Books by Frank Padilla

A Covenant with God (August 2009)


This booklet provides an expanded explanation of the CFC-FFL covenant.

A Future Full of Hope (March 2009)


The world is in a sorry mess. It is steeped in darkness and sin. What does the future hold? It seems we can only look forward to more of the same—poverty, social injustice, the culture of death, war, terrorism, ecological disaster. Many in their helplessness have resigned themselves to hopelessness. But is this the proper posture? Is there really no hope? Is there really nothing we can do? For many, it seems that the tragic answer is yes.

This book begs to disagree. Because there is God, then we have hope. God has provided everything needed to restore us to the fullness of life He originally intended. Once again, we can look to being in paradise with Him. But we need to do our part. This is what this book is all about. If we do our part, according to the revelation of God, then we face a future full of hope.

Amazing Truths that will Change Your Life (March 2009)


You may not know it, but there are certain truths that can radically change your life. For the better of course! With knowledge of such truths, and living out their implications, you can go through life consistently with profound peace and a song of joy in your heart. Never again will you be buffeted by the circumstances of life. Never again will you be unable to face the future with confidence.

What are these truths that will show us the way to having a deeply fulfilled life? These truths have to do with a Person. He is the Teacher, the Wise One, the Ancient of Ages. He is the Beginning and the End. He is the way and the truth and the life. He is Jesus.

Bringing Glad Tidings to the Poor (January 2000)

This book expounds on the work of total human liberation. It is about the very mission of Jesus to bring good news to the poor.

Facing the Future (January 2003)


At the start of this third millennium, we live in a world that continues to be battered by the onslaught of evil forces. There continues the massive murder of the innocents through abortion, unrelenting attacks on the family, the spread of criminality and corruption. On top of these, we face a radically changing world. Globalization threatens to widen the gap between the rich and the poor. Global terrorism threatens the lives and well-being of everyone. Rapid advances in information technology make pornography and pedophilia accessible at the click of a finger. The hand of diabolical forces is evident.

It is precisely for such a time as this that God raised up Couples for Christ over 21 years ago. Having been nurtured and set on a strong foundation, Couples for Christ is now at the cutting edge of God’s work in the world. Couples for Christ is a multinational army with soldiers from very many nations, races, peoples and tongues. Today Couples for Christ is challenged to carry out the mission for which it had been created. Couples for Christ is being sent forth by the Triune God, to help fulfill the Father’s plan to unite all in Christ (Eph 1:10), to carry on the mission of Jesus to bring glad tidings to the poor (Lk 4:18-19), and by the power of the Holy Spirit to become witnesses to the ends of the earth. This book looks at the clear vision and mission of Couples for Christ for the third millennium. It is a call to arms. It is a challenge to live up to God’s expectations. It presents an opportunity to participate in the greatest drama unfolding today in the heavens and on earth.

Families in the Holy Spirit (1997)

The Christian family is struggling for survival, beset by powerful forces all around it. There is the secular and materialistic world, seeking to impose its increasingly pagan values and lifestyles. There is the fallen and sinful flesh in humanity, seeking to be free of all moral restraints. And there is Satan, seeking to thwart God’s plan and dominion. Amidst all these, Christians are confused, discouraged, badly bruised. The future looks bleak.

But there is hope! God is committed to defending and strengthening the family. For the family is His very own creation. And the family is at the very center of His plan for humanity. God has a plan and design for marriage and family life that is unchanging and eternal. And His plan is the key not just to the survival of the family, but to God’s ultimate triumph in the world.

Females are Fabulous (January 2004)


In 1947 Ta‘amire Bedouins made an amazing discovery in a cave on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in Palestine. In clay jars were manuscripts and portions of manuscripts. These were what eventually came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Unknown to the world however was the discovery in a nearby cave of another scroll, found in a container that could have been an ancient waste basket. The female archeologist who was consulted about it dismissed it outright and proposed to destroy it. But those who found it held on to it and for many years the scroll was lost to the world as it was passed from one person to another. Until now.

Now here it is. Wisdom from the ages (or from the aged). Translated from the ancient language, this book plumbs the depths of the male-female relationship, probes into the female psyche, examines the roots of the age-old conflict between men and women, and proposes how to achieve détente.

A must read for all men who relate to women. Do you have a mother? Do you have a sister? Do you have a girl friend or wife? Do you have a daughter? Do you have female friends or officemates? Do you talk to, do business with, relate to, teach, counsel or meet with women? If yes, then this book is for you.

Fishers of Men (1996)

Jesus has said, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Lk 10:2). Today the fields are ripe for harvest. God has prepared a massive harvest that can compare with the heady missionary days after Pentectost. God today is sounding a call to all his people to participate in bringing in this harvest. It is a call of the utmost importance and urgency. And God looks to you to respond.

Focused on Christ (1997)

To those whom Jesus calls to be his disciples, he issues the invitation, “Come follow me.” And we know that if we persevere and live out this call, Jesus will lead us all the way to heaven. But for Christians today, living in the midst of a world environment hostile to Christian ideals and values, it is not that hard to get lost or sidetracked. It is not that hard to lose sight of Jesus. And some ultimately miss out on their intended final destination.

How can we respond faithfully to Jesus’ call and receive the fullness of his life? How can we persevere in our faith and make it to our eternal reward? The key is in “keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.”

Following Christ (2010)

Jesus calls us to become his disciples. This is a very profound call that many Christians fail to understand and properly respond to. As such, there are many who are Christian in name but not in actual living out of the fullness of their faith in Christ.

To be a disciple is to have a profound relationship with the Triune God.

  • As a child of the Father
  • As a servant of the Son
  • As a soldier of the Spirit

Following from the above, to be a disciple is to have an intimate relationship with other Christians.

  • As brothers and sisters in the family of God
  • As co-workers in the Kingdom of God
  • As comrades-in-arms in the army of God

The disciples of Jesus are crucial to the work of proclaiming the good news of salvation to the whole world. As Christians we are privileged to be called. But it is a great responsibility. Jesus has entrusted to his workers the harvest that has already been prepared.

It is crucial that we learn what it really means to follow Christ.

Forty Days in the Strength of God (2011)

In the year 2011, CFC-FFL is 30 years old. Its theme for the year is “My God is now my strength!” (Isaiah 49:5). It is an imposing theme, with the Lord offering the fullness of His grace and strength for the work beyond the 30 years.

With the world in deep darkness, with anti-life and anti-family forces rampaging, with even the Church buffeted from within, there is a great challenge for followers of Christ to stand and be counted, and to give their all for the cause of the Kingdom.

Once again CFC-FFL is at the crossroad. With 30 years of experience in doing God’s work, with all the ups and downs, having been purified and restored, will the army that is CFC-FFL go all out for Jesus? Are the brethren willing to give their all, holding nothing back, even their very lives? Will they as God’s servants take hold of the fullness of God’s grace and be made glorious in the sight of the Lord?

Be with Jesus over these 40 days and understand more clearly what God’s call to CFC-FFL is.

*    Walk through the history of CFC by way of the passage on the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah.

*    Grasp the profound meaning of the strength of God.

*    Appreciate the importance of the crossroad.

*    Have a clear understanding of the vision and mission of CFC-FFL.

May we choose the right path, and confidently go forth in the very strength of God.

Forty Days of Lamentations (June 2007)


On February 13, 2007, something happened that sent shock waves throughout the whole global CFC family. Three top elders resigned from the CFC Council, the top governing body in CFC. Shock, disbelief, confusion, sorrow. Speculations abounded. What was happening? CFC had just celebrated its 25th year, basking in the wonderful and awesome work of God that CFC was privileged to do. What was wrong?

God once again was at work. God loves CFC so much and wants to use CFC in greater ways that He, at the start of CFC’s next 25 years, was causing a divine upheaval in order to purify CFC and prepare us for the greater work ahead. But the enemy is also at work. The enemy is aware of God’s intent. The enemy will do anything to thwart God’s plan. And so an intense spiritual battle is raging for the mind and heart of CFC.

Now CFC is at the crossroad. Will there be a continuing slide into greater infidelity to God’s call to us, or will CFC move on to greater empowerment of the Spirit? The key lies in learning the lessons of Lamentations.

Forty Days with Job (April 2010)

This expounds relates the 2010 theme of CFC-FFL with the book of Job. It is about the justice and righteousness of God, redemptive suffering, and the gospel of the cross.

Forty Days with Mary (January 2008)


The most extraordinary woman in the whole world is Mary. She was conceived without original sin, she is full of grace, she gave birth to a Son but is ever virgin, she is the mother of God, she is the mother of the One who is the Savior of the world, she was assumed body and soul into heaven, she is the Queen of heaven and earth.

God has done great things for Mary, and today all ages call her blessed. Get to know this most extraordinary woman. And know that she is your mother too.

Forty Days with the Poor (June 2005)


Do you know that ….

  • It is a blessing for us to have so many poor people around?
  • Our so-called “less fortunate” brethren are more fortunate than we are?
  • The poor man is our brother whom we are to care for?
  • There is a lot of injustice in the world, and we are among those responsible?
  • It is our fault if the poor remain poor?
  • Many rich people are fools?
  • The poor will make it to heaven but we might not?

Do you want to know how ….

  • Your prayers can be heard by God?
  • God can be in your debt?
  • You can be protected from adversity?
  • You can experience prosperity and honor?
  • You can be happy even in misfortune?
  • You can escape hell and make it to heaven?
  • We can all live in peace?

Find out for yourself. Spend these 40 days with the poor.

Forty More Days with Mary (January 2009)


The Son of God came into the world through Mary. Jesus redeemed the world and allows us entry into heaven. We return to the Father in Jesus through Mary.

The devil caused us the loss of paradise. The Son of Mary is victorious over the devil. Paradise for us is restored in Mary through her Son.

Meet the most unique and most extraordinary woman in the world. Meet the disciple of Jesus par excellence. Begin to understand her role as Mediatrix and Co-Redemptrix. You are most graciously invited to another 40-day pilgrimage with Mary.

Freeing the Captives (June 2002)


Poverty. Crime. Pollution. Injustice. Exploitation. Oppression. The world today is in a big mess. Is there any hope for meaningful change? Can we all look forward to a better future?

The good news is that yes, we can. God, Who gave us a perfect world to begin with, has sent His own Son into the world to redeem it. Jesus has come into the world and proclaimed the good news of bringing glad tidings to the poor. Jesus has completed his mission, but the work is not yet over. Much more has to be done. Jesus has instructed his disciples to carry on his mission, and is waiting for them to respond. This book is about such a response.

Friend or Foe? Fighting the Enemy Within (February 2006)


Qoheleth II is at it again! Not content with having ruffled the feathers of women with “Females are Fabulous” (a.k.a. “Women are Weird”), he now takes on the establishment. Shifting his sights from the domestic church (the home) to the wider church, he aims high at those who rule, and uncovers the failings of the high and mighty, of the powers that be, of the movers and shakers in ministry. From the bedroom to the boardroom, from the women who rule over the home to the men (and some women) who rule under the dome, from the weird to the feared, Qoheleth II brings his incisive insight into the world of spirituality and mission.

Irreverent! Bold! A challenge to long-held mindsets and revered paradigms. The aim however is not to destroy, but to build up. In cutting down, the desired effect is to raise up. In being humbled, in due time one is exalted. A must read for those who presume to leadership over God’s people.

Fulfilling the Mandate (January 2005)


It has been 2,000 years since Jesus won the victory on the cross, and since he issued the Great Commission to his disciples to evangelize the world. For the first few centuries, Jesus’ disciples indeed successfully evangelized the whole world. But today this same world is covered with the darkness of evil and sin. Our world today, reeling from the relentless assaults of the enemy, is tottering on the brink of the abyss.

What needs to be done? We need to recover the meaning of the mission of Jesus. And we need to understand the meaning of his final instructions, his marching orders, to his disciples. Only when we understand, obey, and give our total commitment to Jesus’ mission will we be able to stem the tide. And experience once again Jesus’ victory on the cross.

Mary and the CFC-FFL Core Values (April 2010)


This booklet expounds on the all-pervasive presence and importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in relation to the CFC-FFL Core Values.

Mary in the Work of Evangelization and Family Renewal (April 2010)


This booklet examines the all-important role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the work of evangelization and family renewal.

Renewing the Face of the Earth (1997)

Many Christians today are unaware of God’s call to them to participate in the work of evangelization. Some Christians may be aware but are ignorant as to how to go about this work. Still others try to do their share but are often frustrated and discouraged by their weakness and failures. But the work of evangelization is at the heart of being a true Christian. Evangelization is the practical living out of the two greatest commandments, love of God and love of neighbor. Thus to evangelize is not an option but a necessity for a follower of Jesus Christ.

This book explains what the work of evangelization is all about–how it is in accordance with God’s plan, the meaning of the Great Commission, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, charismatic gifts.

Servant Leadership (October 2009)


The term “servant leader” is seemingly an oxymoron. To the human understanding, the words “servant” and “leader” are diametrically opposed. But with God that is not the case. In the kingdom of God, the leader is the one who serves.

It is important for those who are called to servant leadership to understand what this call is all about. This is because God is entrusting them with a great treasure. How they handle this treasure will determine how the plan of God for the world will unfold.

Showing His Power and Majesty (November 2006)


The world is in a mess. Where is God? Does God care about what is happening in the world? Is there hope for humanity? The truth is that God has acted, and continues to act, to manifest His love for the world. God desires to bring His people back to Himself, as a Shepherd with His flock, as a Father with His children.

But how God intends to do this is a great mystery, in that it involves you and me. The manifestation of God’s power and majesty in the world is entirely up to us. Will we experience hell or heaven on earth? Our fate is in our hands.

Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth (November 1998)


Today we are at the threshold of the third millennium. And the people of God face a momentous challenge. It has been 2,000 years of Christianity, but the commission of the Lord Jesus Christ to bring the gospel to the whole world has not been accomplished. In fact, the Church itself is being buffeted by dark winds and sinister forces, both from without and within. Spiritual warfare continues to rage in the heavens and on earth. At stake are the billions of souls on the face of the earth.

In June of 1981, God raised up a new army to participate in the war. God raised up a movement to work for global evangelization and renewal. That movement is Couples for Christ. Now, 17 years later, Couples for Christ has made and continues to make a tremendous impact throughout the world. But all is not well. Now, towards the end of the second millennium and at the threshold of the third, Couples for Christ has come to a crossroad. Its future usefulness to God and his work is threatened. The dangers are very real, but the opportunities also continue to be tremendous and exciting. Will the members of Couples for Christ give in to the ravaging attacks of the flesh, the world and the devil, or will they continue to move on in the power of the Holy Spirit? Has the zeal of Couples for Christ grown cold, or will it continue to blaze with the fire of God’s love? Will the work of Couples for Christ end the millennium with a whimper or with a bang? Will God discard Couples for Christ, or continue to use it mightily in accordance with his will?

Now, more than ever, there is a great need for Christ’s witnesses to be sent to the ends of the earth. Will Couples for Christ be counted among them? Will Couples for Christ be part of the victorious army of Jesus Christ, as history races into the third millennium and closer to the end of time?This book presents a clear vision of the call of God to Couples for Christ, and issues a challenge to understand the call, accept it, and live it out. It is for all who are truly serious about their involvement in the life and mission of Couples for Christ.

Worship (2011)

Worship is the vocation of every Christian. It is at the core of our relationship with God. It is indispensable to one who professes to live a life for God.

Now worship is such an amazing privilege, which many Christians are not fully aware of. As such, they are missing out on much of what God has in store for them.

Do you know that when we worship ….

*    we come into the very presence of the King of kings?

*    we attend a lavish banquet?

*    we can actually bless God?

*    we are practicing for when we get to heaven?

Find out more. Enter into a lifestyle of worship.