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Comment: 1927. Reprinted. 254 pages. Beige jacket over khaki boards. Good copy with firm binding. Tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Pencil inscription to front pastedown. Well bound in neat clean cloth with clack lettering to spine. Mild wear to edge
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  • Hardcover: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; Reprint edition (1927)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00085LP6A
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,418,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was pleased to find a copy of this book which had been recomended - it was as stated in a good secondhand condition.
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a1927 edition still in satisfactory condition. I liked it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking and fascinating... 17 Jun. 2009
By Chad Oberholtzer - Published on
Format: Paperback
"Christ of the Indian Road" is a first-person account of E. Stanley Jones' experiences as a Christian missionary in India almost 100 years ago. He describes the journey that he undertook from a presumptuous young missionary hoping to bring meaning into the lives of lost pagans (my wording) to a seasoned veteran proclaimer of the joy found through following Christ, ultimately trying to contextualize Christ within a rich, religious Indian culture. Jones clearly communicates his disdain for the common mistake that many Christians make to assume that our cultural framework is the "Christian" one, trying to superimpose our culture on top of the culture of those to whom we bring Christ. As an alternative approach, Jones admonishes us to learn from other cultures, to respect the truth that can be found in them, and to allow Christ to enter into that culture on His terms and on their terms, not on our terms.

There are certainly those who will critique Jones for a lack of theological rigor. And, at times, he seems to give non-Christian religions (most often Hinduism and occasionally Islam) a free pass, offering no critique and almost suggesting that their understanding of God simply needs a little dose of Jesus to be fully on track. I personally wonder whether this lack of any theological parameters does not run in opposition to some of Jesus' own statements. And Jones' almost obsessive optimism that Jesus was taking India and its religious heritage by storm is betrayed by our perspective many decades later that India has not been completely overwhelmed by a groundswell of Jesus.

With these critiques aside, I am so thankful to Jones for helping me to understand what its looks like to decontextualize Jesus from my own cultural assumptions and start to recontextualize Jesus in another culture. The love that Jones has for Jesus is described in such beautiful and inspiring words that I could not help but to be moved. His joint passion for Christ and for India provides a winsome example for any of else who want to share Jesus with others, and I was quickly drawn to this Christ of the Indian Road. Thanks to Jones, I am now especially aware that we have the opportunity to truly celebrate the unity of our diversity, serving and worshipping the Christ of every cultural road, knowing that He connects with us uniquely within the confines of our respective cultures, but also knowing that He is but one Christ, the one whose path we all are blessed to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Christ of the Indian Road 27 Sept. 2001
By cheri drake - Published on
Format: Paperback
Anyone who is prepared for conviction about their walk
with Jesus the Christ or who wants to know what having a
truly committed heart for Him is, will want to read this book.
It is very obvious that E.S. Jones was Totally inspired by
the Holy Spirit to write this book. In the most gracious
manner possible, E. Stanley Jones teaches that, as followers of Christ, our Only purpose is to bring Him to others. Not imply or outright tell people they have to know Jesus like everyone else. That No Matter where we live, we are all individuals in Christ collectively comprising the entire body of Christ. Mr. Jone's realizations could Only come from a heart that is Truly aimed toward and seeking the Son of Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christ of the Indian Road 12 Nov. 2007
By Douglas B. Durham - Published on
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This is an excellent, inspiring description of the universal appeal of Christ. It is also a stinging indictment of how "Christians" from the West have prevented the spread of that Good News. Highly Recommend this book. This particular edition has numerous typographical errors - misspelled words that can be a little confusing, until you mentally correct the errors.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INDIA IN WORD PICTURES THAT INSPIRE 8 Mar. 2008
By Beryl G. Drake - Published on
Format: Paperback
I missed Stanley Jones' one visit to Peoria, Illinois at the United Methodist church and I shall always regret it. I met his housekeeper in a small CNI church in Serampur (not in West Bengal). His graphic descriptions of the dear people of India will never leave me, and this wonderful book is on the par with Violet Schoonmaker and Amy Carmichel books on India. Having been to India 21 times I totally recommend anyone going there to visit Varanasi and the New Life League, 12 Bungalow Road, where Dr. K.V.Abraham presides and carries on a comparable ministry to that of Jones, only he is a national, a very devoute Christian, and a true witness of the life changing power of the Gospel. Reading "Christ of the Indian Road" is a treat, a joy, and a great uplift. -B.G.Drake,Jr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 9 Mar. 2014
By Luis A. R. Branco - Published on
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I read this book while I was serving as a missionary in India many years ago. For me is the best Christian book to help missionaries planning to serve in India. More than that it is a wonderful Chistology book.
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