Just looking at my workload for the rest of the day–oh, boy.
Type chapters of The Wind From Heaven. Create, type, and submit a Newswithviews column. More blog posts. I’ve already been to the post office, read another couple chapters of the Mangalwadi book, and done a few blog posts.
Oh Lord, give me strength, and make my work fruitful in your service. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sometimes the assignments I get from Chalcedon are just so good!
I’ve been asked to read and review This Book Changed Everything, by Vishal Mangalwadi. I’ve only just started reading it, but I can’t wait till I finish to tell you how wonderful it is.
Mangalwadi’s personal knowledge and experience of Hinduism and Buddhism, and life in India, have led him to Christianity–and given him a unique perspective on it. He profoundly understands the dangers of the “post-truth” game being played today by Western intellectuals, and analyzes and explains these dangers clearly and with grace.
The core of his thinking is easy to explain in just a few simple words. You won’t need a degree in philosophy to follow him. Let me briefly sum it up for you:
God is! And He has revealed Himself–and our own selves also–in a book that changed the world: the Bible.
Don’t wait for me to read it and write a full review of it, to be published by Chalcedon. Get it for yourself and read it now. Educating, edifying, and enlightening–Mangalwadi’s work is a gift of God to all the world–by way of India.
Can the West be brought back to Christ by the work of missionaries from countries that the Western missionaries visited so long ago, and taught the Bible to the people of those countries?
It seems like just the sort of thing God loves to do.
What was so good about Western civilization, that it galloped past the rest of the world and achieved great things?
In 2011 Vishal Mangalwadi, a scholar from India who converted to Christianity, wrote a book that brilliantly proves that it was the Bible, God’s Word, and nothing else, that made the West great. With the Red Pope yapping about the obligation of countries with decent, relatively honest governments to stop eating food that ought to go to people living in countries with unspeakably corrupt governments, and the need for some even more corrupt world government to “redistribute” everything, Mangalwadi’s book deserves to be read–and re-read–by, well, everyone.
I reviewed his book in 2012, and it’s high time to revisit it. Sure, it’s a long review: but this book deserves one: The Book That Made Your World, by Vishal Mangalwadi.