Soo-Inn Tan

Soo-Inn Tan is a director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society.

Since 1985, Soo-Inn has been journeying with people through his ministry of preaching/teaching, writing and mentoring. Originally trained as a dentist at the University of Singapore, he answered God’s call to go into full-time church-related ministry in 1981 and obtained his Master of Theology from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, in 1984. In 2006, he obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, California.

Soo-Inn’s primary passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the promotion of the discipline of spiritual friendship. He has been a supporter of Arsenal Football Club since 1971 and his favourite movie is Star Wars 4.

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  • Sale! 3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes (eBook)

    3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes


    Popular author and preacher Soo-Inn Tan presents a highly doable model for spiritual friendship in this groundbreaking book. 3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes seeks to explain both the whys and hows of 3-2-1 triads.

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    Bundled Set: 3-2-1, Friends in a Broken World, Walking with the Risen Christ


    A bundled set of author Tan Soo-Inn's books. 3-2-1 is the Graceworks' bestsellers to date, having gone through its 8th reprint.

  • Bundled Set: Making Sense, Travel Mercies, Thinking on the Run


    First published in the noughties, Making Sense, Travel Mercies, and Thinking on the Run have recently been reissued by Graceworks, and updated with new Prefaces by Soo-Inn Tan. These three volumes contain reflections on life and death, music and movies, friendships, work, and more.

  • Christianity and Citizenship (eBook)


    Christianity & Citizenship is a follow-up series to The Bible & the Ballot that focuses on Christians’ participation as citizens. Like the previous series, the present one is also a collective effort by Christians from different parts of the theological spectrum. Six writers weigh in on topics ranging from governance to education, political movements to the gospel, as well as things that often go unspoken and avoided.

  • Discover Your Calling: The ABC of Vocational Discernment


    All of us have a yearning to understand where we belong in this world. As Christians, most of us understand from Scripture that God has a purpose for each of us and has gifted us differently. But discovering our unique giftedness and where God calls us to use those gifts eludes so many.

  • Sale! Friends in a Broken World (eBook)

    Friends in a Broken World


    This booklet contains five meditations from a key passage (Luke 24:13–49) that undergirds Graceworks’ ministry of seeing lives transformed through community. The meditations focus on the encounter between the risen Christ and two of His disciples on the Emmaus Road.

  • Leadership (Primer)

    Leadership (Primer)


    If leadership is more function than office, a number of liberating consequences follow. Taking a leaf from Nehemiah, this primer shares the eight key functions that can be seen from Nehemiah’s style of exercising leadership.

  • Making Sense (eBook)

    Making Sense


    Making Sense…is a collection of essays that struggles to apply a Christian mindset to the realities of daily life. They stem from the conviction that if God is real, then He and His Word must be relevant to the struggles that we face in the world.

  • Serving God's Community

    Serving God’s Community


    A Festschrift presented to Dr Gasque on the occasion of his 75th birthday, to honor him for his contribution to the cause of Christ, and with the hope that the things he has been committed to—biblical scholarship, leadership development, and the equipping of the laity—will continue to receive fresh exposure and momentum.

  • Spiritual Friendship (Primer)

    Spiritual Friendship (Primer)


    Friends are to be valued for their own sakes, We value our friends for who they are and not for what we can get out of them. But it is precisely because we love our friends that we want them to be their best, to be all they were meant to be in Christ. And they desire the same for us. And because we walk a similar path, we help one another as we journey along. That is why we make space in our lives for our friends. That is why we meet up with them regularly.

  • The Bible & the Ballot (eBook)


    How do we relate Christianity to political engagement in Malaysia today? This is the question that we, as part of the community of believers, are trying to answer in this book. It is our conviction that “if Jesus Christ is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all”. We proclaim the lordship of Jesus over every aspect of life. Therefore, it is important for us to reflect on the relationship between what we confess on Sunday and what is happening in the country every day.

  • The Real Picture (eBook)


    Christmas is a paradox. Sometimes it can be a stressful or depressing time of year. Yet Christmas should be a time of great joy. It is a reminder that God is truly Immanuel, “God with us.” Christmas reminds us that God stepped into human history to bring us true hope and joy. May this collection of meditations help you refocus on the true meaning of Christmas, and in getting the true picture we find our faith renewed and our mission strengthened.

  • Thinking on the Run (eBook)

    Thinking on the Run


    Soo-Inn not only runs the race but also thinks on the run. Here his thoughts are preserved to be explored at leisure. So taste them, savour them, ponder them.

  • Travel Mercies (eBook)

    Travel Mercies


    Only those who suffer deeply and redemptively can walk the canyon floor alongside our depressions and afflictions. So this book provides good company and is a good guide through the disappointments, frustrations, and grief of our mortality. Yet the central message of this honest and indeed transparent book is that by God’s grace, in whatsoever state we’re in, there are lessons to learn that “godliness with contentment is great gain”.

  • Vote for Change (eBook)


    In most mature democracies, the government changes hands from time to time. A change of government doesn’t usher in the apocalypse. In fact, knowing how power tends to corrupt, perhaps political parties should take turns at being the opposition for seasons of humbling and heart searching.

  • Vote! (eBook)


    Some Christians wonder if it really is a Christian duty to vote. After all, there are no explicit directions to vote in the Bible. And aren’t we committed to seeing society changed through seeing individuals changed by the gospel? So why should Christians vote?

  • Sale! Walking With The Risen Christ (eBook)

    Walking With The Risen Christ


    While it is important to structure small-group meetings, it is more important to understand how all these practices relate to the fact that the risen Christ is in the midst of the meeting.

  • 三二一 :依主三友行


    3-2-1: Following Jesus in Threes (Chinese Translation).