Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walking from East to West

"You see, of all five siblings in my family, I had the unhappiest childhood."

Born in India in 1946, Ravi's life was filled with uncertainty and lack of purpose.  Today he travels around the world speaking to governments, Ivy League universities, and on the radio.  His message is that of certainty and hope in Christ.  Firmly believing that the Christian faith is grounded in absolute truth, he has written/co-written over twenty books as he shares through philosophy, apologetics, and theology.  How did he make this transformation?  Walking from East to West; God in the Shadows is his story.  He writes of his family background, what it meant to be Indian, how he ended up in Canada, met the woman who became his wife and mother of their three children, and how God brought him into ministry.

If you've never read anything by Ravi, I strongly encourage you to do so.  I believe he is the forefront philosophical and moralistic apologist of our day.  Do not be intimidated by such words; he defends the Christian faith on levels that few people dare to acknowledge, but are underlying issues for many.  His personal story is amazing and gives a new insight into his work.  I understand the passion that comes through in his words and voice (he has many audio lectures available in addition to his radio broadcasts).  If you are family with his work, but not the man, this book will enlighten you of some of the stories he shares in his other works.  You will understand why he thinks and works as he does.  Apart from his other works, this book is an amazing testimony to the work of God; perfect for biography lovers.  This is easily awarded five out of five pieces of bacon. 

Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias with R.S.B. Sawyer, published by Zondervan

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