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Sadhu Sundar Singh: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters)

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Sundar Singh (1889-1929), an Indian holy man, was raised in a wealthy Sikh family. At sixteen he left his home to live as a sadhu, or wandering holy man. His beggar-like existence, his intense devotion, his mystical encounters with Jesus, and his simple parables became the stuff of legends. His parables and meditations probed the essence of the gospel, calling listeners to ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published March 16th 2005 by Orbis Books
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Mar 21, 2016 John rated it liked it
Sundar Singh (Sadhu is a title) was raised as a Sikh in India, but turned to Christianity in the early part of the 20th century after having a mystical experience with Jesus. He continued to live the lifestyle of a Hindu holy man though, and his simple homilies and parables made him quite an international sensation in his time.
He traveled to Europe and America but didn't think much of them. This is the impression he took from the United States:
Just as salty seawater cannot quench thirst, much of
Jan 24, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
Great book giving the background of Sadhu Sundar Singh's life and the different things he encountered. This was the first part of the book and it was great to read from a fresh perspective this great man of God's story.

The second part of the book is a collection of some of the parables he told to make the Gospel more accessible for the common person. Very interesting, and very neat way to explain the Gospel in a variety of ways. This was a good read for sure and definitely recommend this to othe
Mar 19, 2007 Roar rated it it was ok
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Sayings and parables by Sundar Singh, the sayings being edited in the form of questions and answers. The book is OK, but I find his life more interesting than his writings.
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The Dalai Lama of the early 20th century. Singh is the real deal.
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Sadhu Sundar Singh (3 September 1889, Patiala State, India) was an Indian Christian missionary. He is believed to have died in the foothills of the Himalayas in 1929.
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