"Very few thinkers in the world today understand as clearly as Vishal Mangalwadi does the impact of the Bible on Western civilization. He brings a unique perspective. Born and educated in India, he sees the West as others see us, which breaks the myopic view that so many politically sensitive Westerners have today. This is refreshing, invigorating, and very valuable reading. A tour de force from someone who sees us from the outside as well as the inside." --Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries
"There is urgency about Vishal's excellent argument. He is right on with respect to the moral and spiritual dynamics of Western civilization. As an outsider, he is in a strong position to address Western minds because of his knowledge of history and facts, and because of the level of concreteness with which he lays out his case. His logic is impeccable and forceful. Of course, our sophisticates will be dismissive of him, but multitudes of 'ordinary people' will see the point and perhaps will do something about it." --Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California; author of The Divine Conspiracy
"The current worldwide economic crisis shows what happens when distrust rules nations. Vishal Mangalwadi illuminates the path to restoring trust by embracing truth." --Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, WORLD magazine; Provost, The King's College, New York City
About the Author
Vishal Mangalwadi (1949-) MA, LLD, is an international lecturer, social reformer, political columnist, and author of thirteen books. Born and raised in India, he studied philosophy at universities, in Hindu ashrams, and at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. In 1976 he turned down several job offers in the West to return to India, where he and his wife, Ruth, founded a community to serve the rural poor. Vishal continued his involvement in community development serving at the headquarters of two national political parties, where he worked for the empowerment and liberation of peasants and the lower castes. In demand worldwide, Vishal is a dynamic, engaging speaker who has lectured in 32 countries. He enjoys simplifying complex ideas and inspiring despairing hearts with hope.