More than one billion people on our planet consider themselves part of the Hindu tradition.
How well do you understand them?
What do they believe?
Is it wise to befriend them?
If you are curious about your Hindu neighbors, this book is for you. It explores what the Bible says about those of other faiths, summarizes foundational Hindu beliefs and practices, and records interviews with two devout Hindus. The book concludes with a practical guide for readers who want to develop genuine relationships with the Hindus around them.
As you read, it will become clear that prayerful engagement with Hindus can be a mutually beneficial experience. If we truly listen to Hindus and try to understand their perspective, we will find that our own perspective will broaden, often in surprising ways. Fear of the “other” will diminish, and in its place, love can grow.
Dr. Paul Dybdahl is a professor of mission in the School of Theology at Walla Walla University. He is the author of Before We Call Them Strangers: What Adventists Ought to Know About Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus.
Dr. Clifmond Shameerudeen currently serves as the Director of the Center for South Asian Religions at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.