Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Fourth Dimension - Dr David Yonggi Cho

The coolest book ever written. Even though its written more than 20 years ago, its still fully relevant today. Let not the cover deceieve you, its truly overflowing with greatness for you to use in your life.

Dr Cho talks about the Fourth Dimension, a Spiritual Dimension and explains why its not just Christianity alone that can heal, perform miracles and more. English is not his first language, but precisely because of that, he writes clearly and simply. And every anecdote is easily understood by the reader. This simple language goes further to highlight the supernatural God that we have:)

The various examples of real people and their lives clearly illustrates how Christ's love transformed them. And its really amazing stuff.

Go read it today!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Commanding Angels - Larry Keefauver

Bought this book as part of a 3 for $10 sale at Attributes during Easter. Bought it with the book, "The Lazarus Trap". This book teaches you how to command Angels, because most of us don't.

From Buddha to Jesus - Steve Cioccolanti

Fantastic book I bought yesterday at Attributes and finished today! Haha, its so addictive, with its 14 size Times New Roman font, in an easy to read language and layout that I just had to finish it.

The author compares similarities between Buddhism and Christianity and the parallels are so amazing. He is a senior pastor of Discover Church in Australia but was brought up in Thailand in a family of Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Methodists. Interesting background that brought him to know and understand deeply about Buddhist teachings.

This for both Buddhists and Christians to understand about the other's teachings. I admire the fact that the author uses the original Pali and Sanskrit languages and transliterated them to provide for a clearer understanding of Buddhist teachings and their meanings. Fascinating read. I've learnt so much about Buddhism in the few hours of reading this book than in the 20 years I've lived on this earth, in Singapore to boot.

Great read for everyone!

Its a pity the author relied on certain Internet resources for references and could have used more texts, but then again, it would have been hard to, given that there is no agreed form on the Tripitaka. So it's not a scholarly read for theologians, but a very practical book for the layman. A bit of repetition at the end, but great read nonetheless!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Lazarus Trap - Davis Bunn

Got this book at the Attributes warehouse sale during Easter. It cost me a grand total of $3.33. Not a bad book. Its like a corporate thriller. I finished it in 2 days cos I wanted to know the ending. Lalala.

Ties up everything quite nicely for a guy who had amnesia. Some parts didn't link quite well but was quickly overlooked in this fast-paced story.

Hmm. I guess the reason why I don't have much to say perhaps is because its not a bad book, but its not an outstanding one either. But I think if made into a movie, it'd be cool!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Vacuum Diagrams - Stephen Baxter

Many thanks to my classmate Thet who lent me this book the day before the start of Chinese New Year. And I spent most of the 4 day holiday rushing to finish the book. I must say that it is a really awesome science fiction book. In a class of its own man.

First off, unlike other science fiction novellas or novels that dwell briefly on a couple of scientific concepts, inventing most of the stuff and lacing it all over with jargon, this one really embraces physics like I've never seen before. Here and there we see mention of photinos, dark matter, Godel's theorem, the famous Schrodinger and more!

Lovely stuff, it traces the story of a universe from around A.D. 4000 to A.D. 4 000 000. That's right, 4 million years into the future. Haha awesome stuff. Initially I read it with a tinge of skepticism, knowing that it was unlikely that we could ever find life other than humans and other creation on planet Earth that God specially created. However, as I embraced the story, it was really cool to see how broad the human imagination can be. Common grace at work here.

I love the various chapters and all. But a word of warning, all the physics might prove too overwhelming for a layman, I thank NUS and my teachers for my physics knowledge to appreciate this book.