Song Of Memory, The by Leung, Jeanie
White trees blossom and the sky glows with turquoise; memories float in a singing wind. This is the White Forest where Oowa and his friends live, abundant with treasures of life waiting to be discovered. They trade their pleasant memories for the things they need. But what Oowa definitely needs most is a smile. A journey through the White Tunnel to all the joys and pains of memory is the only way Oowa might gather enough good memories to smile again. However, just as the journey begins, he discovers something unexpected about yesterday and tomorrow…
Smile, Please by Leung, Jeanie
After miraculously rediscovering his heart in A Time for the Heart, Oowa lived happily forva time in his own little world. But one day, he met a little girl who never smiled. Others thought this glum child strange and shunned her, but Oowa befriended her and soon discovered that she wasn't so glum after all: she simply did not know how to smile. Oowa set out to teach her, to no avail. In Smile, please, readers follow Oowa as he discovers the secret of the girl's missing smile - and in the process, reveals something within himself that could actually change her
Mission, Memory And Communion : Documenting World Christianity In The Twenty-First Century by Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu; Marek A. Rostkowski
This book, written by fifteen key interpreters of present-day Christianity from a wide spectrum of tradition, professional training and experience across the globe, examines documenting.
Christian Mission And The Test Of Discipleship: The Princeton Lectures, 1970 by Coe, Shoki; Michael Nai-Chiu Poon (Ed.)
Shoki Coe’s lectures on mission, published here for the first time since it was delivered in Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970, introduce a new generation of Asian Christians to Shoki Coe, the father of contextualizing theology. Coe delivered his Students’ Lectures on Mission at a critical turning point in his intellectual development and in the turbulent nation-building history in Asia.
The three lectures, “Text and Context in Missions,” “Missio Dei” and “Christian Mission in the Context of Asian Nation Building,” transcribed and edited here, underline the key role that the Asia Pacific plays in world Christianity. They also shed light to Coe’s train of thoughts that led to the birth of contextualising theology.
To place Coe’s lectures within the wider canvass of Asian theological development, this book includes one of Coe’s most important essays “My Political Involvement,” a tribute by the leading Asian ethnomusicologist Loh I-to, and Michael Poon’s introductory essay on “Shoki Coe and the Rise of Asia Pacific Christianity.”
“The present crisis in mission is due largely to the fact that we have come to the end of an era and the beginning of another, in the history of both of the church and of the world. It is at this critical point of transition that the question of self-identity and self-identification, the question of faithfulness and the question of relevance of missions have to be raised.”
Issues Of Law And Justice In Singapore: Some Christian Reflections by Koh, Daniel (Ed.); Kiem-Kiok Kwa (Ed.)
This book is an attempt at putting together in one accessible volume what some Singapore Christians think about matters of law and justice in their own country. It is the first volume in the CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series.
The writers share the same concern about Christians being the light and salt in the world. Christians can make meaningful contribution to public discussion on matters which affect the common good. Justice properly understood is justice for all even if it is informed by the Christian faith. That is why Christians who love God and their neighbours are interested in issues of law and justice.
While the book is primarily written for Christians, it may be of interest to the wider readership. Readers will be able to identify some common interests, and gain further understanding of how thoughtful Christians have sought to contribute to developing a wholesome social vision, "based on justice and equality", for a multi-racial, multi-religious society.
Trackless Paths by Chiang, Joshua
Joshua Chiang breathes new life into some of the wisest words ever spoken with an enthralling menagerie of animal characters created especially for this collection. Each illustration is rendered in a pencil-and-digital watercolor style, and paired with a saying or an excerpt from writings by sages and literary figures.
Does Jesus Really Love Me: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage In Search Of God In America by Chu, Jeff
In this timely work that is part memoir and part investigative analysis, a prize-winning writer explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America. From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their god hates fags protest signs to the pioneering Episcopal bishop Mary Glasspool, who proclaims a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures spiritual snapshots of Christian America at a remarkable moment, when tensions between both sides in the culture wars have rarely been higher.
50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work And Life From 50 Landmark Books by Tom Butler-Bowdon
This volume contains a wide-ranging collection of enduring works by pioneering thinkers, philosophers, and corporate America's most powerful leaders. From amusing and enlightening parables to the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of industrialists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs, 50 Success Classics summarizes each industry's key ideas and clarifies how these insights and techniques promote self-growth.
50 Spiritual Classics: Timeless Wisdom From 50 Great Books Of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment And Purpose by Tom Butler-Bowdon
So many of us are searching for a spiritual path. Although our reasons may differ, we share the same basic motivation: to lessen suffering and enhance our sense of fulfilment. This book is an inspirational guide that introduces you to different ideas regarding enlightenment, fulfilment, and purpose, ideas that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions, and secular beliefs. Gain insight into life's big questions and humanity's spiritual evolution with some of our greatest secular and spiritual thinkers.
50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It - Wisdom From The Best Books On Wealth Creation And Abundance by Tom Butler-Bowdon
This is the first book to highlight landmark titles in the ever-growing field of wealth creation. It brings together fundamental works on entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics, and philanthropy, providing guidance and support in the quest to develop a millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and give a little back.
50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books To Transform Your Life, From Timeless Sages To Contemporary Gurus by Tom Butler-Bowdon
This book brings together fifty of the most important works on personal development and self-motivation. Representing the very best of the genre and appreciating that each of us is inspired by different underlying philosophies, Butler-Bowdon summarizes each writer's background, the book's primary concepts, and who benefits by reading it.
Living Well: Quenches Thirst In Life's Voyage by Lim, Hs
Author HS Lim has worked for 35 years in both the civil service and private sectors at senior leadership levels. He sees life as a river, meandering over rocks as rapids, cascading over boulders as waterfall, easing into passage of tranquillity and finally flowing to the sea. Unlike the water in the river that goes back to the beginning, life comes to a certain end. Lim shares his insights and perspectives as a student of life and offers relief, refuge and respite from the toils of daily living. He offers hope for those feeling despondent, joy for those in sorrow and energy for whose feeling drained and exhausted. His sharing is in five areas - His sharing is in five areas - Living with Self, Living with Others, Living with Work, Living with Family and Living with God. He takes readers through story, anecdotes, personal reflection and commentary.
If Not Now, When? Love Edition by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
This special LOVE edition of the popular book comes in a complete new form with breathtaking new pictures to accompany the profound compilation of quotations from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's teachings and personal text messages to his students. The emphasis in this edition focuses on love & relationships with additional quotes from His Eminence's personal blog. By transcending all boundaries of religion, culture, race and age, these quotations bridge the world outside to ourselves, connect our daily frustrations to warm-hearted solutions and shed bright new light on our seemingly ordinary daily lives.
Mediums, Monks, & Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today by Kitiarsa, Pattana
This volume is a sophisticated yet accessible study of the state of popular Buddhist beliefs as they are practiced in Thailand today. Using a combination of focused case studies and analysis, it explores the nature and evolution of popular Buddhism over the past three decades by focusing on those individuals who practice, popularize, and profit from it. It also explores the history of both popular and official opinion surrounding supernatural Buddhism and its clashes with the rationalist, modernizing policies of Thailand's monarchy and government.
African Proverbs by Madanmohan Rao
This book presents a glimpse into the cultural and linguistic diversity of Africa. It has 2,400 proverbs translated into English from across the length and breadth of Africa, from 125+ categories of languages, countries and ethnic groups. The proverbs are drawn from Acholi and Akamba to Zinza and Zulu; from Tunisia in the north to South Africa, from Senegal in the west to Kenya in the east, and many other countries and cultures in between!
Chinese Zen: A Path To Peace And Happiness by Wu Yansheng
2013 English translation of the 2009 introduction to Zen Buddhism by one of China's leading authorities on Zen history and practice. Each of the 15 chapters explores an aspect of Zen as it draws on sayings, stories and teachings of Zen masters down the centuries and relates them to life today. With list of Chinese texts used.
Different Under God: A Survey Of Church-Going Protestants by Chong, Terence; Hui Yew-Foong
This is a comprehensive analysis of Christianity in Singapore, covering religious, social and political attitudes. It analyses individual and discussion-group responses from churchgoers in both mainline denominations and independent churches, and covers issues such as moral values and attitudes, including those on sexuality and sexual orientation, money and giving, organizational belonging, and governance.
Tsongkhapa: A Simple Guide To A Powerful Practice by Tsem Rinpoche
Based on teachings by Rinpoche, this book contains a short biography of Lama Tsongkhapa and a complete commentary of Lama Tsongkhapa's Guru Yoga. It will provide potential practitioners with sufficient basic knowledge to start practising and to understand Lama Tsongkhapa's lineage and the healing benefits of its practice. This practice is especially suited for lay people with contemporary lifestyles.
What More Do You Want? Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Low, Albert
London-born Albert Low (b. 1928) has been Director of the Montreal Zen Centre since 1979. Here are many of the Questions and Answers raised over the years by those attending retreats at the Centre. Part 2 sets out 4 teishos or talks given by Low. Two are on Classics of Zen writings followed by discussion of Nisargadatta, a contemporary Indian non-Buddhist Zen Master, and of basic principles of Zen. An autobiographical note follows.
Be Tension Free: How To Overcome Tension & Become Peaceful And Blissful by Shri Shri Kinkar Vitthal Ramanuja
Be Tension Free is a small, yet powerful book that will change you life. It talks your language, understands your tensions and gives you spiritual solutions that are lasting. Kinkar Vitthal Ramanuja takes us from negative fatalism to positive constructivity. He promotes yoga and meditation, prayer and spiritual attitude, as potent tools to shape our destiny. This book reveals the process by which we can balance worldly actions with spiritual practice-achieving success in both. If you really want to overcome your tensions, this book is a must.