I first learned about the Little Prince in one of the my values education lesson back in high school. Our lesson then was about friendship and the exc...moreI first learned about the Little Prince in one of the my values education lesson back in high school. Our lesson then was about friendship and the excerpt of story of the Little Prince and the fox was used as an example of how friendship is formed among individuals in the textbook we are using that time. I didn't know about the beauty of the book then until a college friend of mine told me how she loved this book.
When I first read this, I honestly didn't like it that much,except for the illustrations of the boa constrictor and the baobabs. I guess I just didn't get the message of the story that time. It was only last year that I decided to read it again and pay more attention to it that I was able to appreciate and see the beauty of the story. I love how the author wrote the story in a simple and innocent way yet full of wisdom as he narrates the story of the little prince, the rose, and the fox through the pilot. I love how the author creatively discussed the flaws of the grown-ups as compared to children in seeing the most important and pleasurable things in life and with that, this book deserves to be included in my list of books that I will read for so many times. (less)
A really good and inspiring book on evangelism. I like how Bill Hybels presented simple and practical examples of how to transform ordinary circumstan...moreA really good and inspiring book on evangelism. I like how Bill Hybels presented simple and practical examples of how to transform ordinary circumstances/conversations into an opportunity for sharing Christ to others, particularly the non-believers, and of course through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.(less)
If there's one area in my Christian life that I've always wanted to improve, it's my prayer life. I believe in the power of prayer because I've person...moreIf there's one area in my Christian life that I've always wanted to improve, it's my prayer life. I believe in the power of prayer because I've personally seen how God worked miracles in my life through prayer. I even believe that the kind of life I have now is a result of an answered prayer and I praise the Lord for that. But s0metimes, especially when I'm at the peak of God's blessings, I tend to stop praying for m0re because I feel that I don't deserve receiving m0re fr0m Him. This book reminds me that God does n0t want us kind to have that kind of thinking because what HE wants for us is to have a complete life with Him, as promised in John 16:24 - "..ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete." The prayer of Jabez is truly a big encouragement for me because it's what I personally want fr0m GOd right n0w. I want him to really bless me and expand my terRitory, particularly my pers0nal ministry. I want to see God move mightily through me as I participate in His work to advance His kingdom. All these things can happen if I will only learn total dependence on Him and the best way to start this is to kneel down and pray. God wants his children to pray because He wants us to have fellowship with him. He commanded us to pray because he wants us to recognize that apart fr0m Him, we are nothing and indeed, praying to God is really humbling as it reminds us of our helplessness without Him. Because of this, Im excited to try praying the same prayer that JAbez did because I know that the God who answered His prayer can give me the same answer because He is the same yesterday, today and forever.(less)