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Author (Year) Title




Fan, Anita

Yeung, Clement (1999): The Golden Touch

This is a book of the stories in the life of Dr. Yeung as a doctor, father, and friend. Most importantly, he writes about how he sees life as a devout Christian. Through the various encounters in his daily life, he is inspired and encouraged. He teaches the readers how to “not simply watch the events of life rush past but search for meaning in them, plucking something which strengthens and deepens out of each event.”

How can we enrich our spiritual experience in our seemingly mundane daily lives?

We can learn from Dr. Yeung - reflecting on every situation we encounter in our lives, and seeing how God has a role to play in each circumstance. Recording our anecdotes and our reflections on events we encounter can help with this process.

Tong, Johnny

A.W. Tozer  (1968): When He is Come

This book consists of 10 messages on Holy Spirit. The main theme is: When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.   

Why do we experience the Holy Spirit so little?

The main reason is that most people want to live the way they live. They don’t want to be led by the Holy Spirit. They want to direct and control the Holy Spirit. We are all dictators, full of self-confidence. We must repent in order to experience the Holy Spirit.

Chan, Agnes

Alan Gotthardt (2003): The Eternity Portfolio

Giving is an obligation as well as opportunity. Giving is the ultimate long-term investment that acquires our full attention to discover its values, set goals, identify visions and make strategic plans. In this book, the author helps gives and us to understand the importance and reasons of giving us advises and practical examples as how, what and where should we invest.

How to develop an Eternity Portfolio and how much should we give?

There are 4 stages of developing one’s Eternity Portfolio: (1) Classify the eternal assets - Evangelism, Discipleship and Mercy; (2) Enlist the subsections - group/event focus, church planting, Bible translation/distribution for Evangelism; Counselling, Christian education, Research/curriculum development for Discipleship; Life skills training, health care and food/shelter/clothing for Mercy; (3) Identify the categories of your own unique opportunities and mission with the local church as the core and others such as personal mission, poor and spontaneous opportunities; (4) Select specific investments. Most people use the “tithe” (10% rule). The Exponential Generosity method which divides your financial resources into the Family Portfolio and the Eternity Portfolio. It takes into account what you need to spend and save to provide for current and future needs. The balance can be invested for all eternity. Exponential Generosity is based on the supposition that at some level of financial blessing.

Wong, Colin

Ed Silvoso (2000): Prayer Evangelism.

Changing a city’s spiritual climate is the key in dramatically transforming everybody within the city and prayer evangelism is the way to successfully achieve this spiritual climate change.

How can we successfully follow and fulfil the great commandment from God?

Look carefully into the context of the great commandment (Mt 28) and you will understand that Jesus has the power and authority to handle anything and anyone we meet as we go along our journey of life, and that as we pray for the lost ones we met along the journey, He will do great things to change their lives and transform them to His disciples.

Yau, Jim

H. Paul Jeffers (2004): The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jerusalem.

This book explores importance of Jerusalem with history, geography, politics and the bloody conflict.

(1) Where is Jesus’ tomb?

(2) What did Israeli do to upset Muslims in September 1996?

[1] Underneath the “Church of the Holy Sepulchre”

[2] After Israeli took control the Western Wall in 1967, Jews wanted to find out what behind the wall (which is the only visible remains of the Holy Temple and people suspected the Ark of the Covenant may be there. The only problem is: to find out what’s there requires digging under the Dome of the Rock , a Muslim holy place it is surpassed only by Mecca and Medina in importance.

Or, Patrick

Robert Spencer (2005): The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and The Crusades)

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Do we need to understand Islam the religion and Muslims its followers?

A definitive yes, as this understanding is necessary for us to understand and know our Muslim friends and neighbours, and to appreciate world events of today.

Yuen, Winnie

鄺炳釗 (1999) :從聖經看如何活得更快樂