Posts Tagged ‘books’

Beyond Tiger Parenting – Becoming Missional! (Mar 19, Nor Cal)

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment
On behalf of ISAAC Northern California and Grace Alliance Church in Milpitas, I’d like to invite you and parents to a special event on March 19th (9 AM – Noon). Light breakfast and child care will be provided!

The recent book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua has raised a number of questions about what it means to be a good parent, and to what lengths parents should go to ensure their children’s success. At this ISAAC Nor Cal event, parents are invited to meet award-winning author Helen Lee, author of a new book, Missional Mom. Talk with Helen about how to better understand the shortcomings of Chua’s “Tiger Mom” approach and how a missional parent sees success in very different terms.

Some highlights:

  • Child care will be provided!
  • Register your church and receive free admission for all your members!
  • Nor Cal Member churches ($500 and up/year) receive an additional discount for The Missional Mom.
  • Promote this event at your church! Click to download a Bulletin Insert and a Powerpoint Slide.
  • We’ll begin a Facebook discussion page later this week so you can chat with Helen Lee prior to the worship. She’ll be happy to talk to you about how she understands “missional” parenting, why she chose to home-school her kids, what it’s like to work for Christianity Today, etc.
helen lee
Helen Lee

Tentative Topics:
–What’s wrong with the Tiger Mom approach?
–What success narratives do we embrace in our own parenting, and why?
–What are the major cultural influences that affect our parenting?
–How does the missional approach differ from that of typical modern-day parenting?
–How do you create a missional family culture?
–How do you encourage missional living in your children? What are the ramifications of not doing so?

Click on the link below for more information or to register.
HELEN LEE is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with nearly two decades of experience publishing in the Christian market. She is the co-editor of and contributor to Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches (IVP, 2006) and co-founder of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, which runs the annual “Best Christian Places to Work” survey. Helen has written numerous articles for publications such as Christianity Today, Today’s Christian Woman, re:generation quarterly and Leadership Journal (LJ). In both 2008 and 2009, her articles for LJ earned Higher Goals awards in reporting from the Evangelical Press Association. As a former editor and writer with Christianity Today, she has worked with or interviewed a wide range of evangelical luminaries, such as Michael Card, J.I. Packer, and Chuck Colson. She is married to classical pianist and Moody Bible Institute professor Brian Lee; together they have three young sons (Jason, Sean, and Aidan). Helen is also a homeschooling mom and seeks to provide her sons with a classical Christian education; she and her family reside in Chicagoland.
missional mom book cover

About the book: Women have been the secret weapon in the church since the beginning of its existence, contributing significantly to the progress the church has made in the world. These were ordinary women doing extraordinary things, not out of a desire to bring credit to themselves, but from sincere hearts to serve and love those whom God has called them to serve.

Today the missional movement sweeping the church encourages all believers to adopt a mission-oriented perspective.

Helen Lee looked for mothers who lived with God-directed intentionality and purpose in their family life as well as in whatever other context God had placed them. In The Missional Mom you’ll find women who deeply desire to bring change to the world in some tangible way.

New book on Asian Indian Christians in North America!

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Happy New Year everyone!

I am delighted to announce that ISAAC has just co-published a new book and resource on Asian Indian Christians in North America! All the credit for this excellent resource goes to Rev. Dr. Anand Veeraraj, Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, many Asian Indian Christian leaders who participated in the Consultation on Asian Indian Ministries at Princeton Seminary in 2007. The Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Bangalore published the Indian edition [view other CCC publications here]. ISAAC is proud to publish the U.S. edition. For more information and to order on-line, visit

I am also posting Dr. Veeraraj’s invitation to two book launching events in New Jersey below.

– Tim Tseng, Executive Director, ISAAC

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Princeton Forum on Asian Indian Ministries
January 2010

We are happy to inform you that the book, Pilgrims at the Crossroads: Asian Indian Christians at the North American Frontier has been published simultaneously both in India and in the USA. The Indian edition was released on December 23, 2009 at Chennai, India.

The US edition of the book, Pilgrims at the Crossroads was published by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC).  It will be released as follows:

The first official book event:

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Place: Presbytery of New Brunswick (Meeting)
The Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church
154 South Mill Road , Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Dinner 5:45 PM; Book release 6 – 7 PM
Phone: 609-392-8866

If you wish to participate in this event, please contact the Presbytery Office.

The Second book event:

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Place: New Jersey Indian Church [Community Presbyterian Church]
57 Sand Hills Road, Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Time: 11:30 am service.
There will be a Fellowship Lunch following the service.

We invite you to join us for this happy occasion. You can buy copies of the book at discounted prices at these book events. Please order copies for you, friends and as complementary give away to Pastors and Church leaders.

To order copies, please contact the Pastor’s office, ISAAC or visit the following websites.

The book is also available on Amazon and in electronic format.

Based on this book, we will hold consultations/seminars on “How to multiply Asian Indian Ministries and Congregations in North America.” Please contact the ISAAC or my office for further information.

Wish you a blessed 2010.

Rev. Dr. Anand Veeraraj
New Jersey Indian Church
Princeton Forum on Asian Indian Ministries
Phone: 609-406-7815; 212-562-4176
Email: [click link to email]