Author: Steve Q.M.

Book Review – Prayer by Timothy Keller

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  This book had been sitting on the shelf collecting dust for a while, I was a little intimidated by the volume of it, but always had the prompting to pick it up, knowing the richness of wisdom that the book would have to offer. And yes like any other book penned by Keller, Prayer did not disappoint. How did we first learn how to pray? Most of us just picked it up as we […]

A Psalter’s Delight (Meditation on Psalm 1)

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(Recently I became convinced that I lack a prayer life. Not that I don’t pray at all, but my prayers lack the same level of fervidity and belief that I see in the great men of God. Apart from the Lord’s prayer, Jesus’ teaching, and the many prayers recorded in Bible, I started to look into Psalms, the divine inspired prayer book, to learn how God wants me to pray. ) …but his delight is […]

What I Learnt Through Miscarriage

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Though almost a week has passed since we lost our 9-week old baby, and life has to resume at its relentless pace, the painful memory in the emergency department is still vividly alive. The sorrow that followed however, has receded and been comforted by the Holy Spirit. The sheer emptiness of losing a family member (though one we’ve never met) is sharp. By grace of God, many a comforting words and prayers are received, our […]

Book Review – Cost of Discipleship

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I think this might be the book that completely overturned my understanding of grace and discipleship, which are concepts so fundamental to the core of Christianity. Never has any other author explained with such clarity, conviction and rawness of the truth of Christ-following. In an age that individualism and Hedonism being so exalted in both the sacred and secular world, the sacrifice that is required to follow Christ seems distance, cold and unattractive. Even genuine […]

Book Review – Imitation of Christ

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Obtain a Kindle copy here: The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics) In this antiquated collection of essays by a 15th century monastic, there’s a seriousness in pursuing Christlikeness that is lacking in some contemporary Christian titles. John Wesley considered this to be the best summary of Christian life he had ever read. Instead of focusing on an elementary level of self-improvement, Kempis wrote in depth that the reality of a Christian life is to imitate […]