Filthy Rich by Manoj Raithatha
Manoj Raithatha had it all. A booming property business, a picture-book family, and the power to shape his destiny. His was a life to envy. Then his professional and personal worlds were shattered. The 2008 financial crisis devastated his business and a sudden illness threatened his son’s life. His hollow foundations exposed, Manoj found himself utterly dependent on the prayers of others. Read what happened next as his life was changed forever when he was no longer filthy rich.
About the author: Manoj Raithatha has been a teacher, a Bafta award-winning TV writer and a successful property entrepreneur. Raised a Hindu, he has been a Christian since 2008, and today continues to run his property business. Manoj also heads up the South Asian Forum, a grouping within the Evangelical Alliance, as is part of the team developing Discovering Jesus through Asian Eyes. Filthy Rich is his first book.
“Manoj Raithatha has a fascinating story dealing with wealth, poverty, faith, and leadership. He tells his story with honesty and skill, and is a voice well worth listening to.” Revd Dr Graham Tomlin, Dean, St Mellitus College
“Manoj has become not only a colleague but a friend. Filthy Rich provides us with an amazingly encouraging account of a life turned around by a powerful encounter with Jesus. This is a book to read and enjoy but then to give away to a friend or neighbour and pray it will impact them.” Steve Clifford, General Director, Evangelical Alliance
“This is an open and honest story of one man’s search for happiness. Believing financial wealth will deliver the contentment and security he craves, Manoj pursues money with all his strength. But after experiencing dizzying highs and devastating lows he finally comes to realize that true happiness can only be found in relationship with God.” Ram Gidoomal CBE, Chairman of Traidcraft plc and South Asian Concern
“Manoj’s journey to faith is fascinating: relational break-ups, major property deals, panic attacks, the supernatural… Filthy Rich shows that God can not only change our past but give us an exciting future!” Andy Frost, Share Jesus International
“Filthy Rich is an extraordinary story compellingly told. Spanning three continents, touching on themes of identity, family, money, and loss, Manoj invites us, out of the honesty and humour of his own experience, to reflect on what isn’t important in life, what really does matter, and the choices we make between the two. Filthy Rich won’t take you long to read, but you won’t forget it in a hurry.” The Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford