New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 5, Sept 2013

Gwyn, Liz. Amazing stories of life after death [236.2 GWY]
“In her nearly seventeen years working as a nurse, Liz has been there with patients as they transitioned from this life to the next – sometimes their closest companion during the loneliest and most painful hours of their lives…she shares her experiences along with real-life stories from medical field professionals and first responders that will inspire your own personal and spiritual growth.”

Pawson, David. The road to hell : everlasting torment or annihilation? [236.25 PAW]
“David Pawson presents the traditional concept of endless torment as soundly biblical, illustrating his argument with in-depth Scripture studies on controversial passages. Heaven is also a reality, he affirms, but it is hell which is being overlooked.”

Keller, Timothy. Counterfeit gods [241.3 KEL]
“..pondering the persistent temptation to worship what can only disappoint, and with a vital message for today’s climate of financial and social difficulty. Keller looks at the issue of idolatory throughout the Bible, from the worship of actual idols in the Old Testament to the love of money by the rich young ruler in Jesus’ parable. Using these classic stories, Keller cuts through our dependence on the glittering false gods of money, sex and power to uncover the path towards trust in the real ultimate -God.”

Hybels, Bill. Who are you when no one’s looking [241.4 HYB]
“Read this book to discover who God is calling you to be in the world around you.
Contents: Character: sailing with the wind’s full force — Courage: overcoming crippling fears — Discipline: achieving success by delaying gratification — Vision: looking beyond the obvious — Endurance: crashing through quitting points — Tender love: walking in someone else’s shoes — Tough love: insisting on truth in relationships — Sacrificial love: giving without giving out — Radical love: breaking the hostility cycle — A new day: the Christlikeness that we crave — World-change: when character counts most.”

Peterson, Eugene H. Run with the horses : the quest for life at its best [242.5 PET]
In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” We all long to live life at its best–to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence–to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best. – Publisher.

Manning, Brennan. The importance of being foolish [248.4 MAN]
“Becoming a Christian is not a magical enterprise in which we automatically become better people; a Christian must train to become the person God intended them to be. In this book, Brennan Manning teaches us how to think like Jesus, guiding the reader to discover those subjects on which Jesus did not dwell–security, sensation, and power–and revealing where Jesus focused his thought life–the Father, the disciples, the reign of God, and the world.”

Kendall, Jackie. The young lady in waiting [248.843 KEN]
“If you are like most women, you are waiting for the right man, the right career, and the right time to become who you are truly meant to be. But God wants you to become the right young lady. He wants to gently mold your willing heart into the lovely princess He wants you to be. The Lord wants you to become a young lady with a soft heart toward God, devotion and love toward Him, peace in God’s plan for you. Patience as He prepares your future, purity of heart in every way. Waiting for God’s best is the first step to becoming a woman who is truly happy and fulfilled.”

Briscoe, Jill. There’s a snake in my garden [269.2 BRI]
“Jill Briscoe writes as someone who has ‘been there.’ She has struggled with her faith, battled discouragement, fought demons of temptation, ministered to rebellious teenagers and resistant senior citizens, raised three children, moved her family across an ocean, and searched for God’s Will. She describes her trials and tribulations with wit and understanding, seeing them as part of a battle with that old snake, the devil.”

Breese, Dave. Know the marks of cults : a guide to enable you to quickly detect the basic errors of false religion [289 BRE]
“..presented with the hope and prayer that it will be used to point up those errors most characteristic of the cults of our time. It is an expression of hope that we may develop the spiritual facility to recognise instantly the marks of cults.”


Miracle Pub : Addiction [241.659 MIR]
1 DVD (45 mins)
“Xing has been in and out of prison since he was 14. All his friends had given up on him; the police and social workers think he is hopeless and believe that he will end up dying in jail. Only his mother continues to have faith in him, despite having been heart-broken many times. She hopes and believes Xing will transform one day. The owner of Miracle Pub spends a great deal of time and patience to help Xing realise how much his mother loves him. Finally he is touched and transformed.”

Time for hope : a self-image that lasts [248.4 TIM]
2 DVDs (120 mins)
“What is inside is what counts – When teen idols let you down – Coping with “teenage pressure” – Knowing when not to diet.”

Time for hope : getting out of life’s tricky situations [248.4 TIM]
2 DVDs (120 mins)
“Know your true identity – Why it helps to be nice to your family – When it’s okay to tell your parents – Finding your directions in life.”

Time for hope : staying fresh in your golden years [248.4 TIM]
2 DVDs (120 mins)
“Fresh meaning – Fresh relationships – Fresh perspectives – Staying fresh, growing old gracefully.”

Time for hope : love or lust [248.4 TIM]
2 DVDs (120 mins)
“How to save yourself when you have gone too far – Making friends on the Net without getting hurt – Staying pure makes a lot of sense – Dangerous liaisons…it can happen to you.”

To save a life [248.4 TO]
1 DVD (117 mins)
“Jake and Roger grew up as best friends. But in high school, Jake becomes a star athlete who has it all : a college scholarship and the perfect girl, an ideal life that comes at the exclusioin of his childhood friend. Meanwhile, Roger no longer fits in anywhere and becomes tired of always being pushed aside. He makes a tragic move that spins Jake’s world out of control. As Jake searches for answers, he begins a journey that will change his life forever.”

China cry : the true story of Nora Lim [269.2 CHI]
1 DVD (103 mins)
“Her story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history: how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China. But it did more than survive. It thrived and multiplied. We can better understand these heroic Chinese Christians through Nora’s story. Adopted by a prominent family in Shanghai in 1941, little Sung Neng Yee (Nora Lam) is treated like a princess…until the bombs drop, and the Japanese seize her house. After the defeat of the Japanese, she joins the Communists, believing they are the liberation of China. All goes well, until she falls in love with Lam Cheng Shen from Hong Kong. Communist officials decide to break her of any bourgeois tendencies. During the next few years, in which she marries and has three children, she is subjected to excruciating persecution. She calls out to God for salvation. Miracles follow. She bargains for her husband and daughter’s release in Hong Kong and is sent to hard labour, where she starts agitating for her own release. An intimate love story, saga of courage, and
starts acclaimed inspirational gem.”

The second chance [262 SEC]
1 DVD (103 mins)
“Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michael W. Smith gives a passionate performance as a suburban pastor who is forced to confront his own prejudices in this powerful tale of faith, redemption and finding common ground. At the wealthy church The Rock, Ethan Jenkins (Smith) brings parishioners to their feet with his electrifying music. But Ethan’s unconventional ways upset the church elders, and as a result, they give him a new assignment: to work for The Rock’s sister church in the city’s poorest neighbourhood. Joining forces with a brash, street smart minister, Ethan’s faith and loyalties are put to the ultimate test to overcome differences and restore hope in an area desperate for change.”


Veggie tales : heroes of the Bible! [220.9505 VEG]
1 DVD (75 mins)
“In “The story of Flibber-o-loo,” the parable of the Good Samaritan is brought to life. Through rhyme and song, kids learn that loving your neighbour means helping those in need– even if they don’t live next door! In” Rack, Shack & Benny,” Nebby K. Nezzer builds a 90-foot chocolate bunny and three guys named Rack, Shack and Benny learn just how risky it can be to stand up for your beliefs. “Josh and the big wall”: surrounded by hugh walls and bristling with really annoying peas, no one gets to the Promised Land without going through Jericho first! Joshua (Larry the Cucumber) has directions from God, but they sound kind of– well, weird. In the end, Joshua and the children of Israel have to decide whether it’s better to do things their way or God’s way.”

Jesus. The Story of Jesus for Children [232 JES]
“The greatest motion picture ever presented about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This film faithfully and reverently recreates the story of Jesus just as it happened two thousand years ago. A film so true to life you will feel like you are in first century Palestine with Jesus. In this captivating retelling of The Story of JESUS for Children, follow the stories of children who might later lived during the time of Jesus on earth, as they witness Jesus’ life from a child’s perspective.”

Veggie tales : God wants me to forgive them!?! [234.5 GOD]
1 DVD (30 mins)
“Two great stories on forgiveness! “The grapes of wrath” features Junior Asparagus who learns to forgive even when he’s teased! “Larry’s Lagoon” shows Bob & Larry on a cruise that takes a turn for the worse, but the pair learns that even when someone makes a mistake, it’s best to forgive!”