Other Boats

 

“There were also other boats with Him,” when the storm struck (Mk 4:36) What happened to these other boats in the storm? Mark does not simply say, “There were other boats,” but he adds “with Him.” So we understand that they were travelling together as a team. Who were there in the other boats? Definitely not the crowd because they had left the crowd behind (Mk 4:36). Let’s see what happened in the seashore before they got into the boat.

Jesus and His disciples just closed a healing campaign and walked towards the lake. On the way three people met Him and expressed their desire to join His ministerial team. Let’s see the three (Mt 8:16-18).

A scribe or a teacher of the law came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” (v19). This teacher acknowledged Jesus as his teacher. Most of the scribes were sore displeased with Jesus’ teaching and had a hand in His killing. But this scribe was an unusual man who accepted Jesus as his teacher. Jesus did not call him to join His team. But he volunteered to follow Jesus “wherever he went” (vv 18,19). Note, that he was already a disciple because the next verse starts as “Another disciple.”

Jesus’ reply to him was far from inviting. “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowwhere to lay His head.”

The second man said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” This man was also a disciple. The meaning is that he would follow Jesus after the death of his father. But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (vv 21,22). This man had an excuse to put off following Jesus. But Jesus told him that others could take care of that. His father and brothers were dead spiritually; but this disciple was very much alive. He should be proclaiming the kingdom of God.

The third man said, “I will follow you Lord; but just let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” Jesus did not call him. It was his voluntary application. He had left his family and come. I suppose he was a bachelor who left his home to follow Jesus. Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Lk 9:61,62).

Let’s suppose these three men were convicted by what Jesus said and decided to follow Jesus. They were already following Jesus anyway but just ventilating their feelings to Jesus on the way. As they were getting ready to board the boats the inevitable discussion would have been who would go in Jesus’ boat. The prime disciples would have settled the dispute and expert sailors like Peter, James and John would have take charge of Jesus’ boat. Let’s say the three men boarded the other boats and travelled along with Jesus.

Suddenly there arose a storm and the boats were tossed like corks on the waves. Those in the other boats would have screamed as much as those in the boat where Jesus was. Would Jesus hear them? They were sure, the roar of the waves would drown their prayer. They all would have thought, “I wish I were in Jesus’ boat. Then I will not drown.”

Jesus did not save His boat alone. He stilled the storm and saved all the boats. No boat drowned. Whether Jesus is near us or far from us in only a feeling. That day physically He was far from them. But today it is, “God with us, Immanuel.”

The disciples in the boat with Jesus would have told the others how Jesus was asleep in the stern on a cushion. The first man to whom Jesus said He had no place to lay his head would have understood, life would be like that for him if He followed Jesus. He must not seek comforts but learn to put up in any situation. Jesus not only preached, He showed the man His life of hardship.

The second man who wanted to come after his father’s death would have been convicted. He saw Jesus, the first Son of the family, just like that, stepping into ministry leaving the family responsibility to His brothers. He took up hazardous journeys, risking His life, though the head of the family.

The third man who wanted to bid adieu to his family before he tagged along with Jesus would have been awestruck when His close disciples “took Him along, just as He was” (Mk 4:36). No preparation, no getting ready, no goodbye. He understood the urgency of proclaiming the Kingdom of God and not be a prodigal of time. He would have certainly decided not to turn back having put his hand on the plow. He would have thought “If I had gone to bid goodbye to my family, what a wonderful experience I would have lost.”

The three learnt their lessons. We don’t have a master who tells us to go. He went and sent.He said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Mt 4:19). Let us boldly go after Him who had no place to lay His head; who left the dead to bury the dead, so He could be after His Father’s business; who got into the boat just as He was, who never looked back having put his hand on the plow!

 

 Daily Devotional for Women

  •   367. December 31 Golden Girl
      Dec 31, 2019
    Now the Golden Girl has climbed from her state, step by step, to the right hand of the King. She is now the bride and the queen. Let?s see the blessings of the right hand of God more...
  •   366. December 30 Golden Girl
      Dec 30, 2019
    The enemy has all the gold but God will give it to us more...
  •   365. December 29 Golden Girl
      Dec 29, 2019
    Your faith is costlier than gold more...
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 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 4

  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
    A sailor wanted to go round the world in a boat and set up a record. Sadly, a storm lashed his boat and it broke to pieces. The sailor swam and reached a small uninhabited island. He ate wild fruits and roots and survived. He made a more...
  •   052. Offense
      Feb 21, 2018
    An elaborate feast was arranged for all the palace staff on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth?s birthday. It was a grand affair. The table was loaded with a variety of dishes. Everybody enjoyed the feast and sat down for dessert. In the meanwhile the table more...
  •   053. Great and Small
      Feb 21, 2018
    A small zero collided with a big zero. ?Don?t you have any sense? Don?t you know I am much bigger than you?? asked the big zero; ?You must be ashamed of yourself.? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
  •   095 Diligence Pays
      Jun 01, 2016
    Ragu was very jealous of the humble minister, Ra more...
  •   096 Poor Minister
      Jun 01, 2016
    A poor minister of God used to go to a rich businessman asking for contribution for the work he was doing in villages. The rich man would give excuses and ask hi more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 2

  •   001 The Modern Prodigal
      Jul 11, 2013
    The Modern Prodigal more...
  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
      Jul 11, 2013
    Lower One Foot, Lord! more...
  •   003 Beautiful Cheques
      Jul 11, 2013
    Beautiful Cheques more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories For Little Hearts

  •   Introduction
      Jun 06, 2013
    Story Behind The Stories more...
  •   001. Is GOD For Real
      Jun 05, 2013
    There were two scientists. One was a believer in the true God and another was an aetheist more...
  •   002.The Language of Love!
      Jun 05, 2013
    A circus was running in town, and crowds elbowed each other to buy tickets. One day an unusual incident happened more...
  • Click here for more 

 Sweet Sixteen

  •   019 - Mala the Great!
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
  •   020 - The Rainbow
      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
  •   021 - What to Do?
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
  • Click here for more 

 Family

  •   Creepers Without Support
      Sep 30, 2016
    Creepers Without Support The Bible mentions ?pure religion? only once. ?Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (Js 1:2 more...
  •   Mothers,Be Mothers!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Mothers,Be Mothers! In the first chapter of Proverbs we meet the dynamic personality called mother. She is presented not as a wobbly- footed weakling but as one who passes the law. Even inside the home she does not appear as a second class citizen, ra more...
  •   The Mother-in-laws Son!
      Sep 17, 2016
    Many a wife would introduce her mate as her mother-in-law?s son, rather than as her husband. Nearly 80% of Indian husbands continue to be (their mother?s) sons. According to a recent statistics, not less than 10% of suicides in India are due to the proble more...
  • Click here for more 

 Ministry

  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  •   Sewer turned Sower!
      Mar 13, 2017
    To understand John chapter 4, we must first understand about the Samaritans. Samaria was between Judea and Galilee so much so any Jew travelling from Galilee to Judea or Judea to Galilee needed to go through it. Many Jews, because of the aversion they ha more...
  •   Afraid of Iron Chariots?
      Jun 29, 2016
    Afraid of Iron Chariots? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Women

  •   Golden Girl
      Aug 27, 2018
    As India basks in the glory of the golden girls who kissed their gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games, let us meditate upon the Golden Girl who glitters in the Scriptures. The Psalmist profiles her in his 45th Psalm: ?At Your right hand is the royal bride more...
  •   Sister Sodom
      Jan 16, 2017
    Sodom is always associated with wicked ''men''. But here God calls her as 'Sister Sodom!' more...
  •   Women,Leaven and Heaven!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Women,Leaven and Heaven! 'The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened ' ,said Jesus (Mt 13:33). more...
  • Click here for more 

 Youth

  •   A Teenagers Story
      Oct 04, 2017
    In the Bible we read about many teenagers. One such is David. When we are introduced to him, he is probably fifteen or sixteen, trying his more...
  •   Why Not Wait ?
      Oct 21, 2016
    It was a whirlwind romance - all moon-beams and star dust; until one day in a moment of madness, they succumbed to each other?s charms. That was the last cruise of their love boat. The world seemed to crash around her when she fo more...
  •   May Days are Gay Days!
      Oct 19, 2016
    Vacation wind is blowing and the air is heavy with the fragrance of holiday. With the exams behind you it?s time to rest, relax and recoup. Holiday is an oasis in the harsh and fiery deserts of modern existence more...
  • Click here for more 

 General

  •   Foliage or Fruits?
      May 10, 2020
    God brought Israel from Egypt to the land of Canaan where they flourished. But when they picked up the idolatrous practices of the neighbouring nations, God in His vexation drove them out of the land more...
  •   The Root of the Matter
      Apr 05, 2020
    The Root of the Matter more...
  •   WAKE UP!
      Mar 28, 2020
    WAKE UP! more...
  • Click here for more 

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

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Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
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 Daily Devotional for Women

  •   367. December 31 Golden Girl
      Dec 31, 2019
    Now the Golden Girl has climbed from her state, step by step, to the right hand of the King. She is now the bride and the queen. Let?s see the blessings of the right hand of God more...
  •   366. December 30 Golden Girl
      Dec 30, 2019
    The enemy has all the gold but God will give it to us more...
  •   365. December 29 Golden Girl
      Dec 29, 2019
    Your faith is costlier than gold more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 4

  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
    A sailor wanted to go round the world in a boat and set up a record. Sadly, a storm lashed his boat and it broke to pieces. The sailor swam and reached a small uninhabited island. He ate wild fruits and roots and survived. He made a more...
  •   052. Offense
      Feb 21, 2018
    An elaborate feast was arranged for all the palace staff on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth?s birthday. It was a grand affair. The table was loaded with a variety of dishes. Everybody enjoyed the feast and sat down for dessert. In the meanwhile the table more...
  •   053. Great and Small
      Feb 21, 2018
    A small zero collided with a big zero. ?Don?t you have any sense? Don?t you know I am much bigger than you?? asked the big zero; ?You must be ashamed of yourself.? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
  •   095 Diligence Pays
      Jun 01, 2016
    Ragu was very jealous of the humble minister, Ra more...
  •   096 Poor Minister
      Jun 01, 2016
    A poor minister of God used to go to a rich businessman asking for contribution for the work he was doing in villages. The rich man would give excuses and ask hi more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 2

  •   001 The Modern Prodigal
      Jul 11, 2013
    The Modern Prodigal more...
  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
      Jul 11, 2013
    Lower One Foot, Lord! more...
  •   003 Beautiful Cheques
      Jul 11, 2013
    Beautiful Cheques more...
  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories For Little Hearts

  •   Introduction
      Jun 06, 2013
    Story Behind The Stories more...
  •   001. Is GOD For Real
      Jun 05, 2013
    There were two scientists. One was a believer in the true God and another was an aetheist more...
  •   002.The Language of Love!
      Jun 05, 2013
    A circus was running in town, and crowds elbowed each other to buy tickets. One day an unusual incident happened more...
  • Click here for more 

 Sweet Sixteen

  •   019 - Mala the Great!
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
  •   020 - The Rainbow
      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
  •   021 - What to Do?
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
  • Click here for more 

 Family

  •   Creepers Without Support
      Sep 30, 2016
    Creepers Without Support The Bible mentions ?pure religion? only once. ?Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (Js 1:2 more...
  •   Mothers,Be Mothers!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Mothers,Be Mothers! In the first chapter of Proverbs we meet the dynamic personality called mother. She is presented not as a wobbly- footed weakling but as one who passes the law. Even inside the home she does not appear as a second class citizen, ra more...
  •   The Mother-in-laws Son!
      Sep 17, 2016
    Many a wife would introduce her mate as her mother-in-law?s son, rather than as her husband. Nearly 80% of Indian husbands continue to be (their mother?s) sons. According to a recent statistics, not less than 10% of suicides in India are due to the proble more...
  • Click here for more 

 Ministry

  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  •   Sewer turned Sower!
      Mar 13, 2017
    To understand John chapter 4, we must first understand about the Samaritans. Samaria was between Judea and Galilee so much so any Jew travelling from Galilee to Judea or Judea to Galilee needed to go through it. Many Jews, because of the aversion they ha more...
  •   Afraid of Iron Chariots?
      Jun 29, 2016
    Afraid of Iron Chariots? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Women

  •   Golden Girl
      Aug 27, 2018
    As India basks in the glory of the golden girls who kissed their gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games, let us meditate upon the Golden Girl who glitters in the Scriptures. The Psalmist profiles her in his 45th Psalm: ?At Your right hand is the royal bride more...
  •   Sister Sodom
      Jan 16, 2017
    Sodom is always associated with wicked ''men''. But here God calls her as 'Sister Sodom!' more...
  •   Women,Leaven and Heaven!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Women,Leaven and Heaven! 'The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened ' ,said Jesus (Mt 13:33). more...
  • Click here for more 

 Youth

  •   A Teenagers Story
      Oct 04, 2017
    In the Bible we read about many teenagers. One such is David. When we are introduced to him, he is probably fifteen or sixteen, trying his more...
  •   Why Not Wait ?
      Oct 21, 2016
    It was a whirlwind romance - all moon-beams and star dust; until one day in a moment of madness, they succumbed to each other?s charms. That was the last cruise of their love boat. The world seemed to crash around her when she fo more...
  •   May Days are Gay Days!
      Oct 19, 2016
    Vacation wind is blowing and the air is heavy with the fragrance of holiday. With the exams behind you it?s time to rest, relax and recoup. Holiday is an oasis in the harsh and fiery deserts of modern existence more...
  • Click here for more 

 General

  •   Foliage or Fruits?
      May 10, 2020
    God brought Israel from Egypt to the land of Canaan where they flourished. But when they picked up the idolatrous practices of the neighbouring nations, God in His vexation drove them out of the land more...
  •   The Root of the Matter
      Apr 05, 2020
    The Root of the Matter more...
  •   WAKE UP!
      Mar 28, 2020
    WAKE UP! more...
  • Click here for more 

Other Boats

 

“There were also other boats with Him,” when the storm struck (Mk 4:36) What happened to these other boats in the storm? Mark does not simply say, “There were other boats,” but he adds “with Him.” So we understand that they were travelling together as a team. Who were there in the other boats? Definitely not the crowd because they had left the crowd behind (Mk 4:36). Let’s see what happened in the seashore before they got into the boat.

Jesus and His disciples just closed a healing campaign and walked towards the lake. On the way three people met Him and expressed their desire to join His ministerial team. Let’s see the three (Mt 8:16-18).

A scribe or a teacher of the law came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” (v19). This teacher acknowledged Jesus as his teacher. Most of the scribes were sore displeased with Jesus’ teaching and had a hand in His killing. But this scribe was an unusual man who accepted Jesus as his teacher. Jesus did not call him to join His team. But he volunteered to follow Jesus “wherever he went” (vv 18,19). Note, that he was already a disciple because the next verse starts as “Another disciple.”

Jesus’ reply to him was far from inviting. “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowwhere to lay His head.”

The second man said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” This man was also a disciple. The meaning is that he would follow Jesus after the death of his father. But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (vv 21,22). This man had an excuse to put off following Jesus. But Jesus told him that others could take care of that. His father and brothers were dead spiritually; but this disciple was very much alive. He should be proclaiming the kingdom of God.

The third man said, “I will follow you Lord; but just let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” Jesus did not call him. It was his voluntary application. He had left his family and come. I suppose he was a bachelor who left his home to follow Jesus. Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Lk 9:61,62).

Let’s suppose these three men were convicted by what Jesus said and decided to follow Jesus. They were already following Jesus anyway but just ventilating their feelings to Jesus on the way. As they were getting ready to board the boats the inevitable discussion would have been who would go in Jesus’ boat. The prime disciples would have settled the dispute and expert sailors like Peter, James and John would have take charge of Jesus’ boat. Let’s say the three men boarded the other boats and travelled along with Jesus.

Suddenly there arose a storm and the boats were tossed like corks on the waves. Those in the other boats would have screamed as much as those in the boat where Jesus was. Would Jesus hear them? They were sure, the roar of the waves would drown their prayer. They all would have thought, “I wish I were in Jesus’ boat. Then I will not drown.”

Jesus did not save His boat alone. He stilled the storm and saved all the boats. No boat drowned. Whether Jesus is near us or far from us in only a feeling. That day physically He was far from them. But today it is, “God with us, Immanuel.”

The disciples in the boat with Jesus would have told the others how Jesus was asleep in the stern on a cushion. The first man to whom Jesus said He had no place to lay his head would have understood, life would be like that for him if He followed Jesus. He must not seek comforts but learn to put up in any situation. Jesus not only preached, He showed the man His life of hardship.

The second man who wanted to come after his father’s death would have been convicted. He saw Jesus, the first Son of the family, just like that, stepping into ministry leaving the family responsibility to His brothers. He took up hazardous journeys, risking His life, though the head of the family.

The third man who wanted to bid adieu to his family before he tagged along with Jesus would have been awestruck when His close disciples “took Him along, just as He was” (Mk 4:36). No preparation, no getting ready, no goodbye. He understood the urgency of proclaiming the Kingdom of God and not be a prodigal of time. He would have certainly decided not to turn back having put his hand on the plow. He would have thought “If I had gone to bid goodbye to my family, what a wonderful experience I would have lost.”

The three learnt their lessons. We don’t have a master who tells us to go. He went and sent.He said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Mt 4:19). Let us boldly go after Him who had no place to lay His head; who left the dead to bury the dead, so He could be after His Father’s business; who got into the boat just as He was, who never looked back having put his hand on the plow!

 

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org