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Wisdom of the Sadhu

Teachings of Sundar Singh

By Sadhu Sundar Singh

218 Pages

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Known in his lifetime as India’s most famous convert to Christianity, Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889–1929) would not approve of that characterization. He loved Jesus and devoted his life to knowing him and following him, but he never accepted Christianity’s cultural conventions, even as he embraced its stark original teachings.

A modern Saint Francis, Sundar Singh left the wealth of his home at sixteen to live as a sadhu, or wandering holy man. His beggar-like existence, his intense devotion, his mystical encounters with Jesus, and his simple yet profound parables became the stuff of legends. No one who met him – including the thousands who flocked to hear him during his visits to Europe, the Orient, and the United States – remained unaffected.

Wisdom of the Sadhu, a collection of anecdotes, sayings, parables, and meditations, brings together the best of Sundar Singh’s teachings. Couched as they are in a distinctly Indian idiom, they probe the essence of the Gospels with unusual freshness and offer insights of great depth and value to every serious seeker.

Richard J. Foster, author, Celebration of Discipline
Sadhu Sundar Singh’s dramatic encounter with the living Christ, his refusal to clothe his faith with western trappings, and his absolute devotion to the way of Jesus make for compelling reading. I highly ­recommend this book.

Robert Ellsberg, author, All Saints
Sadhu Sundar Singh is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic spiritual guides of the twentieth century. Rooted as it is in a distinctively Indian style, his Christian wisdom challenges Western readers to step beyond theological ideas and taste the Gospel itself. Plough has done a great service by publishing the work of this wise and holy teacher.

Friedrich Heiler
In Sadhu Sundar Singh, Christianity and Hinduism meet, and the former stands like a flower that blossoms on an Indian stem.

Jetti A. Oliver, National Council of Churches, India
Penetrating, relevant, and easy to read. This is an inspiring collection.

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We are just finishing our book group using the "Wisdom of the Sadhu, Teachings of Sundar Singh". The discussions have been amazing! This is a MUST READ book for all of those folks who are exploring their faith. We keep adding weeks to the discussions because we have been so excited about the comments in the book. Our books are marked and underlined...you couldn't resell these on Ebay!

His successor, Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, prophesied last April 2013 that earthquakes will occur in the Philippines and that strong typhoon will hit Leyte and Samar. He also stated that people might kill each other for food, it will be talked to all over the world, many people will drown and die. After 6 months, earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol. And after a month, strong typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) also struck Leyte and Samar. Filipinos are terrified for there is another prophecy that is feared to be fulfilled and that is the prophecy in Pangasinan. He said that a disease will spread all over the world and it will start in our land. This disease will be felt to the bones. It will turn human skin into black and it will rot. People will be afraid to bury you and this disease will start in the Philippines. I am humbly asking for prayers so that this prophecy will not be fulfilled. Satan has plans for the Philippines.. Our nation shall be saved :( Stop the wicked habits now Filipinos if you want to be saved. We need to keep our faith high! There is God, have faith. :)

The Pastor of our local church often refers to the sadhu. I've been searching for it for quite some time now, and I consider myself blessed to be able to read it.

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I really love this book. The book has motivated me to keep my faith. I think that it shows how I must relate to others during certain occasion. Now I know that I can gain something from having faith. God really lives.

i want punjabi books.

Hi readers Sadhu Sunder Singh is another II Paul next to Paul in Bible. His life story I don't have words to explain amazing person, my heart was kept on thinking of his life, millions of praises to our Lord Jesus Christ for him. Mary Ketzia,RI, US.

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His visions & wisdom are true. He shows that our Lord is very much alive & well. More people should read his words extolling our God by example & sincerity.

Hi all, Sadhu Sunder Singh is my ideal personality. i love to read about his life. impressive messages about christian life. this book is really beautiful and blessing of God.

Really an inspiring disciple of christ of the 21st centuary.The way JESUS might have revealed to him and showed HIS love love might have pulled sadhu that he was called as Christ where ever he goes...Glory to JESUS that HE(JESUS) has raised such people trained like HIM,to live for HIM...I praise GOD for rasing Sadhu....!And spreading the gospel...Sadhu proved JESUS is in him and glorified JESUS too...!

With this book, I have been guided into a pure and extroridinary spiritual realms in which a really humble man had stepped with his faithful Master, Jesus Christ. Appreciate !

Sadhu's transformation began when he saw Jesus. Men led by the spirit are like wind. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8 Jesus is still called unconventional / not the Messiah by the Jews His follower the sadhu is also not fully accepted by the present day church.

the story of this Christ-believing sadhu is quite normal for anyone who abandons everything...his very life...and falls into the burning heart of Jesus. anything less...and i judge myself here first...is toying with the Fire.

I love the ways he approched to the five holy people practicing different exercising But Our Jesus gave us Freedom and made us Free from all these sort of Exercise

This book is something else i cannot put in words. God used this man greatly, and this is the level we should be living by and even more.

I like your books very much. And I have translated your book "The Wisdom of Sadhu" edited by Kim Komer in Russian. There are many people who interested in such clear biblical books. God bless all of you for such a noble work for the Kingdom of Christ!

Thank you so much for publishing this wonderful book of the life and teachings of the Sadhu, Sundar Singh, devout and faithful follower of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Years ago a Pastor gave me an old book about the Sadhu but it was written in Italian so I was so glad to find something in English. After reading this book I went ahead and orderd more copies to share with my friends in Canada and United States!