4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent and unbiased book for the truly open minded,
This review is from: The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization (Hardcover)
I bought this book as part of my LRBS course. I did not know what to expect when I bought it, because it sold out very quickly from the bookshop that I bought it from. When I settled down to read it, I quickly understood why it sold out very quickly from a reformed bookshop.
The author looks at how the bible has impacted the Western world in several ways. This includes culture, technology, medical wisdom, ethics, education and many areas. He tells how the bible still impacts the west today, in-comparison to other parts of the world.
Finally, he takes a critical look at the Western world today and the future consequences of the West's abandonment of the bible.
Above all, the author is not biased, because he is very critical of the damage that Hinduism has done to his native India and how the bible has been mainly responsible for India's progress today.