A new addition to the Grace Bible Church Library’s Back Hall collection is The Kneeling Christian by Anonymous, published by Hendrickson Christian Classics.
According to the preface of the Hendrickson Christian Classics edition, the records of the British Library say that the “Unknown Christian” was an Anglican clergyman named Albert Ernest Richardson, who was born around 1868. He was educated at Oxford University, ordained as a priest in 1897, and went overseas as a missionary in 1898. He published his first book in 1921. The Kneeling Christian was his second book.
The Kneeling Christian welcomes novices and veteran Christians alike to answer God’s invitation into the life of prayer. The author encourages us to embrace wholeheartedly the instructions of Jesus: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (NLT).
The author explores Scripture, including Jesus’ “sevenfold invitation to pray” in John 14-16. He also includes engaging anecdotes set in broad international settings, revealing a passion for missions and evangelism and the intercessory prayer that is the foundation for effective ministry.
The result is a tender and loving invitation into a living and vital relationship with the Living God – an invitation to prayer issued to us throughout Scripture and the ages by God himself.
A recently catalogued book in Grace Bible Church Library is Halley’s Bible handbook with the New International Version, published by Zondervan in 2007.
On back cover it says: Written for both mind and heart, this expanded edition of Halley’s Bible Handbook retains Dr. Halley’s highly personal style. It features brilliant maps, photographs and illustrations; contemporary four-colour design; Bible references in the easy-to-read, bestselling New International Version; practical Bible reading programs; helpful tips for Bible study; fascinating archaeological information; easy-to-understand sections on how we got the Bible and on church history; bibliographical references and improved indexes.
Portraits of Christ in the Tabernacle
From the book’s foreword by Harold J. Berry: The Old Testament tabernacle provides many parallels to New Testament truths. In particular, it emphasizes the one way of salvation – through shedding of blood – and the need to worship and fellowship with God. In Portraits of Christ in the Tabernacle, Theodore H. Epp searches out the fine shades of meaning in the tabernacle and relates them to salvation and the believer’s daily walk. The Christian life becomes even richer in meaning as it is compared with the tabernacle.
Moses vol. 1: God prepares and strengthens His man
From the back cover: This book is a rewarding study – not only because of what you will learn about Moses, but also because of what you will learn about yourself. Volume 1 examines Moses’ life from his birth to the crossing of the Red Sea. It is a moving account of how Moses was humanly prepared as a leader in the court of Egypt and how he was divinely prepared in the desert for the gigantic task before him. It shows how God strengthened Moses through the trials of the plagues and further prepared him to leader the people from Egypt toward the promised land.
Elijah, a man of like nature
From the book’s foreword by John I. Paton, Literature Editor: When the enemy of God brought Baal into Israel like a flood, the Spirit of God raised up Elijah against him. The Lord needed a man to stand in the gap and the lowly Tishbite was the man He found. Yet Elijah was as human as the rest of us. Where he differed from the average believer was in his single-minded devotion to God. When God commanded, Elijah obeyed. He was a man of faith whose works of faith will live on.
David, a man after the heart of God : lessons from the life of David
From back cover: This is the story of David – his tests, his triumphs, his fears, his faith and even the temptation which led him from enticement to the sins of adultery and murder. But it is more than David’s story. It is the story of God – loving David, guiding him, chastening him and restoring him. And woven through David’s story is David’s music – his psalms. Reflecting his highs and lows they range from lilting expressions of joy because of God’s goodness and mercy to expressions of bitter pain and depression resulting from his sin. You can walk with David in this book, fight in his battles and pray with them. You can even sing with him, for his psalms are skillfully woven into the circumstances of his life and applied to our lives today.