Book Review – "The book that changed your world" - Vishal Mangalwadi
This thick book is well written and very enlightening. The author uses extensive history research to show that the Bible is the basis for so many good things which we take as normal. (Not by church, not by religion).
Let me list some of the things he expands upon as being the outcome of the Bible becoming available to the common people.
Humanity – the value of every human as made n the image of God
Rationality – encouragement to think
Technology – inventing to achieve more
Revolution – the world changed by Bible translation
Language and literacy – the power for democracy
University – to educate and lift the people
Science – discovering what God made
Morality – why some countries are less corrupt
Family – Bound together by the Bible
Compassion – caring develops medical research
Wealth – the responsibilities of stewardship
Liberty – true freedom flows from the Bible
Mission – bringing people together
The future – with or without the Bible
This brilliant book is a must read for every thinking person. It has, in a different way confirmed my 55years of making the Bible available and known to the masses of humanity.
He finishes the book with a beautiful story from his home country – A 'Johns gospel' got into a headhunting tribe. After only five days of explanation, one convert sent his son into the city to find out more about this Jesus. The result – the tribe was converted and the 'son' who translated the New Testament into the tribal language then went on to create an organisation called
"Bibles for the world"
See the movie on this story on you tube 'Beyond the next mountain'
I recommend the book and pray that it will impact many for the glory of God.