Friends in a Broken World (eBook)

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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.

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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.

Foreword
Introduction
1. Lonely in a Broken World
2. Jesus, Our Divine Friend
3. Divine Friendship and Human Friendship
4. Friendship and Truth
5. The Practice of Friendship
Conclusion
Endnotes
Appendix A: The Power of Three

l found myself resonating immediately with Soo-Inn’s booklet…. His emphasis on community and friendship comes as a breath of fresh air in the midst of unparalleled Christian individualism…. That God should minister to us through others should convict us of our smug spiritual selfishness. Above all, the beauty of the lurking God shines brightly on every page ol this monograph. L.T. Jeyachandran Executive Director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Asia-Pacific), Singapore Most people will not have the time or inclination to read Aelred or Rievaulx or the other works that Soo-Inn Tan cites, but they will recognize in this book that here is a man who knows their human situation, who has walked the road of friendship himself. Peter H. Davids Professor of Biblical Theology, St Stephen’s University, New Brunswick As we eavesdrop on the conversation between the author who serves as our friend and guide, and the Author of life who is our ultimate Friend and true Guide, we are invited to join their dance steps of true friendship—spiritual friendship. Sivin Kit Lead Pastor, Bangsar Lutheran Church, Kuala Lumpur When I read this hook on friendship I was reminded ot an ancient saving by Brigid of Kildare, ‘A person without a soul friend is like a body without a head’. Dr Soo-Inn Tan helps us appreciate the Emmaus story in a fresh way and invites us to enter into the friendship with Jesus and with one another through his heartwarming meditation on that story. Koichi Ohtawa Director, CLSK, Japan In a day when society is more and more fragmented and loneliness is the major problem of the twenty-first century, Soo-Inn Tan’s book, Friends in a Broken World, brings hope and encouragement. Judith L. Davids Pastoral Counsellor, St Stephen’s University, New Brunswick

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.