Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WISDOM OF THE SADHU


I chose to review WISDOM OF THE SADHU Teachings of Sundar Singh, compiled and edited by Kim Comer because the synposis made me think of Watchman Nee. Upon receiving the book and reading the first few pages my impression was: it reads like The Greatest Salesman of the World by Og Mandingo.
Sundar Singh was destined to be a sadhu; a sadhu (pronounced sa- doo’)is a term for holy man associated with the Hinduism.  Like many Christians he had an intense desire within himself that was not satisfied by the rituals of prayer to a god who had no answers. The path from praying to Budha to serving God is the basis of this compilation of: teachings, parables that allude to Mr. Singh’s conversion and biographical stories.
I hesitate to compare this book to Pilgrim’s Progress, particularly since I found this book an easier read and full of greater truths, yet I was reminded of the book as I read. As the fictional character Christian journeyed to get rid of his burden so did the very real Sundar Singh journey to find peace and then purpose.
I had never heard of Sundar Singh until I was asked to review WISDOM OF THE SADHU now I am curious to learn more. Like many of the great men and women who have contributed so much to Christianity Sundar Singh has become someone very few people have heard of today.
I am glad I agreed to review this book and  defiantly recommend you purchase a copy for yourself. I would caution, not every believer can handle the true wisdom within the 196 pages.   xxx Marsha L Randolph

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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