 WAL]

“…deals a death blow to the critics of the Bible. The alleged doctrinal, ethical, and historical discrepancies are shown to be illustrations of marvelous harmony! The reading of this volume, or rather its study, is bound to confirm one’s faith in the dependability of the Scriptures.”


Letters of faith through the seasons : a treasury of great Christians’ correspondence [224.2 LET]

“Provides daily doses of wisdom from the greatest minds in Christian history. From John of the Cross and Martin Luther to Soren Kierkegaard and Amy Charmichael, the stimulating nature of their personal letters on such topics as faith, love, grace, and forgiveness will encourage you to move from faith-in-theory to faith-in-practice and into pulsating, living, inner, and intimate expressions and experiences of “walking with God”, and “being open before God…prayers, devotional thoughts, and Scriptures have been woven together to create the perfect daily resource to lead you to a more intimate relationship with your Creator.”


Wiarda, Timothy. Interpreting Gospel narratives : scenes, people and theology [226 WIA]

“Working with narratives can be an exercise fraught with interpretive pitfalls and interpretive difficulty. This book discusses character building, structure, how to read for theology and core themes, how to find Old Testament allusions and a myriad of other elements…” – Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theology Seminary.


Yancey, Philip. The Jesus I Never Knew [232 YAN]

“Offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work – his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection – and ultimately, who he was and why he came. Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today, the book gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history. With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age.”


Petersen, William J. The one year book of Psalms : devotionals [242.2 PET]

“Here, in a convenient daily format, you’ll find the entire book of Psalms divided into 365 just-right readings.  Each day you wil enjoy a compelling devotional, complemented by an inspiring hymn stanza. You’ll also have the added features – notable Quotables, Bible Networking, and Fascinating Facts – designed to stimulate your thinking and living. The interludes, sprinkled throughout the book, will open windows into topics like Hebrew poetic style, acrostic psalms, and more. You’ve always loved the beauty of Psalms. Now come to know them, understand them, and apply them as never before.”


Bright, Bill. The secret : how to live with purpose and power [248.4 BRI]

“…shows how to discover a new dimension of happiness and joy in your Christian walk. The secret? Learning to draw upon the purpose, power and guidance provided by God’s Holy Spirit.”


Smedes, Lewis B. Choices : making right decisions in a complex world
[248.4 SME]

“Morality is all about how we treat people. ..For most of us, it is an intuition we could not deny if we wanted to…We see morality in life simply because our humanity is in touch with a deep design for how human beings are meant to treat each other…[Yet] our intuition does not send us an infallible message of what is right and what is wrong in specific cases. For that we need some clear thinking about moral standards and how to apply them to real life….a book of guidelines on making solid decisions that go beyond the needs of the moment to an underlying, consistent pattern of moral values. It is “sensitive to life’s wonderful, and sometimes tragic complexity, and sensitive, too, to the varied sorts of moral responses that match variations of life. Smedes provides guidelines for how to live with a clear conscience and identifies core values that allow us to grow and to become the best people we can be.”


Trent, John. Seeking solid ground : anchoring your life in godly character\

[248.4 TRE]

“In a culture full of shakes and quakes, it’s essential that we secure ourselves to a stable and sound foundation – one that won’t change like the wind or shift like the sand. Where can such a place be found? In God’s Word … Psalm 15, to be exact. Within the lines of David’s simple song is a rock-solid  blueprint for anchorig yourself in godly character. The book explores the life-changing plan found in this psalm. With memorable stories, poignant illustratiions, and challenging questions, reveal the incredible depth of wisdom and practical applications in one of the Bible’s most powerful passages.”


Nix, William. Transforming your workplace for Christ [248.5 NIX]

“…shows how to introduce Christian principles into our shop or office effectively and without embarrassment…includes an action plan with ten Christlike values every workplace needs. Including guidance on what’s appropriate and what isn’t in witnessing to co-workers. And the encouragement to “drop your net” and be a fisher of men wherever God gives you the opportunity.”


McDowell, Josh. God’s will, God’s best for your life [248.83 MCD]

“Do you know the real secret to happiness? Do you know how to fulfill the desires of

your heart? True happiness for you no doubt means things like loving and being loved; surrounded yourself with good friends; experiencing closeness to God; finding a meaningful career; enjoying the good things of life; living a life that truly matters.  Those are the desires of just about every human heart… Explains that God has a specific plan for you to experience each of them.  God has made a promise to “give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). You can discover how to receive that promise. There’s no catch – but there is a condition, a condition you can’t afford to miss.”


Lidstone, Lenna. You will see hoopoes : expanding your vision of God [266 LID]

“When you have finished reading Lenna’s account of the years she and her husband spent in Turkey, you realise that friendship, hospitality and kindness are universal; traits that bind hearts together everywhere, and that courage is part of the Christian experience.”


Robertson, Roy. The Timothy principle [269.2 ROB]

“Perhaps you’ve taken the time to trace your family history through several generations. Revealing, isn’t it. But have you discovered yet your spiritual heritage – the generations of Christians who passed on to you the message of life in Christ? You have the God-given privilege of keeping this family tree growing by reproducing your faith in the lives of others. And The Timothy Principle shows you how.  Each chapter in this practical guide leads you deeper into the strategic principles of spiritual parenting that began with Paul and his “son” Timothy. You’ll learn the keys to establishing a new disciple…teaching him Bible study, prayer, and meditation…training him in evangelism and follow-up…and helping him establish yet another discipline. Spiritual life is not transmitted through angels, nor through cold facts and information, nor through miracles.  It is transmitted through us, people who are spiritually alive! Where is your Timothy?”




Every day with God : a child’s daily Bible / selections from the International Children’s Bible [220.5 EVE]

“Here is a devotional Bible every child can understand. It is not just another adult version with children’s illustrations added, or a children’s story book, but a volume of easy-to-read Bible

passages from an acclaimed translation especially for kids…features five short Bible readings

each week which take the young reader from Creation to Revelation in one year.”


Schoolland, Marian M. Leading little ones to God : a child’s book of Bible teachings [240 SCH]

“…designed for the daily use of parents as they read to little children. Each portion unfolds some great truth, is beautifully illustrated, and provides helpful guidance as parents and little ones talk, sing and pray together. In the author’s opening words, “This book will help us to find God and to know Him. It will help us learn about God. We will learn how great and wonderful He is. We will learn how He takes care of us. And we will learn how to love Him and to live close to Him even though we cannot see Him. There are 86 portions grouped under these main headings: Looking for God; God is very Great; All that God does is Good; Sin Spoiled the World; God’s Law; God Loves Us; What Jesus Did; How We Become Children of God; About the Holy Spirit; How God’s Children Live; God Helps His Chidlren Live for Him; When We Pray to God; About God’s Church; Things that are to Happen.”


What would Jesus do?  [248.4 THO]

“Claire, Bill, and even Parson Henry discover that asking themselves, “What would Jesus do?” helps them live better lives.”



Everyday / Hillsong Music Australia [782.254 EVE]

1 CD

Contents: Everyday – Jesus I long – On the Lord’s Day – More – Heaven – Seeking You – You take me higher – Hear our prayer – Prayer to the King – God is moving.


With open hands : artists in worship/ MMII Provident Music Distribution
[782.254 WIT]

1 CD

Contents: Holy is your name — Mountain of God — All the earth — This road — Wait — I wanna see you — Carry your love — All the Heavens – Breathe.



Paul the emissary [225.92 PAU]

1 DVD (54 mins)

“The early first-century followers of Jesus were a small, struggling group within Judaism that seemingly posed no threat to anyone, certainly not the mighty Roman empire. But there was one determined to see this fledgling faith exterminated. His name was Saul, and he became the greatest persecutor of the early church. But within a matter of a few years, the Christians’fiercest opponent became its most effective advocate. Struck down by a powerful conversion experience on the road to Damascus, Saul – his name changed to Paul – went on to become the greatest missionary in the history of Christianity. He wrote more of the New Testament books than any other.  In this drama we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the emissary of Christ who will pay any price to bring his message to the world.”