Book Sharing for 061112



Author (Year) Title




Lee, Agnes

John Ronsvalle & Sylvia Ronsvalle (1992): The Poor Have Faces  - Loving Your Neighbour in the 21st Century

To be part of what God is accomplishing around the world, we need only respond to his call with as much enthusiasm and courage as so many Christians before us have done.

How Christians take on more of God’s perspective and look at those who have far less than we have ?

(1) increase your giving; (2) join key church committee; (3) acquaint and educate Christians about poverty in many places and about available resources; (4) advocate a more personal racially biblical stewardship; (5) offer proven strategies for transforming church outreach by matching churches with specific needs; (6) join short or long term missions.

Fan, Anita

Diane M. Komp (1996): Children are images of grace

The collection of stories written by this pediatric oncologist (cancer doctor) about the near-death experiences of her young cancer patients reveal the love, faithfulness, and kindness of God. This is done through the innocent and pure hearts and minds of her patients, many of whom are not even born of Christian families.

How does God reveal Himself to us in children?

The striking universal “themes” the author encounters when she interacts with her young patients in their battles against cancer make it impossible to not believe that God is real and that He truly cares.

Lo, Oscar

Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck (??): Every Man, God’s Man

Many men live a life of pretence. They often use different defense mechanisms and methods of disguise to fool people. Denying their own weaknesses they often give in to temptations and fail to live up to what God made them to be. Using and stories and verses from the Bible, this book helps men discover their true identities, identifiy their weaknesses and guide them to confront and fight their weaknesses and temptations so that they may live a fullfilling, godly life.

What are the 3 different ways man can answer God’s calls?

(1) Out of pride, we say “God, I know better”. (2) Out of fear, we say “I know my needs better”. (3) Out of faith, we say ““You know better, Lord!”

Chan, Agnes

Philip Yancey (1997): What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Christian should be the channel of blessing – Grace comes down to us from God and we should dispense grace to the world.

How can Christians dispense grace in a society that seems to be veering away from God?

(1) Dispensing God’s grace by “Love your enemies” and use the “weapons of mercy” to fight the culture war. Attack the false idea, not the person who holds that idea. (2) Commitment to a style of grace does not mean living in perfect harmony with government. Christians must be wise in the issues they choose to support or oppose. (3) Coziness between church and state may bad for the church. The state, which runs by the rules of ungrace, drowns out the church’s message of grace. The church informs the world about justice and righteousness and works best as a force of resistance, a counterbalance to the state.

Tong, Ivy

路卡杜(Lucado, Max )  屈貝琴譯(1998): 擁抱耶穌的心 (Just Like Jesus )




Lam, Irene

周學信著(2003): 無以名之的雲




Lam, Ernest

Philip D. Yancey (2006) Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” (Romans 8:26-27)

Then, why pray?

We pray because Jesus prayed. Jesus valued prayed enough to spend many hours at praying. Jesus accepted the constraints while living on earth; he became vulnerable, as we are vulnerable; rejected, as we are rejected; and tested, as we are tested. In every case, he responded with prayer. However, our prayer is often confusing and filled with frustration, why? Maybe, we treat prayer as a duty rather than a privilege, or we always come to God with a list of consumer requests but a desire to be with God.

Tong, Johnny

楊世禮 (2004): 為誰辛苦為誰忙

本書主題是基督徒的工作觀,它也是一本理論與實踐的書,理論是從西方社會的工作觀,引伸到曆代神學家的工作觀. 實踐則引伸至基督徒的日常生活.


我們的生命若是為主辛苦為主忙, 那便有永恆價值

Kwan, Louie

 Lee Sze King (??): Isaiah Bible Studies CD

The background of history and interpretation of Isaiah.

Is the Old treatment message still relevant to us today?

Bible is a living WORD and it is very much applicable to us today.

Chan, Stephen

Philip Yancey (1990): Where is God when it hurts (part 3)

The last part of this book covers how people respond to suffering, how can we cope with pain as well as how does faith help.

How can we cope with suffering when it hurts us?

When we allow God our shepherd to guide us, we can have peace and contentment. Know that God walks with us in our struggles and hurts when we hurt.

Zia, Karl

Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart (1993): How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Bible is God’s Words for us. However, it does not mean that we should blindly follow people’s behavior or treat every command a command directly to us. Rather, it is the essence (point) of the text that matters, and it is based on good exegesis.

How do we look at the Old Testament law? Is it still binding to us?

(1) The OT is a covenant God made with Israelites. We have a new covenant that we are not under the old law (Ro 6:14-15). (2) Some laws are not renewed in the new covenant (like ritual and civil laws), but the ethical and moral laws has been renewed and Christians need to follow, such as Mt 5:21-48, and the Great Commandment. (3) The OT laws let us see the characteristics of the perfect God, and that it is impossible for us to fulfill them without Jesus.