15 Aug 2013 by James Hoh-
Metro Tabernacle’s very own in-house bookstore, the Treasure Chest of Books & Gifts, is now open to members of the public, especially Christians, in the northern part of the Kuala Lumpur City.
Located in Wisma Philomath at No 1, Jalan Samudera Utama, Taman Samudera, 68100, Batu Caves, Selangor, there are RM30,000 worth of Bibles, Christian books and CDson sale. All books are offered at 10% discount!
Officially opened its doors on Easter Sunday, 31 March, it is a ministry of Metro Tabernacle Assembly of God at Wisma Philomath, situated right behind the Giant Supermarket in Batu Caves.
Rev. Ong Sek Leang, Senior Pastor of Metro Tabernacle, said the book store is something that he had wanted toset up for a long time as he believesthat every churchshould have a place for Bibles, whether or not it is a dedicatedbookshop or a place for members to have access toBibles.
“In fact, what’s the point for a church in makingavailable tracts, flyers, bulletins andeven food but not Bibles?”
He said the Treasure Chest is a great place for people to find resources for spiritual growth, for ministry and leadership, for fellowship, and for outreach.
“Let me emphasize on the ministry and leadership part. In a church as large as Metro, there are so many leaders and so many workers, all of whom need to be properly equipped to do their work.
“Reading the right kind of books will help them to enhance their respective ministries. And since they’re in the church on Sundays, there’s no need for them to go to the opposite side of the city to find good Christian books.
“They can visit our book store and discover not just books, but also greeting cards, imported candies and more. It’s also a great place for church members to meet.”
He stressed that in this age of tablets and e-books, people need to inculcate a habit of reading and not justhearing. “Our people need to read more widely on various subjects and disciplines. We need to read strategically, make notes and think over what we’re reading,” he added.
Treasure Chest is open to everyone looking for Christian books, he said, adding that their visits are welcome during the opening hours on weekends and during weekdays.
“The good news is we are giving everyone an automatic 10 per cent discount on all books, regardless of whether you’re a church member or not.”
Opening hours are as follows:
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Fridays: 1.00pm – 2.45pm
Saturdays: 4.00pm – 5.00pm & 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Sundays: 9.00am – 10.00 am &12 noon – 1.30pm
10 % discount on Bibles, CDs and books for spiritual growth, ministry, leadership, family, fellowship and outreach