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Chasing Superwoman: A Working Monís Adventures in Life and Faith By Susan M. DiMickele. CLC Publications: Valenzuela City, Philippines. c2010. 224 p. ISBN: 978-971-789-245-0.


This personal narrative is written by Susan, a working Christian mother with three young children who tries to balance her career in a law firm, her family and her faith. She describes the joys and pains of mothering while working outside the home in an honest, very approachable and thought-provoking style with faith and humor. She does not depict her life as perfect but tries to follow God in making decisions that are right for her family. Highly recommended.


The Discipline of Grace: Godís Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
By Jerry Bridges. Navigator Ministries: Quezon City, Philippines. c1994. 253 p. ISBN: 971-671-030-5. 


This book has been written to expound on two biblical truths: the discipline of Godís grace and the pursuit of holiness (becoming more like Jesus in our daily walk). It points out that Christians must constantly preach the Gospel to themselves lest we forget that the saving grace of the Gospel is necessary to prevent discipleship from becoming a matter of performance or out of fear or guilt. Highly recommended.




Funky Things to Draw: With Over 80 Drawings to Master! By Paul Konye and Kate Ashborth. Hinkler Books: China. c2008. 191 p. ISBN: 978-1-7418-2937-2.


If you like to try your hand in drawing, this book is for you. It shows you step by step how to draw a range of things in 8 sections: fairies, fairytale princesses, baby animals, in the ocean, costumes and fashions, fantasy, in the garden and horses. It is nice for a child to draw in a free-form manner but this book will help her get to the next level. Suited for ages 7-8 and up including adults. Highly recommended



Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ By Jerry Bridges. Navigator Ministries: Quezon City, Philippines. c2004. 189 p. ISBN: 1-57683-475-1.   


This book is ideal for any young or mature Christian who wants to deepen their relationship with God. Although there is only one chapter written with new material out of 14 chapters, it does not negate the direction the book takes. It explains the fundamentals of spiritual growth so that you are transformed and strengthened in your walk with the Lord God. Highly recommended. 



Iím Afraid of Heights (Or Why I Canít Social Climb) By Thelma Sioson San Juan. Inquirer Books (A unit of Philippine Daily Inquirer): Makati, Philippines. c2012. 573 p. ISBN: 978-971-92937-12.   


This book shares with us some private moments in the intimate profiles of the 98 Whoís Who in fashion, showbiz, high society and government. How did Rajo Laurel distinguish himself in Manila fashion? How did Kris Aquino persuade her mom to sign her first showbiz contract? How did John F. Kennedy Jr. react during his first meeting with Bill Gates? How did Noynoy Aquino spend the last night of his campaign? Read on and gain small nuggets of wisdom from their lives. Highly recommended.



The Little Book of Thrift By Paul Lonergan. Three Blind Mice Publishing: Strawberry Hills NSW Australia. c2009. 224 p. ISBN: 978-0-646-50656-2.


This book contains over 700 hints and tips on how to stretch your money. It is not about being cheap or sticking to a tight budget. Itís about spending money wisely on things you really need rather than what you want. Highly recommended.





True Community: the Biblical Practice of Koinonia By Jerry Bridges. c2012. 163 p. ISBN: 978-971-671-120-2.


If you do not have a personal relationship with God, you cannot have true community with other believers because we are all united by the saving grace of Christ. The different areas of fellowship such as spiritual fellowship, spiritual gifts, sharing your possessions, suffering and serving, are discussed together with practical examples. Highly recommended.  

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