Timothy Shultz has spent 30 years building respectful, genuine relationships with primarily forward caste Hindus in the US. With honesty and humility, Shultz describes the lessons he has learned as he and his family have shared their lives and their faith in Jesus with Hindu friends and neighbors.
This account challenges and inspires those who care for their Hindu neighbors and want to understand and relate to them in natural, respectful ways.
I particularly appreciate Shultz’s repeated and realistic emphasis on the need to slow down and allow the Hindu friends and neighbors to experience Jesus in us and in their lives over time. There is no room for rushed, hurried agendas and targets. Hindus have, too often, been subjected to such evangelistic behavior and quickly avoid it.
The author challenges us to examine our own assumptions and practices. We are encouraged to face traditions and customs we will need to relinquish if we truly want to help Hindus meet the incarnational Jesus for who he is. Shultz is honest even about the pain and discomfort he has experienced in his own spiritual transformation so that he could better walk alongside Hindus who want to meet and follow Jesus.
Anyone who wants to help Hindu friends and neighbors meet Jesus should read and process Disciple Making among Hindus.