Saturday, December 29, 2007

Good Morning, Holy Spirit - Benny Hinn

My birthday present from a fellow Attributes member, Yi Fei, this book was what I wanted to read for a long time. I have heard so much about it, that high expectations for this book had been built up over the months. And when I finally laid my eyes on it, Benny Hinn certainly delivers! With the anointing of God in his words and testimony.

It is so much more than a handbook to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit. This book chronicles the childhood of Benny Hinn and the migration of his family from Israel to Canada. I was captivated by the power of God that worked in his life, and more than that, the sure possibility that the very same God can work the same miracles in our lives as well too. If only we allow Him to.

Reading is not as good as application of the advice dispensed. Time and again, he reminds us that we gotta seek God and we will find him. The boy with the bicycle manual will never learn how to ride, even if he read it a million times, if he doesn't get on the bike at all. So we must set our hearts to seek after God, to pray for the presence of God, His Holy Spirit to come to us, and He will surely grant our prayers.

As Katherine Kulman was a powerful influence in the life of young Benny Hinn, so is he to our lives today. It is a great book and an essential one to every Christian today. So pick up a copy today!

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

A fantastic book that was Christmas present by Meiling. Well Ender's Game is THE sci-fi story you've ever hoped for. It is intelligent, gripping and one truly awesome page-turner. It is well, about Ender and the games he plays.

If I have anything to complain about it, it would be that it is a tad too dark for comfort. With all the violence, hurting and spite in the young 10 year olds, I'd not recommend it for children and tweens, perhaps teens and older.

Read the book within a day. I really really love this as a sci-fi book. Would be rank right beside Asimov's books. I must say the book has aged really well. Even though it was written literally decades ago, yet it is still one refreshing read.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists - Kenneth D. Boa, Robert M., Jr. Bowman

Read this book within 2 days. Haha in the midst of my exams no less! Hahaha. Well my dad borrowed this book from the local library and it was lying around. So being bored with Basic Inorganic Chemistry, I picked it up intending to flip through it. But with its clear double spaced lines and witty speech, I devoured half the book, from Evidence 1 to Evidence 11 in one night.

Fantastic stuff. Haha, the dust jacket starts off with the verse: "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for hte hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15 NIV. Yup and so it goes. It takes off with an intellectual discourse, but in layman terms. The authors both teach at universities and have PhDs, so if you're expecting some lightweight material, look elsewhere.

This book is aimed at everyone, not just Christians, to answer questions that many people have concerning God. It has substantial reasoning and in the earlier chapters, you must read closely to follow, especially on the section about how relativistic statements fall back into themselves. Haha, relativity is only for the physicists. Some statements do have loopholes in them but they are minor and are easily spotted as being perhaps inadequate examples or figures of speech.

My favourite was Number 8: The Evidence of a Fallen World. Many claim that God doesn't exist because there is so much evil in the world today. But the existence of good and evil coexisting is the very proof that God exist. This is because evil is a choice made by humans. And if we can make no such choice, then we'd simply be robots living in this world. However, God sent Jesus down to redeem us, and set us free. In any case, my own opinions and thoughts here don't do justice to the great book that everyone should read. Its witty, thought-provoking and more.