Just weeks before receiving payment for a lucrative million-dollar business deal, Stevens Chan was struck with an unexpected diagnosis. Told by doctors that glaucoma would gradually rob him of his sight, for life, Stevens life spiralled downwards toward depression, helplessness and fear of the unknown.
As Stevens and Kaye grappled with these challenges, they discovered the amazing grace of a loving God. Through faith and trust in God as well as the special people who have walked into their lives, Stevens and Kaye have risen above their own struggles to reach out and bring hope to many others who share the same predicament. They have raised awareness through the Dialogue in the Dark programme, advocated for use of guide dogs for the blind and equal opportunities for the disabled.
This book tells of their miraculous journey from fear to trust. From darkness to light. From physical blindness to spiritual sight.
As you read this book, may you find hope that God can use anyone, despite our weaknesses, sickness or disabilities to bring hope to others and to give glory to God Read More…
If your life is a movie and you are the hero in your own movie, whatstory do you tell?
This provocative question is at the core of the inspiring book ‘MyResilience Recipe’ by Stevens Chan, a self-seeking businessman who losthis eyesight, wealth, self-worth, and emerges from the rock bottom toserve the disabled community through social activism.
In this book, Stevens shares his past mistakes, experiences, thoughtsand dives into what it takes to be resilient when life presents him withtough challenges. Make no mistake, this is not a self-help book. Stevenslays out his own ‘resilience recipe’ as a reference in the hope toinspire you to develop your own recipe based on your unique lifecircumstances.
If you feel that life is a constant challenge, or you’re stuck in adifficult situation not knowing how tomove forward, this is the bookthat can shine a light for you Read More…
A moment in silence, speechless and left with an indelible imprint of what I have just read. My good friend and brother, Stevens Chan, has finished his new book “MY RESILIENCE RECIPE”. He reveals what a person can accomplish given the clarity of what he needs to do. By faith and not by might, he tells me. To the glory of God, this book is set to inspire and move its readers to persevere and stay focused to complete the journey till its end. Resilience? Pride? Or sheer stubbornness? You read and you decide. If you are stuck somewhere and wondering how to move forward, this is the book that might just be the guiding light for you.
iAuthors Club Malaysia
My dear friend and ‘big brother’ Stevens Chan has written a wonderful cook book about life for all of us. In this book, the main dish is resilience and he has written it with wit, wisdom, compassion and love. His recipe for resilience is one that is spiced by a life of great personal challenges grounded on the secret ingredients of empathy and the caring for others. Do not attempt to cook the dish all by yourself though, for life is a dish best prepared together with the people we love and who perhaps loves us more.
Associate Head of School of Social Sciences and Edinburgh Business School
Stevens doesn’t just share from his heart, he shares with his life and through the lens of his experiences. My first meet up with him became a Catalyst for my involvement with Social Entrepreneurs. Allow this book to challenge where you are at, as you rethink your life priorities toward your resilient future
Global Leadership and Life Coach
Author of ENGAGE
I started reading My Resilience Recipe, thinking I’d skim through the appox25 page book in about 10 minutes. How wrong I was! The story pulls you in, as Stevens bares pieces of his soul on every page, making you reflect, even question your own past and current trajectory in life. Much like what a secret recipe does for a good culinary experience, this story is food for thought whose essence lingers with you, long after the reading. The filmmaker in me would love to afford rights to My Resilience Recipe and I hope it gets retold as a movie, to reach an audience who may otherwise miss out on this enriching story.
VR Filmmaker and Tech Evangelist
Author of ‘Maya’
I first met Stevens and Kaye in 2016 and after the first meeting, I walked away inspired not just by what they are doing or championing, but by the simple fact that they expressed joy in just ‘being’ and celebrating life as it is. In reading this book, I have a much deeper sense of appreciation of the journey that they have taken and how faith and trust in God has been the bedrock in their journey. In a world where darkness sometimes seem overwhelming, Stevens bears testimony that light does indeed shine in the darkness. His lifesong to walk by faith and not by sight is an incredible testimony to the sufficient grace of God, and his unyielding trust is a demonstration of God’s authority, purpose and intentionality which is a gift to a world stumbling around in darkness.
Church Elder Puchong Gospel Chapel
Head of Sustainability Digi Telecommunications
This book brought Stevens and Kaye’s extraordinary story, their challenges, joys and exuberance to the readers. I could feel their disappointments, pain and hopelessness in some parts, but what shone through was how strongly Stevens and Kaye loved each other through their ups and downs. Tau Fei’s rich illustrations of the key moments in the book also heightens the poignancy of the many meaningful occasions in Stevens’ and Kaye’s life. This book tells the amazing story of a man used by God through his frailties. His wife and the many faithful friends who surrounded him contributed to the richness not only in his own life, but also the richness and hope he brought into others’ lives. Having known Stevens and Kaye personally, I can only say that they are both people of humility. They have blessed the poor through our collaborative medical camps while I was with CES. I can vouch for how much their faith and resilience inspire me and others in social-community work to press on. May you find love, joy, peace and hope through these honest pages.
Community Transformation Initiative Bhd.