Engaging with Hindus by Robin Thomson
Hindus are the third largest faith in the world with increasing influence on every aspect of life. Politicians, film stars,and royalty consult their astrologers or their gurus. People talk about karma. Yet many Christians know very little about their beliefs and way of life.
Engaging with Hindus is designed to help both individuals and whole churches understand more about what Hindus believe, build bridges of friendship and respect, and share the good news about Jesus.
The first section is about with Understanding Hindus and has the following chapters:
1 A global faith – what is Hinduism and a Hindu way of life?
2 What do Hindus think of Christians and Christianity?
3 Our approach – how do we respond to Hindu perceptions and engage with Hindu friends?
4 Who is a Hindu?
5 What do Hindus believe and practise?
The second section, entitled Engaging with Hindus, looks more deeply at our approach to Hindus and has these chapters:
7 Listen and learn
8 Present Christ positively
10 Preparing for discussion
11 Understanding Hindu questions
12 How should a church engage with Hindus?
At the back there are some helpful passages from the Bible along with a list of resources and relevant organisations.
Author Robin Thomson spent 20 years in India teaching the Bible and training church leaders. He is the author of several books relating the Bible to Asian culture.