The Book that Made Your World by Vishal Mangalwadi is a fascinating book about the impact of the Bible on Western Society. Written from a journalistic perspective Vishal shares the story of how the Bible has shaped the conscience of the west. While the book isn’t academic in nature, Mangalwadi does provide several footnotes and references to more academic works in almost every chapter of his work.
To be honest the cover looks boring, yet as I dug into the book I was propelled to keep reading. Vishal’s writing style is engaging and keeps the readers attention from chapter to chapter. I really appreciated that Mangalwadi’s perspective as a native of India commenting on what appears obvious to him as a cultural outsider.
After reading this book I have come to the conclusion that Vishal Mangalwadi is one of those engaging personalities that I would enjoy getting to know and over a cup of tea or coffee. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding how the Bible has shaped and influenced even “secular” life in America.
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