Promoting Spiritual Friendship in Church and Society through:


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


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


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


Whenever I tell Bernice and my Graceworks team that I am working on a book, and give a tentative deadline for finishing it, I am met with knowing smiles. Based on past experience they know that they should add about a year to that date. I find writing very difficult....

Meaning at 63

The most important book I have read in recent times is The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith. Smith's thesis is this: if you spend your life chasing happiness you may get it but happiness is often short lived and ephemeral. But if you spend your life pursuing...

Losing? Winning?

Nobody likes to lose. Last Sunday my team lost. Arsenal lost to Manchester City, 3–0, during the League Cup Final of the 2018 English Premier League. I suspect not many Arsenal fans shed many tears. We are used to the inconsistency of our team. A more significant loss...

More Cynical, More Hopeful

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Penang for the Lunar New Year was the visit of our dear friends Steven Sim and his wife Joreen, together with their son Shaun. We first met Steven more than ten years ago when we were part of the same cell group. The group...

A Different New Year

Not feeling particularly festive this Lunar New Year. I know why. For the first time we will not be visiting Ah Hoon Kor to wish her happy new year. She passed away in July last year. She was my dad's sister, and the last member of the family from that generation. I...

Why You See Me So Up?

I was having tea with a dear friend. He was on staff at a church and was someone whose life and ministry I held in the highest regard. In the midst of our conversation, he asked: "Why you see me so up?" This is a literal English translation of a Chinese phrase that...

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