New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 3, Oct 2017

Showers, Renald E. What on earth is God doing? Satan’s conflict with God [220.95 SHO]

“For centuries, mankind has wrestled with three major questions: Where have we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Numerous attempts have been made to answer three questions, often with unsatisfactory results. This book presents answers to these critical questions by looking at what the Bible has to say. In particular, it focuses on the continuing war of the ages between God and Satan and the role that conflict between good and evil has played in man’s history – past and present – with a fascinating glimpse of what is yet to come.”

Strobel, Lee. The case for Christ: a journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus [232.9 STR]

“Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts who are recognized authorities in their fields of history, archaeology, and manuscript studies.”

Guinness, Os. The call: finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life [248.4 GUI]

“The Call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life’s purpose. Os Guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God’s call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives. Why am I here? What is God’s call in my life? How do I fit God’s call with my own individuality? How should God’s calling affect my career, my plans for the future, my concepts of success? Guinness now helps the reader discover answers to these questions, and more, through a corresponding workbook – perfect for individual or group study. According to Guinness, “No idea short of God’s call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment.” With tens of thousands of readers to date, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith.”

Foo, Daniel. Running with horses [235.4 FOO]

“If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses?” (Jer 12:5). This was a question from God to Jeremiah in his low moments. Do you feel like Jeremiah did – tired and worn out by stress, anxieties and fears from opposition from people, constant pressure and ongoing demands of life? If we do, we will struggle to walk with God and serve Him in a meaningful capacity, and may end up not finishing well. However, God’s desire for us is to live the abundant life and in this book, Pastor Daniel Foo provides keys and handles from Scripture, and lessons from decades of ministry on how we can protect, strengthen and enlarge our capacities to grow in our walk and service with God. Using the prophet Elisha’s journey with Elijah, be brings the believer through four significant milestones to present a personal road map towards victorious living, showing how we can be empowered to impact and influence lives for His glory.”

Woods, Andrew M. The coming Kingdom : what is the Kingdom and how is Kingdom Now Theology changing the focus of the church? [236 WOO]

“…a thorough work clearly putting on display the beginning, rise, and actual coming of the Kingdom described in the Bible. Also, importantly, Dr. Woods calls attention to many of the misuses of the kingdom that have become popular trends within contemporary Evangelicalism. This application of the implications of a wrong theology of the kingdom is greatly needed for both pastor and laymen alike.”

LaHaye, Tim. Charting the end times: a visual guide to understanding Bible prophecy[236.9 LAH]

“The Bible has much to say about the end times. Yet it’s hard to piece all that information together in a way that gives a comprehensive idea of what that time period will look like…includes a master foldout chart portraying God’s complete plan for the ages; more than 50 dynamic, full-colour charts and diagrams; timelines that clarify the chronology of the end times; informative overviews of all the events of the last days; clear answers to tough questions about the end times.”

[Li, Cheng]. Song of a Wanderer [239 LI]

“English edition of the comprehensive apologetic that has greatly impacted mainland China intellectuals. Chronicles the journey of author Li Cheng, graduate of top universities in China, as he uncovers the evidence that the Christian message is true, and then embraces both the message and the Messenger.”

Harris, Don. The red letter questions: meditations on the questions Jesus asked
[242.5 HAR]

“”Jesus was a Master Teacher. The questions he raised deal with the most important issues of life. This reader-friendly book shows how each of Jesus’ questions demands a personal response from every believer. Through clear and compelling examples, this book reveals the spiritual priorities, principles, and practical applications behind each of Jesus’ attention-grabbing questions, thereby enabling the reader to find personal answers for daily living.”

Bethesda Frankel Estate Church. A praying life: 40 journeys in prayer[248.32 FOR]

“…May these 40 testimonies, compiled in July 2017 in conjunction with our 40-Day Prayer Challenge, inspire you daily and serve to transform your prayer life.”

Dodson, Jonathan K. Gospel centered discipleship [248.4 DOD]

“Everyone’s idea of discipleship is different. Some people emphasize evangelism—sharing their faith. Still others promote a hierarchical system for spiritual growth, a way for older Christians to pass on best practices to younger believers. Yet, both ideas are incomplete. Real discipleship is so much more.”

Rosberg, Gary & Barbara. 6 secrets to a lasting love [248.84 ROS]

“Get ready to discover the love of your life all over again! Remember the feeling you had on your wedding day? Your heart brimmed with hope, promise, and the “dream” that your marriage would be perfect and your love would “last forever.” Then, like all couples, you entered the real world. It’s time to recapture your dream marriage, rekindle the romance with your spouse, and experience levels of love, commitment, and intimacy beyond your wildest dreams! Marriage experts Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg share the 6 secrets that will help you and your spouse recreate the marriage you dreamed of on your wedding day and build a love that will last a lifetime!”

Li, Nanxing. The real picture [248.86 LI]

“As a kampong boy who lived in poverty, he started to work at a young age, at various places including a provision shop, a factory and a hotel. After he entered the entertainment circle, he rose smoothly to become an award-winning actor. Subsequently he withdrew from show business suddenly and ventured into business, patronising various night spots regularly. He failed in many business ventures and was heavily in debt for over a decade. Eventually he fell into the pit of gambling. Was he ensnared by a demonic trap or was he too caught up with the roles he played? The ‘King of Caldecott Hill ‘ had ironically become down and out in real life, and was even on the brink of suicide. Moreover, he almost lost his life in a freak accident. Unexpectedly, the invisible hand of God saved him and lifted him out of misery. From an award-winning actor to a gambler, Li Nanxing has experienced many ups and downs in his life all these years. Which is the REAL PICTURE that has captivated him? What is the real drama unfolding in his life now?”

Foo, Daniel. The outstanding leader: how to take yourself, others and the kingdom forward [253 FOO]

“God’s great warriors were “heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders” (I Chron 7:40a, NIV). Today the Lord is calling us to be leaders of His kingdom – men and women who are bold, effective and wholehearted. How do we become stellar leaders whom He can use to take His people and His kingdom forward? In this book, Pastor Daniel Foo lays out a plan to help us become successful and godly leaders. In his clear and down-to-earth style, he shows us the scriptural keys to becoming a person God can use to impact and influence others. He provides insights on how to build our character, develop a biblical worldview, connect to God’s power source, establish our purpose, perform effectively and overcome pitfalls.”

Elliott, Peter. Asang : the story of Trevor White and the Dusuns of Sabah [266.0092 ELL]

“…how God uses a surrendered life to take the Light of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
halfway around the world to reach lost people that are bound in sin. This story reveals how a young man named Trevor White from England was led by God to serve the Lord Jesus for over fifty years amongst the Dusun people in Sabah, North Borneo, now part of Malaysia…”

Szto, Melville. Where your treasure is [266.0092 SZT]

“In this missionary’s autobiography, Melville Szto recounts his pioneering church – planting experience in Japan – as well as his own spiritual journey. Gives readers inspiring glimpses of the grace of God at work.”

Szto, Melville. There your heart will be also [266.0092 SZT]

“Written as a sequel to Where Your Treasure Is, this book features the work of the Sztos upon their return from Hokkaido after two decades of mission work. In Singapore, they spent eight years training new missionaries, when Melville served as Dean of the Asian Cross-cultural Training Institute. Then they took off to Hokkaido again for another eight years of evangelism and church-planting work until their retirement from field ministry in 2010. The author shares first-hand knowledge and experience about raising a family and educating children on the mission field. This book is a valuable resource for those looking to gain practical understanding of foreign mission, and of what Northern Japan is like, beyond what is portrayed by media and popular culture.”

Thomas, Chacko. Beyond the natural [269.2 THO]

“This is an incredible, passionate and candid account of a person’s journey with God. It is moving and filled with details of God’s extraordinary work through an ordinary man that took him from India to minister in about 100 nations for the cause of the gospel. It illustrates the truth of what God can do with a man who is sold out for him – Rev. Dr Mark Chua, Chinese Methodist Hokkien Church, Kuala Lumpur…Some of the stories will stay in your mind for days afterwards, as the Lord teaches you from them. Anyone with a heart to learn from the Lord will find much here to feed their spirit. I wish I could have read it years ago! – Dr Grace Marshall (UK), Medical Doctor, Southampton.”


The Case for Christ : a journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus[232.9 CAS]

1 videodisc (113 mins)
“Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time; with unexpected, life-altering results.”

A Tale of Two Esthers [248.833 TAL]

1 videodisc (88 mins)
“Esther Tan took a chance one day that became a four-year journey which led her to scale Mount Everest despite a heart condition. Esther Mok, the first SARS carrier into Singapore, infected her parents, her uncle and her pastor, all of whom died from the disease. A Tale of Two Esthers – illustrating both sides of life – the challenges we choose and the challenges that are thrust upon us. Their stories tell of the triumph of the human spirit; of the potential God has placed within each of us to be able to accomplish far beyond what we could ever think or imagine.”