New Birth or Rebirth?: Jesus Talks with Krishna - eBookRavi ZachariasMultnomah / 2010 / ePub$10.995 Stars Out Of 5 4 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW11654EB
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Celeste Wynn5 Stars Out Of 5A Must-Read Book on HinduismFebruary 20, 2013Celeste WynnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book because it was an eye-opener and it helped me to understand the tenets of Hinduism and one its most important gods-Krishna. I would recommend this book to those Christians who want to understand the mindset of others outside of our faith.
Will Li5 Stars Out Of 5January 25, 2010Will LiHaving an open dialog between two of the most famous religious figures throughout history is a daunting task for any writer. However, Ravi Zacharias has pulled together Christ and Krishna to give us one of the most engaging, precise, and veracious dialogs put in written form. There is a saying that "All religions are fundamentally the same, with some superficial differences." Ravi says, "All religions are fundamentally different, with some superficial similarities."
JenniferBCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5August 21, 2008JenniferBCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleThe aim of New Birth or Rebirth is to educate and inform Christians about the Hindu faith, and to contrast the major figure of each. In attempts to establish evidence of an archetypal theme of the sacrificial God, comparisons pointing out the similarities between Krishna and Christ have become somewhat commonplace. Zacharias points out the differences between the two, correcting any misunderstanding that Krishna and Jesus play the same role in their respective faiths.Zacharias ultimately uses the contrasting of the two faiths to clearly illuminate the heart of the Gospel message: that Christianity is not a religion, not following a set of rules or trying to reach God on our own terms, but a real relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I was so thankful for Zacharias depiction of this often overlooked truth (even by Christian authors, who bandy the term religion about far too freely) that it brought tears to my eyes as he reminded me of Jesus never-ending love and compassion for us.Following this moving revelation, the author moves on to a conclusion that left me confused at best. Using an analogy that was unclear, and not previously anchored to existing references in the text, he left me completely in the dark with what he was trying to communicate in his wrap-up. I believe that Zacharias depiction of Jesus is fairly true to scripture. He manages to include scriptural truths throughout this fictional Jesus words without quoting directly, leading to a naturally flowing conversation throughout New Birth or Rebirth. The author has taken a risk in the Christian marketplace. Some readers are certain to be rubbed the wrong way by the very idea of a fictional conversation between Jesus, a real figure, and Krishna, a mythological one. However, I feel that Zacharias - while using Hinduism as a foil - succeeds in accurately depicting the heart of Jesus, for all people to be made free of the law of sin and death.
StaceyAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5June 26, 2008StaceyAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleNew Birth or Rebirth Jesus talks with Krishna by Ravi Zacharias is a fascinating way to gain perspective on Hinduism in relation to Christian beliefs. A brief introduction by the author explaining the topic is followed by a scripted conversation between Jesus, Krishna, Subramanian and a fictional character named Richard designed to enlighten the reader about the differences between Christianity and the Hindu faith.This sometimes easy to digest, other times philosophical, dialogue brings to light the major differences in the beliefs of Hindus and Christians in a very creative way. As a drama ministry participant, I can almost see this book being used to put on a play to educate my congregation. I look forward to reading Zacharias other Great Conversations books: The Lotus and the Cross Jesus talks with Buddha and The Lamb and the Fuhrer Jesus talks with Hitler.
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