Saturday, April 7, 2012
Book Review - No Longer a Slumdog
Asia’s Children Tell Their
Stories in No Longer a Slumdog
“He would lock me in a small room with the animals. Days turned into weeks, and my stomach would growl. He never gave me enough to eat,” said Nadish. “Weeks turned into months, and my body would ache. The work was hard, and there was never enough time to rest. Months turned into years, and I began to think that this would never end.”
But through a miraculous event, Nadish found his way back into the loving embrace of his mother. Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s newest book, No Longer a Slumdog, unveils the true-life accounts of many of South Asia’s children, like Nadish. The message hits hard. He speaks of “winds of change” and a powerful move of God.
The children’s stories tell of going from a life of heartache and poverty to finding joy, laughter and a bright future. Despite the affliction these children face, Yohannan shows us there’s opportunity for change as many find new life in God‘s redeeming love.
No Longer a Slumdog inspires faith that a better tomorrow is truly possible.
About the Author
Dr. K.P. Yohannan, author of No Longer a Slumdog, has been crisscrossing the globe for the last 40 years, challenging the body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle—with an all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent. To the Church caught up by the tidal waves of compromise and self-preservation, Yohannan’s life message is as fresh as today’s podcast yet as timeless as the scriptural mandate itself.
Yohannan is the founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, a Christian mission organization that has brought the Good News of Christ to millions in South Asia over the last three decades.
Born in India, Dr. Yohannan, at the age of 16, responded to the Lord’s call to serve Him in North India. In 1974, he came to the United States, where he received his theological training and pastored a church for four years.
The Lord reminded Yohannan of the countless millions in Asia still waiting to learn of His love for them. In response, he resigned his pastorate, and he and his wife, Gisela, started what is known today as Gospel for Asia. Today, the ministry supports thousands of national workers and vibrant congregations throughout South Asia. Additionally, Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope program cares for tens of thousands of children, helping them break out of the generational curses of poverty and hopelessness.
Dr. Yohannan is a prolific writer with more than 200 books published in Asia. No Longer a Slumdog is his ninth book published in the U.S. It highlights his passion for children in South Asia and sheds light on the move of God that is taking place across the sub-continent. Yohannan’s landmark book, Revolution in World Missions, is an international bestseller that has literally changed the course of mission history in our generation.
His weekly Road to Reality radio program airs on more than 800 radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. His heart’s desire is to see a new generation catch sight of the Lord’s burden for the lost in their generation and to give themselves, no-holds-barred, to His work.
My Take on the Book
I did not know much about the caste system, but this book did an amazing job at opening my eyes to the inequity that exists in such a system. On top of this the book also will make your heart ache for some of the things that occur in this type of a system and I found myself wanting to find out if there were ways in which I too could make a difference, even in a small way. Be ready to have your world turned upside down as you read this book and you too may find that this book will not only change the way in which you see the world, but also how you see yourself in the midst of a world that can be filled with as much inequity as this story illuminates!
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