Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Shopping in the old city

With  this  mini  photo  gallery  let  me  take  you  back to February when  Ash,  Megan,  Sonia  , Abner and  I   invaded  the  old  city  market on  a  cheap  shopping   spree - specially for  the  Canadians. They  loved  it  an d bought  loads  of gifts -  good  quality  but at lower  prices than the  posh  shops would  have  demanded.
Ash  and  Megan   bought  lots  of  wood  carvings  etc.  while  I  snooped  around  with my  camera.

A  few  days   ago  I received  a complimentary
copy of  the  book,
' The  Book that  made  your   world  '
by  my  author friend  Vishal  Mangalwadi.
Vishal belongs  to  my  city but  now  lives
in the  US.
He  is  a Christian  apologist,  author,  international  speaker and  has  been  called 
India 's  leading Christian  intellectual.
I  have started   reading  his   book  and   I tell you
its  a page  turner although  its  heavy  reading.
Whether  you  are an  avid  student  of  the  bible  or a  skeptic  of  its  relevance this  book   will  transform  your perception  of  its  influence on  virtually  every  facet  of  the  Western   civilization.
Through  Vishal' s  fascinating  and  wide ranging
investigation  you  will  discover
-What  triggered the West 's  passion for
scientific, medical and  technological
- How  the  biblical notion  of 
human  dignity transforms the  West 's  social
structure and  how it intersects
with  other   world  views.
- How  the  Bible created a fertile  ground
for  women to  find social  and
economic empowerment.
- How  the  Bible  has  uniquely  equipped  the West
to cultivate  compassion,  human  rights,
prosperity and  strong  families.
- The  role  of  the  Bible in the
transformation of education.
- How  the modern literary  notion
of a  hero  has  been  shaped
by the  Bible 's  archetypal protagonist.

I  invite  you  to  journey  with  Vishal
as  he  examines  the  origins  of 
civilization 's  greatness and  the
misguided  beliefs  that  threaten to
unravel  its  progress.
His  treatise  is  very much like
Francis  Schaeffer 's
 'How Shall we Then Live '
Both  books  are  mind shaking  and
soul  stirring.
You can  get more information
on  Vishal 's website
I shall  be  sharing quotes from
the  book .
What  really  struck  me  was  that
Vishal  has  dedicated this  book to
Arun Shourie,  Indian intellectual,
Member  of Parliament,
former  minister of the  Govt. of India and  reputed 
journalist who  has criticized  and  ridiculed
the  Bible and Christian missionaries.
This morning we  had  a light  shower
which brought  the  temp down a bit.
My  wounds are a bit  better.
Thank you for your  prayers  everyone.

9 Fertilize my soul:

Dani said...

Sounds like a very interesting book..love to read it....and the shop! love the tall wooden lamps that I spied there..wow

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I haven't read either book, but I hope I will be able to in the future.

Pamela said...

Love the mini tour.

I will have to check out this book. Your review made it sound so interesting.


Sherri Murphy said...

I loved "shopping" with you! I see several things I'd like to have in my home. :) The book sounds very interesting, too.
I miss you, Amrita! It was good to see your comment today. I've been all but absent from the blog community. My time is filled with so many other things, I have a hard time keeping up. Necessary for now, but maybe soon things will change.

Shelley said...

Sounds like a great read Amrita...thanks so much for sharing...blessings

Robin said...

Looking forward to your review of the book-looks interesting! God bless you Amrita!

*The Old Geezer said...

Thanks for the photo tour of some of your local shops. It was great! :-)

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Great Amrita,
your post is inspiring me to read Mr vishal's book...and i will try to read it...and thanks for shaering nice photos in post...
Best wishes.

Mari said...

First of all I am glad you are feeling better. Wonderful pictures of the moon. To God be all the glory :)