The Book That Made Your World (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Book That Made Your World Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, "The Book That Made Your World" will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became t...
- Published: 10 May 2011
- Format: Hardback 442 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781595553225 ISBN 10: 1595553223
- Sales rank: 14,331
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Reviews for The Book That Made Your World
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The Book That Made Your World is clearly the best book of the dozen or so I have read on this topic. Vishal Mangalwadi's book is not an academic exercise, but an easy-to-read overview of the history of western thought - from an outsiders perspective. A must-read to anyone who really wants to understand the roots of Western civilization, and why it is at stake. This book really made me think! by Tapio Luoma-aho
Well written and insightful
"The book that made your world", by Vishal Mangalwadi, describes how the bible and its values have shaped the way we see our world today. It is thoughtful, discussing the more profound values in any culture, for example, what characteristics make a "hero", views on education, views on truth and being, and the use and value of literature. I really liked and learnt from Mangalwadi's long-term view of history, going back to the middles ages and earlier, to really get a broad overview of how today came to be as it is. Mangalwadi also writes from an Indian perspective, giving examples from India's past that underscore his point.
I have to be honest and admit reading this book was a struggle at times. It was very long, with quite complex ideas presented. To me, it had the tone of a very scholarly discussion, more of a textbook that one might refer to when writing a university paper. I felt that if I had a little more knowledge of church history or Indian culture I would have ploughed through it a little easier. I am also really not in a stage of life to be reading scholarly tomes; I need a quick easy read, so this one was just not right for me.
Despite this book not being suited to my preferences, I still give it 4 stars for being a well written and insightful read. I would recommend it to confident and experienced readers who love an intellectual discussion.
The complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program in exchange for an impartial review. by Ginny McGinty