We are excited to introduce the newly formed NRAC Library Ministry Book Club! Check below for details:
以下是我們博客首個中文書評, 謝謝 Vivian Fung 姊妹的分享!
書名: 恩典作王 (The Discipline of Grace)
“首先，要非常謝謝Philip 介紹這本書給我，還有他對我們教會圖書館的用心。這本書不但讓我學會了如何追求聖潔，而且還讓我領悟到我們做基督徒要不斷地向自己傳福音。讀這本書之前，我從來沒有聽過這個做法，卻發現它非常有道理。如果連我們都無法真正的瞭解福音是甚麼，那麼非信徒當然就不會選擇去相信我們的神。另外，這本書讓我看透了很多事情。比方說，我有時候會覺得我比其他的學生“好”。我不抽煙，不喝酒，不說髒話和不會浪費我媽媽的錢。所以有時候在大學見到一些同學會心想：「他們怎麼可以這麼壞？」其實, 我根本沒有資格去批評別人。Jerry Bridges 提醒了我，我和非信徒都是平等的，因為我們都是罪人。
其實我讀這本書的時候真的很感動。Jerry Bridges 不但用他自己的經歷來描述神的恩典和性格，他還善用別人的話語來顯示神的大能。 我發現這本書有太多精彩的地方，我根本無法說完。所以，我在這本書裡面選出我最喜歡的比喻。
Jerry Bridges 說：「我們必須面對兩種的法庭：神在天上的法庭和我們靈內的良知法庭。」”
書評者: Vivian Fung
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As we enter into Advent, there are many online resources available to help focus our thoughts on Christ. You will find the links below to different websites that offer Advent devotionals.
Good News of Great Joy – Desiring God Ministries
Journey to the Manger - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Holiday Devotions - Bible Gateway
Gospel-Centered Advent eBook For Parents - Verge Network
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Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the passing of C.S. Lewis, a writer well-known for his writings and novels that have introduced Christianity to readers worldwide. Feel free to browse the resources to know more about him and his works: C.S. Lewis Institute (http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/), C.S. Lewis Official Homepage (https://www.cslewis.com/us), C.S. Lewis Foundation (http://www.cslewis.org/). We have two books by C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity and Screwtape Letters, in our Library for you to borrow!
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis
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“This inspiring and best-selling book has long been speaking to the hearts of men, and its words continue to be highly relevant. Using biblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions for daily living, and personal study questions, Kent Hughes offers hard-hitting discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: marriage, fatherhood, friendship, purity, integrity, leadership, prayer, ministry, and more.”
Visit our library to borrow this book now!
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Tomorrow marks the 95th birthday of Billy Graham, one of the most influential evangelical preachers of our era. It also marks the kick-off to the “My Hope with Billy Graham” campaign which includes a nation-wide broadcast named “The Cross” over major TV networks in Canada and United States. Invite your non-believing family and friends to tune in at various times of the day from Nov 7th -Nov 9th and online at the Canadian website and US website of “My Hope with Billy Graham”.
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As Christians we have all experienced adoption into the family of God through Jesus Christ. This past weekend marked the fifth annual Orphan Sunday, an initiative led by the Christian Alliance for Orphans, which highlights the importance of “defending the fatherless” (Isaiah 1:17) by showing God’s love through adoption and foster care. You can visit their website here to learn more about the movement.
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Besides being Halloween, October 31st is also Reformation Day which marks the anniversary day of when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on a church door. You can check out a free eBook offer from Ligonier Ministries of R.C. Sproul’s Luther and the Reformation. For those who enjoy listening more than reading, take the chance to listen to Carl Trueman’s sermon “Prayer: a Means of Reformation, a Means of Grace“.
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