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Author: Vishal Mangalwadi Narrator: Peter Lawrence Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781982692223
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Understand where we came from.

Whether you’re an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization.

Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible’s sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.

Through Mangalwadi’s wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you’ll discover:

  • what triggered the West’s passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement;
  • how the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West’s social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews;
  • 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; and
  • how the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible’s archetypal protagonist.

Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization’s greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.”

    George Masden, author of Fundamentalism and American Culture

  • “This book is a tract for our times and a must-read for anyone concerned with impacting our culture.”

    Art Lindsley, author of C. S. Lewis’ Case for Christ

  • “Dr. Mangalwadi has become the new eyes to the West. Not unlike de Tocqueville’s, his interpretation of the importance of the biblical truths embedded in the Judeo-Christian Bible to the growth of the West is critical.”

    Mary Poplin, author of Finding Calcutta

  • “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.”

    Ravi Zacharias, author of Walking from East to West

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About the Author

Vishal Mangalwadi, LLD, was born and raised in India. He studied Eastern religion and philosophy in India, Hindu ashrams, and at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has lectured in thirty-five countries. He is a social reformer, political columnist, and author of fourteen books. Christianity Today calls him “India’s foremost Christian intellectual.”