The Christian’s secret to a happy life

Title:             The Christian’s secret to a happy life

Author:        Hannah Whitall Smith

Imprint:      U.K., B&H Publishing Group, 2017.

Collation:    308 pages

ISBN:            978-1-4336-4999-8

Class Code: 初信 T C S T -HWS

  • Summary

Sometimes it just feels like life is beating us up. We worry about our family, our health, our money, our time, and in the process, we run ourselves ragged. These stressors are not a recent phenomenon but have been with humanity since the fall. Even though The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life is over 130 years old, author Hannah Whitehall Smith was aware of the age-old problems that plague humanity. In her studies, she discovered that there is a way to handle the stressors in our lives in a healthy way that builds us up instead of tearing us down. That way of dealing with life’s trials is through living faithfully in the rest and comfort that Jesus offers us. True happiness does not come from an absence of difficulty, but through the loving embrace of our Savior

  • From the Back Cover

Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) did not have an easy life. Of her seven children, only three lived to adulthood. Her husband was unfaithful. And as a woman in ministry, she fought an uphill battle. In spite of, and perhaps because of, her difficult circumstances, she was able to advise Christians how to live a happy life through a close relationship with the perfect Parent, Savior, Protector, and Friend. Her words still ring true today for all Christians struggling to find joy.

The inspiring message of A Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life reveals the profound secret of true happiness. The wise counsel of this beloved author will nurture and strengthen your faith, your consecration, and your obedience to the will of God. You can be free of doubt, fear, insecurity, depression, temptation, failure, and much more.

  • About the Author

Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) did not have an easy life. Of her seven children, only three lived to adulthood. Her husband was unfaithful. And as a woman in ministry, she fought an uphill battle. In spite of, and perhaps because of, her difficult circumstances, she was able to advise Christians how to live a happy life through a close relationship with the perfect Parent, Savior, Protector, and Friend. Her words still ring true today for all Christians struggling to find joy.

The inspiring message of A Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life reveals the profound secret of true happiness. The wise counsel of this beloved author will nurture and strengthen your faith, your consecration, and your obedience to the will of God. You can be free of doubt, fear, insecurity, depression, temptation, failure, and much more.

 

 

God of all comfort

Title:              God of All Comfort

Author:          Hannah Whitall Smith

Imprint:         U.S., Bridge-Logos, 2006

Collation:      259 pages;

ISBN:              0-88270-103-5

Class Code:  初信 G O A C –HWS

  • Summary

Comfort is a word seldom associated with religious faith by those who are not Christians. Doesn’t religion make people uncomfortable with its demands? Isn’t life more comfortable when we just live the way we want? Who needs to worry about a judgmental God watching our every move? Even the word Jesus is enough to cause people to squirm in their seats.

However, for many Christians the words Jesus and comfort are inextricably linked. In her classic work, God of All Comfort, Hannah Whitall Smith describes why faith in the Christian God leads to comfort and joy that cannot be found elsewhere. Without Christ, life is little more than living through doubt, fear, and anxiety. In her inspirational work, Smith reminds the reader of the reality of God’s promises to his people. With Christ, doubt, fear, and anxiety are obsolete feelings.

  • About the Author

HANNAH WHITALL SMITH (1832-1911) was born in Philadelphia to a Quaker family. Her life expressed the joy that is found in complete surrender to the Lord. The secret to a happy life, according to Whitall Smith, is to trust implicitly in the promises of the Bible. Her goal was not to impress the scholar but to elevate the simple man or woman who longed for a more consecrated way of living. Deeply practical, her writings deal directly with the day-to-day struggles of ordinary people.

 

China’s Oasis

Title:              China’s Oasis: Live, hope and opportunity for the hidden children of China

Author:         David Gotts & Richard Harris

Imprint:       U.K., Monarch Books,2018

Collation:     271 pages; 129*196 mm

ISBN:            978-0-85721-901-5

Class Code: 培灵 C O -DG

  • Summary

How faith led one man to help hundreds of disabled children in China.

It took the death of tiny baby Rose for a young man to demonstrate that every single life has value, even those of fragile, disabled children. She seemed insignificant but her life mattered, and sharing her story means she will never be forgotten. Hundreds of children have received love, hope and opportunity because of Rose’s short life, and that number grows daily. China’s Oasis is the story about International China Concern and David Gotts who started it at the age of 22. ICC provides love hope and opportunity for China’s abandoned and disabled children. They operate orphanages in three locations in China: Changsha, Hengyang, and Sanmenxia; supported by eight National Offices around the world. Over three hundred children have received full time, life-changing care, and the same number again have been adopted. We hold many firsts for NGO work in China. This books shows that ordinary people can do extraordinary things through faith and love.

  • About the Author

Richard Harris has been involved in pioneering investment management in Asia at senior levels for global and regional banks. He is currently CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management. Richard is a prolific thinker and contributor to the press, radio and worldwide business television on global finance. He presents a prime time business show on Radio Hong Kong (RTHK) is a regular political and business commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg, as well as being a weekly columnist for the South China Morning Post.

  • Reviews

“If you have ever wondered what God could do with a fully surrendered heart, China’s Oasis is the book for you. David’s story is as grand and fascinating as the country in which it is based. From the smallest of beginnings with one child called Rose to an organization spread all over the world, this is a human story of compassion, love, and generosity. Heartbreaking and hope-filled at one and the same time, David’s journey with China’s abandoned children is the kind of gritty and courageous inspiration we need for this time. This book should come with a warning label. Don’t read it if you wish to remain sceptical about the kindness of the human heart.” ——Andrew Gardener, Senior Pastor, Vine Church, Hong Kong

“The book you hold in your hands represents the work, sacrifice and love of hundreds of people over the past twenty-five years. Led and inspired by Dave Gotts, they came from around the world to share their passion and compassion with children in China. This book is also testament to God’s love, exhibited through so many lives in so many ways. As ICC embarks on its second quarter-century of providing love, hope, and opportunity to children with disabilities, we look to the accomplishments of the past while relying on God’s guidance for the future.”—— Peter Maize, CEO, ICC

“This is a truly amazing story of an organization dedicated to caring for the “least of these”, told through the lives of those who dared to believe for the impossible.” ——Tony Read, Chairman, The Justice Conference Asia

“China’s Oasis is a heartbreaking and heart-warming read. The first chapter had me hooked. The authors tell the ICC story honestly as insiders with outsider objectivity, which is no small feat. I ended up with an even greater appreciation for this NGO and the ordinary people who have created such an extraordinary organisation.” ——Gregory Anderson, Senior Pastor, Union Church, Hong Kong

“Some twenty years ago, my wife and I had the honour of connecting with David Gotts and ICC. Back then we were so moved by David’s vision and leadership, and now we are celebrating ICC’s continued growth and unique place in serving the beautiful people of China. Thank you, David, for your perseverance and faithfulness. China’s Oasis captures the joy and tears of this incredible journey. Read it, and be challenged and blessed.” ——Scott Harris, Missions Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church, Tennessee

Born After Midnight

Title:               Born After Midnight

Author:          A.W. Tozer

Imprint:        Chicago, Moody, 2015

Collation:     168pages; 133*203mm

ISBN:             978-1-60066-790-9

Class Code: 培灵 B A M -AWT

  • Summary

In A.W. Tozer’s compilation of writings on true revivals is what the book <Born After Midnight> is all about. Tozer is arguing that the premise of spiritual gifts and graces come only to those who want them badly enough to wait for them; to those who are willing to pray late into the night, unto that last hour of darkness, just before the coming dawn shimmers on the horizon is a service and honor. These graces come to those who genuinely yearn for God. <Born After Midnight> comes to those who speak to god on behalf of men and speak to men in the name of God. Tozer takes us on another journey of faith that is one that will have you re-evaluating your attitude toward life and toward the Lord, inspiring and enabling you to take up your cross and follow the Lamb. Tozer lays many of his philosophical cornerstones in <Born After Midnight>, as he describes who God is and what it is that makes Him that way. Will revival come again after reading this book, maybe, maybe not, but your prayer life and view of God will change forever.  This book brings a revivalist attitude of enthusiasm to the everyday journey of faith. A.W. Tozer urges the believer to “sanctify the ordinary,” making every act of life a simple and glorifying offering to God.  The book examines the qualities of God and His desires and expectations of man. Each chapter will renew your insight into the depth of your faith, prompting an attitude of worshipful resignation toward God’s will.

  • From the Back Cover

Will you press into heaven at the expense of earth?

It has been said that revivals are born after midnight. This is not because midnight is a magic hour–it isn’t–but because anyone truly desiring renewal doesn’t tire at seeking it.

This book stirs us toward renewal. Be it in the realm of money, worship, worry, or prayer, A. W. Tozer applies God’s high wisdom to our everyday living to show sin bitter and Christ sweet, helping us crave heaven and lose our taste for the world.

If you will take God for who He says He is, trust His promises as true, and forsake the world in clutching for heaven, it will cost you everything. But it will give you eternity. This book invites you to seek what cannot be lost.

  • About the Author

A.W. TOZER began his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today’s reader. Among his best-loved books are the classics The Pursuit of God and The Attributes of God.

Our Brilliant Heritage

Title:             Our Brilliant Heritage, If You Will Be Perfect, Disciples Indeed

Author:        Oswald Chambers

Imprint:       U.S., Discovery House, 2013

Collation:    358pages; 136*203mm

ISBN:            978-1-57293-042-1

Class Code: 培灵 O B H I -OC

  • Summary

God has entrusted humanity with His Word and He intends to demonstrate His character through His disciples. When our minds are focused on God and we are growing in the realization of the purity of Christ’s heart and His wonderful strength and power, we will find that that same characteristic is being worked out in us. In this three-in-one-volume, Oswald Chambers writes, ‘Sanctification must be the direct gift of God by means of the instrument of the most earnest, intense, and personal faith.’ Chambers says no one can acheive sanctification; we must inherit and appropriate it through a vital relationship with God through Christ.

  • From the Back Cover

Three timeless books in one volume!

Touching on a wide range of subjects,from Christian principles to the human mind, discipleship to biblical ethics,they take you to the heart of Oswald Chambers’ message for the “equipping of the saints” (Ephesians 4:12).

If you want to follow Christ daily,to walk with God as a faithful disciple and know His presence in your life, to understand some of the deeper mysteries of spiritual living, this book is a treasure trove of wisdom.

  • About the Author

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was born July 24, 1874, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He came into a personal relationship with Jesus as his Savior in his teen years under the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and studied art and archeology at the University of Edinburgh before answering a call from God to the Christian ministry. He then studied theology at Dunoon College.

From 1906-1910 he conducted an itinerant Bible-teaching ministry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

In 1910, Chambers married Gertrude Hobbs. They had one daughter, Kathleen.

In 1911 he founded and became principal of the Bible Training College in Clapham, London, where he lectured until the school was closed in 1915 because of World War I. In October 1915 he sailed for Zeitoun, Egypt (near Cairo), where he ministered to troops from Australia and New Zealand as a YMCA chaplain. He died there November 15, 1917, following surgery for a ruptured appendix.

Although Oswald Chambers wrote only one book, Baffled to Fight Better (since updated and titled Our Ultimate Refuge), more than thirty titles bear his name. Mrs. Chambers, a court stenographer, compiled the rest of her husband’s published works from her verbatim shorthand notes. For half a century following her husband’s death she labored to give his words to the world. <My Utmost For His Highest>, his best-known work, has been continuously in print in the United States since 1935 and remains in the top ten titles of the religious book bestseller list with millions of copies in print. It has become a Christian classic.

The Spirit of Christ

Title:               The Spirit of Christ

Author:           Andrew Murray

Imprint:         U.S., Whitaker House, 2018

Collation:       219 pages; 140*216 mm

ISBN:              978-1-60374-856-8

Class Code:    神学 T S O C -AM

  • Summary

Andrew Murray’s writings were a cherished and vital part of his ministry in Africa. In this classic work, Murray stresses the importance of one truth: the Holy Spirit must be known by every believer as an indwelling life of spiritual power. For Murray, this indwelling is to be accepted and treasured until it becomes part of the consciousness of the believer. As the Holy Spirit possesses us, all of our lives, even the least things, must be surrendered to His leading. If God’s people can learn to wait on the Holy Spirit for divine leading and working, placing ourselves entirely at His disposal, there will be manifestations of the Spirit’s power in the church such as the world has never known. In The Spirit of Christ, Murray covers all aspects of the Holy Spirit, in the hope that God’s glory will begin to work through His church in powerful ways that would be a witness for all the world.

“In my observation of the lives of believers, I have been very deeply impressed with one thought: that our prayer for the mighty working of the Holy Spirit through us and around us can only be powerfully answered as His indwelling in every believer is more clearly acknowledged and lived out.” –Andrew Murray

  • About the Author

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among the other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

  • Contents
  1. A New Spirit and God’s Spirit
  2. God’s Spirit and Your Obedience
  3. How to Wait for the Spirit
  4. Be Filled with the Spirit
  5. The Baptism of the Spirit
  6. A Divine Outpouring
  7. Power for Your Life
  8. How to Worship in the Spirit
  9. The Spirit Gives Life
  10. The Spirit of the Glorified Jesus
  11. The Indwelling Comforter
  12. How to Know the Spirit
  13. Truth to Live By
  14. The Gift of the Spirit
  15. How to Glorify Christ
  16. Saving the World from Sin
  17. Evangelism: You Can Participate
  18. Set Free!
  19. How to Be a Child of God
  20. Revitalizing Your Prayer Life
  21. The Holy Spirit and Your Conscience
  22. Hoe to Acquire Wisdom
  23. The Spirit and the Flesh
  24. Are You Spiritual or Carnal?
  25. You Are the Temple of the Holy Spirit
  26. Receiving the Spirit by Faith
  27. The Spirit of Love
  28. The Unity of the Spirit