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The Story of Sadhu Sundar Singh:

The Saint of India

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Sundar Singh

1889-1929? ____________

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First published 1950 by SCM Press.

First Printing of this edition, 1968.  Second Printing 1992.

Published by Beacon Hill press of Kansas City

(Church of the Nazarene)   ____________

Author: Cyril J. Davey

(As of 1992, when this book edition was published): "Over 80% of India's peoples are Hindu, and 11% are Muslim, making India the third largest Muslim country.  Barely 3% of the population calls itself "Christian", with less than 1% Evangelical Christians." ____________________________

Comment from The Prayer Foundation :

By Monk Preston (Co-Founder & President)

(Nov. 2006) The last time (before the current 1992 edition) that this book was printed was in 1968 (it had a much nicer cover!---showing Sundar Singh walking in his yellow saffron robe with turban---alongside a black panther!).  

I'm not certain when I got my beloved copy, which I still treasure, and still read every so many years; probably around 1971.

So I have been reading and re-reading it for roughly thirty-five years now!

It is a wonderful story about a wonderful Christian.  Sundar was raised in the Sikh religion in India.  All Sikhs have the same last name, "Singh", which means "lion".  When Sundar received Christ at age 16, his Father poisoned him, but Sundar didn't die.  After attending school (Anglican) he decided to present the Gospel to his Indian people in a cultural way that would be more acceptable to them---he traveled India on foot in the robes of a "holy man", preaching the Good News about Christ.  One is reminded of the work of the great Hudson Taylor (early China Missions).

Developing a burden for Tibet, Sundar made a missionary journey (on foot) across the Himalayas every summer when the snow melted and the  ____________________________

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passes opened, and his adventures preaching the Gospel  there do indeed read like The Book of Acts.  Like the apostle Paul, he was beaten, imprisoned, and several attempts were made on his life.  Finally, one year, 1929, he simply never returned.  Nothing was ever heard from him, again.  The government of India declared him officially dead four years later, in 1933. _______________________________

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