Monday, November 3, 2014

Wisdom of the Sadhu Book Review

Book Review of Wisdom of the Sadhu
"Teachings of Sundar Singh"

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

    Known as India's most famous convert to Christianity, Sundar Singh, loved Jesus and devoted his life to knowing and following him.  Singh left his home at the age of 16 to become a sadhu (a wandering holy man).  Through his drifting existence, his parables became legends and very popular.  This book is a collection of anecdotes, sayings, parables and meditations - which culminates in the best of Sundar Singh's teachings.
    I did appreciate this books as I read through it.  The reader must note that Singh is through and through from India, and his teachings are distinctly Indian idiom. You must look deeply and thoughtfully past the India of the words, and into the heart of the Gospels.  Singh was an incredibly deep thinker; yet the simplest of things like watching hungry birds, brought about insight into God's presence like I have never considered it before.  Reading his works will not only allow you to think of God, the Gospels and Jesus in a different light, but will open your spiritual eyes to new understanding about yourself.  I recommend this book to adults who are open to experience something new and afresh that is far from our western thinking. 

(I received this book free from HandleBar Central as a request to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

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