Truth And Transformation by Vishal Mangalwadi
I was unprepared for the incredible depth and breadth of this book. I had never heard of the author, and that is to my loss. Considered by some to be India’s foremost Christian intellectual, he attempted to serve the rural poor of India. ”Service is the legitimate means of acquiring the power to lead.” The results were violent opposition. He turned to a study of the West and why India’s civilization lacked similar justice and prosperity.
His insights regarding the caste system’s foundation and fruit caused me to examine the current situation in the USA. “Without God’s value system, humans have no intrinsic worth. They are only worth what other human beings decide they are worth.” Vishal shows that the USA is traveling on a questionable moral road.
I highly recommend this book to those of us who have been numbed by the slow but constant decline of USA values. “Jesus changes the world by planting the Church in the midst of it.”
My notes on this book can be downloaded in MS Word format from the blue “FILES box” located in the left side-bar of this blog.