Monday, 31 October 2011

A Heart for Freedom

The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace—which she had sought in turn through academic achievement, romantic love, political activism, and career success—was never satisfied until she had an unexpected encounter with a formerly forbidden faith. Her newfound passion for God led to her life’s greatest mission: Fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Book of the Week: Prayer, Prasie & Promises

by Warren Wiersbe.

The Psalms have always held a special place in worship. From expressions of joy and thanksgiving to heart-wrenching pleas for mercy and strength, these poetic verses have been the basis of Christian worship for millennia.

You can experience the riches of the Psalms every day with Prayer, Praise & Promises. In this classic book, Warren W. Wiersbe plumbs the depths of the Psalms and adds personal devotions and reflections you will want to savor all year long.

If, like the saints of old, you yearn to make the Psalms a part of your daily expression of love and gratitude to God, this book is the place to start.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Book of the Week: What The Bible Teaches - Daniel to Micah

DANIEL by J. R. Baker. The book of Daniel is unique in giving more detail of the “times of the Gentiles” than any other book in the Old Testament.
HOSEA by J. M. Flanigan. Hosea has a message of appeals and promises, denunciations and threatenings, all mingled together in love.
JOEL by D. Gilliland. While others saw the locusts and their devastating effects; Joel sensed the Lord.
AMOS by J. Hay. The prophet was selected by God to be His spokesman to a prosperous nation guilty of a multitude of social evils.
OBADIAH by P. Harding. The Edomites had a superior air about them and pride would be Edom’s downfall.
JONAH by J. M. Flanigan. There are interesting foreshadowings of Christ, and signs to Israel, as explained by the Lord Jesus.
MICAH by J. M. Flanigan. In Micah’s prophecy there is much of God’s holiness and His denunciations of sin as well as glimpses of glory.
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Monday, 10 October 2011

Book of the Week: Unto the Hills

The classic 365-day devotional from Billy Graham, now back in print.

No matter your place in life, this classic collection of devotional readings is designed to bring you daily to that special place of renewal—to help you pause and gaze "unto the hills" for help and inspiration.

Each of the 365 daily readings in this inspiring collection offers a carefully chosen passage of scripture, a brief, thoughtful message from Dr. Graham, and a heartfelt prayer composed especially for this book. Distilled from a lifetime of study and ministry, these devotionals supply daily food for thought about living fruitfully and joyfully in an often fretful world.

Simple, direct, encouraging yet challenging, this book offers itself as a heartening companion for your daily walk in the valley. This collection is a gentle but constant reminder that we can find help for all our needs as long as we remember to look up . . . unto the hills but especially unto the Lord.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Book of the Week: Lion of Babylon

a novel by Davis Bunn.
Marc Royce has been a State Department agent involved in covert operations--that is, until personal issues lead to his dismissal.
When Alex Baird goes missing in war-torn Baghdad, State comes calling again. Alex is a CIA agent--and a close friend of Royce. Three others have also dropped out of sight--a nurse, an aid worker, a wealthy young Iraqi. Are these cases linked? Rumors circulate about a kidnapping conspiracy, yet both American and local officials refuse to pursue it.
Blocked at every turn, Royce eventually unearths a trail of secret encounters between sworn enemies. What he discovers could transform the course of rivalry and reconciliation throughout the Mideast. As the human and political drama escalates, can one man summon the courage to make a difference?