New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 3, Nov 2018

Duvall, J. Scott. Grasping God’s word : a hands-on approach to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible [220.601 DUV]

“Get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture – how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it”.

Gooding, David. How to teach the Tabernacle [220.64 GOO]

“The Tabernacle is a vital part of God’s picture book, the Old Testament. It was built exactly according to the Lord’s instructions to Moses and it was designed to teach spiritual lessons to the people of God. Dr David Gooding, a teacher of many years’ standing shows how these lessons can be appropriately taught to children today.”

Crowder, Bill. Trusting God in hard times: lessons from the life of Elijah [220.92 CRO]

“…helps you discover, from the life of Elijah, lessons in faithful godly living. Elijah lived in a day that in many ways mirrors our own, the people had turned away from the one true God to trust in idols that had no value. He battled problems such as famine, tragedy, hunger, and even his own doubts. Find out how you can survive during difficult times as you take a closer look at Elijah – an ordinary man in extraordinary times.”

Batten, Don. 15 reasons to take Genesis as history [222.11 BAT]

“Many have been misled into thinking that the Genesis account of creation is not actual history, but is just some sort of theological argument. This small book succinctly shows why those who believe in the inspiration of Scripture have no intellectually honest choice but to take Genesis as history, just as Jesus did. It powerfully challenges one of the major problems in the church today that affects the authority of the entire Bible [Source:]”

Walsh, Rodney J. Noah’s Ark: more than a story [222.11 WAL]

“This booklet has been written and illustrated to encourage children and parents to believe in the true account of Noah’s Ark and the Genesis Flood. The Bible describes this Flood as a catastrophic global event, and our belief in it is essential for a correct understanding of world history. It also shows how God dealt with a wicked generation, and at the same time raised up a godly man called Noah. The Bible states that he found favour in the eyes of the Lord, and that he was moved, by faith with godly fear, to build an Ark.”

Thomas, I’Ching. Jesus: the path to human flourishing: the gospel for the cultural Chinese [226 THO]

“Though the Christian faith is believed to have reached the shores of China way back in the 8th century, it is still generally perceived as a foreign or Western religion to many Cultural Chinese. How does this perception of Christianity as a foreign approach to spirituality advance or hinder our mission of making Cultural Chinese disciples of Christ? Has this negative reputation of the Christian faith changed today among Mainland Chinese? While the church in China has grown exponentially in the last few decades, the question still remains – can we find common ground between the Christian faith and the Chinese culture? What about Diaspora Chinese globally? Is it truly the case that Jesus and his teachings are alien to the Cultural Chinese mind? This book seeks to present the Gospel in a way that seamlessly corresponds with Confucius’s ideals for humanity but with a realistic solution. This means a Cultural Chinese can be a follower of Christ without having to shed his ethnic identity. In fact, by choosing the path of Jesus, the uniqueness of one’s culture and ethnicity is affirmed, as the Lord of Heaven is the Creator of all. There will be no identity dilemma — one can be a Chinese and a Christian with honour. ”

Fernando, Ajith. Leadership lifestyle: a study of 1 Timothy [227.83 FER]

“The church today needs leaders: men and women who are more than just managers of people, money, and organisational charts. In our pursuit of growth and prosperity, we may have lost sight of clear biblical principles of how we should find and train leaders for the church and the world. From the Bible, come timely answers! Ajith Fernando examines principles of leadership taught in the letters to Timothy form the Apostle Paul, the leader of leaders. The philosophies and principles drawn from the Bible, applicable to every generation, might surprise some people today.”

Skeptics vs creationists : a formal debate hosted by The Sydney Morning Herald [231.765 SKE]

“Ever wondered what would happen when leading creationists and skeptics clash head-to-head, both sides putting forward their best arguments and evidences? A major newspaper hosted this formal web debate, with rebuttals and counter-rebuttals, featuring scientists from both Creation Ministries International and the Australian Skeptics. You be the judge—great for witnessing!”

Kumar, Steve. Christianity for skeptics: an easy-to-read non-nonsense examination of the evidence for Christian belief [239 KUM]

“People today are desperately searching for something, or someone, to believe in, and day by day it gets harder. The secularist says that even if there is a God, he is unimportant in relation to everyday life. The atheist and humanist says there is no God and never was — humanity is simply the accidental product of millions of years of evolution. There is no ultimate purpose to life, apart from self-attainment and happiness; so get as much out of this life as you can, for that’s all there is. The “religious” mind says that there might be many, many gods and they all eventually lead to one God. So when a Christian speaks out about an “all-powerful” God being involved in his or her life, most people are skeptical. Current world views have led them to be skeptical not only about the existence of God, but also about any ideas that point to a Supreme Being or an ethical system that believes in “absolute” right and wrong. This expanded and updated edition enlists scholars — both believers and unbelievers — who have come to the conclusion that there is a strong argument and basis for belief in Christianity. In readable, analytical fashion, Drs. Kumar and Sarfati tackle the big issues, and present answers to the questions often asked by skeptics.”

Thomas, Viv. Wisdom road : making decisions in company with God [248.4 THO]

“Drawing on years of research and a wide variety of real life examples from climbing Mt Everest, NASA, Steve Jobs and the Second World War to Ignatius of Loyola, pastoral leadership and Jesus Christ, Wisdom Road marks out what we need to notice if we are to make great decisions. Key questions from Wisdom Road: – What are you paying attention to? – What are you being drawn to? – What prisons are you willing to be in? – To whom, or what, do you say, ‘I am willing to be yours?’”

Ng, Jea. Latte to Lathi : finding an unshakeable faith [248.5 NG]

“Is God real? Why does He seem so distant? Have I believed in a lie all my life?” Such questions shake Jea’s faith, but lead her to do the very thing that needs faith: To spend a year in missions, just as she promised God. Stepping out into the unknown, she leaves a comfortable life of sipping lattes in Singapore, picks up a lathi (wooden staff) in Nepal, and goes on an adventure that will teach her to depend fully on God. There, she will live through the country’s biggest earthquake in 80 years, survive arduous 48-hour bus rides, and discover what it’s like to trek to remote villages to share the Gospel. Journey with Jea as she shares her joys and pains of her time in Nepal, her discovery of new perspectives and insights about life and faith, and the answers to her questions about God.”

Lucado, Max. For these tough times: reaching toward hope & healing [248.86 LUC]

“When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In this book, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.”

Scott, Andrew. Scatter: go therefore and take your job with you [266 SCO]

“God has repeatedly told us to fill the earth…The people of God have constantly gotten stuck, settled, and soft, and He has had to shake us out of this state. My prayer is that we will be the first generation to scatter on purpose…That we will go into every sector of society – business, the arts, education, and more – and be the Daniels of our day: being good at what we do, gaining favour in our workplace, and having the credibility and freedom to share our faith boldly.”

Goh, Samuel. The Gospel speaks! Past, present, and always [269.2 GOH]

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Heb 13:8). But how does this good news speak into our faith, life, and ministry today? As we mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Singapore Bible College’s sixty-fifth anniversary, nine scholars seek to answer this question, and ten practitioners reflect in turn on how the gospel speaks tin their contexts. From personal pain to preaching in the pulpit, from power encounters to postmodernity, this volume demonstrates how the gospel continues to reverberate in Singapore and beyond.”

Lai, Pak-Wah. The Dao of healing: Christian perspectives on Chinese Medicine [610.951 LAI]

“The last 50 years have seen the popularity of Chinese medicine grow exponentially. In China, Korea, Japan and Singapore, Chinese medicine has been incorporated into their healthcare systems to varying degrees. In the West, it is no longer uncommon for patients to consult Chinese medicine doctors, many of whom are non-Chinese. However, among Christians in many parts of the developed world, Chinese medicine is still viewed with suspicion and negativity. Are these fears justified? How can we better understand the roots and practices of Chinese medicine? The Dao of Healing takes us on an in-depth exploration of the histories and philosophies that have shaped both Western biomedicine and Chinese medicine in order that we might make informed judgements about them. If our call is to “love our neighbours”, we need to be able to dialogue with them on the basis of mutual respect and understanding. Let this book be the catalyst for meaningful and productive conversations across the divide.”


Alien intrusion: unmasking a deception: the truth will surprise you [001.942 BAT]

1 DVD (109 mins)

“Millions of people have seen UFOs and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities. The popular view is that these are advanced aliens visiting us from far, far away. Based upon the Amazon top-50 best-selling book, this documentary takes a deeper look at the events, the beliefs and the experts who have shaped our views in all things otherworldly–including UFO sightings, Roswell, alien abductions and even alleged government cover ups. And when one takes a deeper look at this phenomenon, it reveals one of the most disturbing, yet powerful affirmations of the truth of the Bible and Christianity. The truth is more surprising than most people realise.”

Patterns of evidence, Exodus [222.12 PAT]

1 DVD (119 mins)

“A debate rages over the credibility of the Bible. Most archaeologists today have concluded that there’s no evidence that the Exodus of Israelite slaves from Egypt ever happened. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney faces a crisis of faith: “Is this foundational event of the Bible really just a myth?” — He embarks on a 12-year journey around the world to search for answers. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery of this ancient saga, combining a scientific investigation with a retelling of the Exodus story to reveal an amazing pattern of evidence matching the biblical account that may challenge our understanding of history. It features stunning animations, narration by Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists such as Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.”

Evolution’s Achilles’ heels: 15 Ph. D. scientists explain evolution’s fatal flaws–in areas claimed to be its greatest strengths [231.765 EVO]

1 DVD (96 mins)

“Presents a powerful ‘warts and all’ critique of textbook evolutionary orthodoxy. You will also discover just how much this debate impacts your view of yourself and the world around you. Covers topics: Natural selection. Genetics. The origin of life. The fossil record. The geologic column. Radiometric dating. Cosmology. Ethical implications. Plus bones footage.”

Jesus in Genesis : the Messianic prophecies [232.11 JES]

1 DVD (43 mins)

“See how the whole Bible, right from the beginning, points to Jesus Christ as God and man, and Saviour. The time, place and manner of His birth, and His mission, are just what the prophets foretold. Genesis is foundational to all this teaching.”

Walking through shadows – a testimony [248.86 WAL]

1 DVD (34 mins)

“”Former medical doctor Carl Wieland details the events of a tragic road accident that almost claimed his life and subsequently required dozens of operations. Hear how a belief in the truth of a Genesis Creation provided the understanding and strength in making sense of why a God of love allows bad things to happen–even to Christians.”