TRUTH TRANSFORMS: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations
A judge declared that the accused is innocent but asked his officers to “hang him”. Another ruler knew that his highly respected prisoner had committed no crime. Yet, he ordered his head to be chopped off and brought on a platter at his birthday party.
Should the officers obey or arrest such murderer-rulers? Who do officers serve, the rulers or the law?
Do the rulers and officers take innocent lives because they are slaves of sin? How do we create free nations where the innocent are secure because justice rules and not terror?
This is not an ivory-tower discussion. Dr Vishal Mangalwadi, MA, LLD, began writing this book when he was thrown in jail with nothing but a Bible.
For organizing a non-sectarian public prayer meeting for relief for victims of a hailstorm. The Superintendent of Police threatened to kill him if he did not cancel the prayer. “I need no warrant: I will not produce you before a magistrate: I will take you from your home to the jungle and shoot you; hyenas will eat your body.”
Media exposure prevented those educated “Civil” servants from killing Vishal. The “retreat” in jail gave him him the time to study why compassion got Jesus into trouble; why evangelism made the Apostle Paul a reformer who turned the world upside down.
PS. This new edition of the earlier book, “Truth And Transformation” (YWAM, Seattle) is mainly for Africa and Asia. It is now ready for publication.
“A tour de force from someone who sees us from the outside as well as the inside.” — Chuck Colson “Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries”
“The current worldwide economic crisis shows what happens when distrust rules nations. Vishal Mangalwadi illuminates the path to restoring trust by embracing truth.” — Marvin Olasky “Editor-in-chief, World; provost, The King’s College”
“There is urgency about Vishal’s excellent argument…His logic is impeccable and forceful.” — Dallas Willard “Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California”
“Vishal is authentic. From jail for civil disobedience to church planting, from debate with great gurus and national newsmen to grassroots community development…Vishal has shaped a truly original vision. This is no ivory tower writer.” — Miriam Adeney “Associate professor of global and urban ministry, Seattle Pacific University; teaching fellow, Regent College”
Currently on Preorder. The books will be shipped starting on the 25th of December.