Promoting Relational Transformation in Church and Society through:

Training

Equipping people to live out relationally healthy lives in the church and in the world.

Mentoring

Training mentors and running mentoring groups to help followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness.

Publishing

Bringing to life books that promote spiritual friendship and connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life.

Why Spiritual Friendship?

Spiritual friendship is friendship that is rooted in Christ for the purpose of helping followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness. Our model for spiritual friendship takes its cue from Jesus, who called together a community (Matthew 4:18–22) at the start of His public ministry.

The Christian life can be described as following Jesus in the company of friends. But how many of us have these vital and life-giving relationships in place?

Why Publishing?

It is all too easy to live a life that divides the sacred from the secular. But we believe that all of life is lived under God; that there is no such divide.

So we publish books to help followers of Jesus Christ embrace spiritual friendship, and live out their faith in the world. Our books help them connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life — truth for life — issues like busyness, young adulthood, marriage, parenting, growing old, work as worship to God, politics, corruption, to name a few.

“I hope my reflections will continue to bless even more people, giving a little hope to all of us trying to make sense of a chaotic age.”
— Soo Inn
Kindness is Underrated

Kindness is Underrated

I was in the mood for koay teow th’ng (broad rice noodle soup) for dinner and walked to a nearby coffee shop, the ones that had many food stalls. The koay teow th’ng was in high demand and many were waiting to give their orders. Finally it was my turn and the koay...

Who Is It For?

Who Is It For?

When someone comes to us with a book idea, one of the first things we ask the author is: Who is the intended audience? Who is this book meant for? When one writes for everyone, there is the danger it might engage no one. Last Saturday I had the joy of seeing my latest...

Hashtag — Not Just Singing

Hashtag — Not Just Singing

Photo by Zhiwen Ng I have written on this before and I suspect I will write about this again. I am very disturbed that for many, worship has been reduced to singing songs. Every time a worship leader says “let's enter into a time of worship” and starts to lead the...

Promoting Relational Transformation in Church and Society through:

Training

Equipping people to live out relationally healthy lives in the church and in the world.

Mentoring

Training mentors and running mentoring groups to help followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness.

Publishing

Bringing to life books that promote spiritual friendship and connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life.

Why Spiritual Friendship?

Spiritual friendship is friendship that is rooted in Christ for the purpose of helping followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness. Our model for spiritual friendship takes its cue from Jesus, who called together a community (Matthew 4:18–22) at the start of His public ministry.

The Christian life can be described as following Jesus in the company of friends. But how many of us have these vital and life-giving relationships in place?

Why Publishing?

It is all too easy to live a life that divides the sacred from the secular. But we believe that all of life is lived under God; that there is no such divide.

So we publish books to help followers of Jesus Christ embrace spiritual friendship, and live out their faith in the world. Our books help them connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life — truth for life — issues like busyness, young adulthood, marriage, parenting, growing old, work as worship to God, politics, corruption, to name a few.

“I hope my reflections will continue to bless even more people, giving a little hope to all of us trying to make sense of a chaotic age.” — Soo Inn
Full and Grateful

Full and Grateful

It's a bit hard to believe that this is the last Graceworks commentary for the year. This year feels more full than other years. Perhaps it has been developments in family, especially caring for mum in Penang. She is 92, living with dementia and other health issues....

Wait for it, wait for it…

Wait for it, wait for it…

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you...

Mary Was No Wimp

Mary Was No Wimp

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was no wimp. The angel Gabriel declared that Mary was “highly favoured” and that the Lord was with her (Luke 1:26–28), which are Luke’s code words for the fact that Mary was a woman of substance. She was maybe 14 years old? Yet she stood her...