A Helpful Guide to Using Chinese Treasures 5.0
“Chinese Treasures 5.0" is the newest version of a multi-media, digital Bible library in Chinese by the Digital Bible Society (DBS) of the USA, in conjunction with over 25 content partners. Included are texts, video, music and MP3s on one CD-ROM, with a view to serving the Chinese in China and developing countries. The CD was created in order to assist the Chinese to: understand the truth of the Scripture; know God and believe Him; experience the great love of Jesus Christ who shed His blood and died for us on the cross; experience the eternal power of His resurrection; make ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ as King of kings; count themselves dead to sin but alive in Holy Spirit; live a meaningful life that is pleasing to the Lord; and serve families, neighbors, and communities wholeheartedly and contribute to their society and nation and to the world.
Traditional and Simplified Chinese
Readers can choose either Traditional Chinese (in B5 code) or Simplified Chinese (in GB code) when viewing this digital library. Chinese Treasure 5.0 consists of 8 libraries and 177 digital books in total, with very rich contents.
Bibles and Commentary Library
The “Bibles and Commentary Library” contains 3 highly-readable Chinese Bible versions: “Chinese Union Version”, “New Chinese Translation” and “Lu Zheng Zhong Version”, all translated directly from the Hebrew and Greek (by a content contributor). The library includes a “Simplified Bible” dynamic Chinese Translation of the New Testament to appeal to unbelievers and new believers. It also contains a Roman “Pinyin Bible”, the "English Easy to Read Version" an Mp3 audio New Testament in Mandarin, and a Study Bible Library. The Study Bible Library is an amazing work by DBS, enabling viewers to see 2 different Bible versions in parallel while referring to commentary in the lower part of the monitor. Users can also switch the Bible version in seconds. When a small video icon appears next to a Scripture passage, click it once to view a corresponding section of “The HOPE” video. We strongly encourage you to read and recite portions of the Bible daily!
In the Bible Commentary section, 2 Old Testament Surveys and 2 New Testament Surveys are included. “Christian Digest Bible Commentary” covers all 66 books of the Bible. “Bible Commentary” lists chapter and title for every single chapter of each Bible book. There are also 13 other commentaries on 22 Bible books, so as to build up Christians for God's purposes.
Being a religious searcher, are you sincerely looking for the meaning of life? The “Enquirers Library” features a video about the Bible, a Simplified Bible and 18 objective and insightful books, including Science and Faith, What Scientists say about Evolution and Reasonable Faith. Topics such as the wonder of the cosmos, the wisdom of nature and the biological world, the miraculous complexity of our bodies, the revelation of our conscience, a comparison of the world's major religions, the reality of the existence of the Almighty God, the excellence of the Bible, the conclusive evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the fulfillment of prophecies are addressed. The ultimate concern of mankind is studied in-depth: “ Who is Jesus and what is the relationship between you and He ?” The Deity of Christ looks at the truth that Jesus is God. He is awaiting your response to His calling of love. Don't hesitate, don't procrastinate! Surrender your life today to the Life of the Lord! Praise the Lord! Thank you, Lord!
New Believers Library
For new believers: congratulations to you! You have received New Life in Christ . New-born babies need to grow up and the same is true for your faith. The books Understanding Salvation and Knowing Him will assist you in this growth. You need to establish Firm Foundations in the faith as you begin to understand Basic Biblical Truth, Basic Belief, and Basic Truth, and be equipped as Fishers of Men. The “New Believers Library” incorporates 19 well-written spiritual books to help you grow in Christ. Be diligent in your learning and apply it to your daily life!
Christian Living Library
To live for Christ means we have to live in Christ. Through the almighty power of the resurrection of Christ, we go through the processes of Reforming Values, and The Journey of Character Reform, and can examine The Most Expensive Gift-Forgiveness and Understanding Suffering. Beyond Independence addresses the need for fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ and the need to serve one another. Women in the Bible talks about role models for today's women as they pursue a life in the will of God. After learning about How to Read the Bible, Effective Prayer and Personal Victory Through Prayer, believers can enjoy a Daily Walk with the Lord and taste His blessings as Streams in the Desert. The “Christian Living Library” makes available 27 superior books to assist you in your walk with God. Depend on your Lord to work out the details in your life! "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." (Matt 10:42)
God set up marriage and family as gifts for humankind. As you read Givers, Takers, and Other Kinds of Lovers, think about which type of lover you are. Bear in mind that part of The Secret of Loving is maturity. If you are a parent, do you know the ways of Teaching Children Doctrines and the Principles of Teaching? You may be wondering Why Evangelize Children when they are still young; are you familiar with some Biblical ways to Teach and Lead Children to Jesus Christ? All of these topics require the grace of the Lord as you carefully learn and patiently apply that learning. May God bless you as you explore these important topics in the 21 books of the “Family Library”.
The Great Commission given by Jesus Christ is that His followers go, teach, baptize and make disciples of all nations. (Matt 28:18-20) To be a disciple involves much more than merely accepting Him as your personal savior. A disciple follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, and applies them in daily life as the “salt of the earth" and "light of the world”. (Matt 5:13-12 NTV) Jesus living in you empowers you to change your behavior, your attitude and your life, and to make your church a collective witness to your neighborhood. Disciples also obey the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ: “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" and "love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:29-31) The “Discipleship Library” includes 42 high-quality books to assist you in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. These books help you to understand Basic Bible Hermeneutics, the systematic ways of studying the Bible, the History of Christianity, Christian Biography, the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and the End Times so that you can continue in Knowing Christ and following Him more closely, as you grasp "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." (Eph. 3:18) Jesus said to His followers: "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) Are you willing to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him daily?
Theological Extension Program
Since the 1990's, there have been many Chinese intellectuals in China and overseas accepting Jesus Christ. The publication of “Mainland Chinese Theological Extension Education” (MCTEE Series) during 1998 to 2000 was targeted to meet the needs of spiritual nourishment and nurture of Mainland Chinese intellectuals. With the publication of 28 books in 4 courses in the areas of Faith, Bible, Theology and Ministry, the program was well received by the Chinese community both in China and overseas. Included on this CD are 7 books to build up your faith in God, 7 books to assist you in understanding the Bible, 7 books to help you know more about theology and 7 books to make your ministry more effective. Let’s pray to God to help us focus on the development of our spiritual life, Christian living and ministry. We pray that God will use this library to reach the Mainland Chinese intellectuals for the Gospel!
It is critical to have good leadership in order for believers to grow in their faith. On Election talks about how pastors, elders and deacons are called by God for Pastoral Ministry in the Church . They need to have dedication to A Faithful Ministry, demonstrate Maturity of Spiritual Life, attend to their Personal Spiritual Life and seek to understand the heart and will of God. It is equally important for them to have solid Biblical foundations and the gifts given by the Holy Spirit, in order to preach Bible Messages with good Practical Preaching Methods . Leaders are encouraged through the “Worship Library” to praise God from the bottom of their hearts, and to experience Personal Victory in Prayer so as to achieve a Fruitful Ministry . Leaders should love souls, be concerned about missions ministry and have a "wash one another's feet" attitude towards each other. (John 13:13-17.) The “Leaders Library” contains one 10-subject Pastor's Library course and 22 excellent books to serve you and your church. Seek the providence of the Lord! "And when the Chief Shepherd appears you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away (1 Peter 5:4).
The HOPE Video
“Chinese Treasures 5.0” contains the Mandarin version of "The HOPE", an 80-minute movie produced by Mars Hill Productions, USA . The video consists of 36 events organized into 12 chapters and 4 sections. The entire video can be viewed at one time or it may be viewed in segments over an extended period of time. It covers Genesis and Exodus, followed by the birth of Jesus Christ; it tells the story of his baptism and temptation, the calling of the 12 disciples, the final hours with the disciples, his trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection, his post-resurrection appearances and the coming of the Holy Spirit. He is the promised deliverer! It is so nice that this video has Mandarin narration to help viewers to experience THE most important history of humankind. Don't miss it!
Finally, “Chinese Treasures 5.0” has a rich worship library embedded in the “Leaders Library”. “China Sing” includes 108 hymns with music sheets and lyrics. The “Worship Library” has 456 hymns with music sheets and lyrics; many of them include piano notation, midi files and even Mp3 music. Singing hymns helps us sense the presence of God, experience the love of God, and praise the Lord with thanksgiving. When the whole church sings a hymn together, it is such a beautiful picture and powerful witness.
These 2 music treasures can be accessed directly from the top menu bar by clicking the “Worship Library” icon.
Chinese Treasures 5.0: the Latest Technology! User-Friendly!
The greatest improvement of Chinese Treasures 5.0 over previous releases is that readers do not need to rely on the internet to read the books. The Bibles, music, books, MP3s and the video are all embedded in one CD. Users can read directly from the CD without installing it on a computer. (However, Chinese Treasures 5.0 will read much faster if you install it once on your computer; after that you will not require the CD anymore and you can pass it on!) The CD can be read by most computer operating systems; Windows XP is the best. “Chinese Treasures 5.0” is best viewed by Internet Explorer 7.0, but is compatible with other popular browsers too. You can press “Ctrl +” or “Ctrl –" to enlarge or shrink the font size of the browser. If you use other browsers and encounter problems, try switching to Internet Explorer 7. Some books appear in more than one library because they fit in more than one category.
DBS needs your help!
The Chinese Treasures CD presents the contributed labor of more than 25 content partners who desire to bless Mainland China with the best resources and training tools available. We welcome your comments, corrections and suggestions for improvement. The Digital Bible Society has been blessed by God to serve the Chinese community by amassing these resources into one CD - free to copy and distribute in and for China. We are delighted to present this gift to you!
For shipment to other countries, please order directly from DBS, either online at www.dbsBible.org or at the mailing address below. We humbly request that you do not make copies for countries outside of China. The CD may not be resold for any reason. Copyright remains with the content partners and the Digital Bible Society. If you quote any part of the books, please reference the sources used.
The Digital Bible Society is a non-profit, registered charity and does not have any source of funding outside of the providence of God and the donations of brothers and sisters in Christ. DBS needs your support and prayers for the purchase of blank CDs, production, packing and shipping costs.
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