6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2011
This is the life story of an Indian evangelist and apologist for the Christian faith. Much of the first part of the book (too much, perhaps) deals with his upbringing in newly independent India. In the latter half, he has moved to Canada and the States and towards the end we read, rather too briefly, of his worldwide Christian ministry.
The book gives us a fascinating insight into the man, his family and his country of origin. It's a very moving story, though perhaps tending a little towards sentimentality in places.
I would have liked to have been told rather more about his personal development as a defender of the faith and rather less about all the famous Christians he has met. Maybe the book could have been better edited.
All in all, I did not think that reading this was a waste of time; on the contrary, it was quite a stimulating read, which has made me want to learn more about the man and his work.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2013
I got this book after listening to some of Ravi's talks and thought, "I like the way this guy follows Jesus. I want that too!" Also, as I have a lot of connections with friends & family from a Hindi & Sikh background, I was hoping that this would help me to understand their culture and any stumbling blocks that they may generally have to the Christian faith.
Well, first of all, Ravi is an amazing writer. His command of words is impeccable, his expressions are well thought through and he has no problem in communicating with clarity. Now, all of this from someone who struggled at school/college/uni only highlights more how Jesus gets the credit. You see, a major part of Ravi's story points to the fact that from the moment he turned to follow Jesus, he found that the mountains he hadn't been able to climb wiith regards to education and associated learning, he now could! He discovered a love for reading because he found that Jesus had given him a deep desire to know and to know deep.
It is an autobiography and Ravi does well to cover his life story with much respect towards his family as well as a honesty that readers love to hear about. I am about 3/4 of the way through and I can fully recommend this book, whether you are a Christian or not. I am sure that you will find this man an inspiration for his honesty in declaring his weaknesses and battles throughout his younger years. Whether or not you have a faith is irrespective for we all need encourgement and suport and to be believed in, in order to be a true success in life.
Go on, get this book and be challenged in order to keep healthy and growing strong.
on 26 December 2014
Ravi when I heard you preaching on UCB radio in the uk, you spoke in brief of your suicide pack, I myself was in that state of mind after sustaining severe injuries after a RTA ( which is no fault of mine) the Lord appeared to me and reminded me how many people I will hurt if I took my life, this burning issue of your book kept coming into my mind, and I took the step of faith to have it on my I-pad the kindle edition, I am so touched and inspired, as I am from Sri Lanka lived in the uk for now 30 years, life in my country is very similar to the life in India. I thank the Lord for blessing me with parents who gave the foundation of faith and prayer that move mountains.
Ravi your book is so touching and food for a hungry soul quench the thirst and hungry soul.
Thank you and Gods blessings Rachel