Living Water and Indian Bowl (revised edition)

An Analysis of Christian Failings in Communicating Christ to Hindus, with Suggestions Towards Improvements
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This is an insightful analysis based on personal experience of Christian work among Hindus and the error and inadequacy of Western Christianity in the Hindu world. Numerous anecdotes are the greatest strength of this important book. “He presents the transcultural Good News in culturally understandable ways for the India of the 21st century.” –H. Stanley Wood, Center for New Church Development, Columbia Theological Seminary

  • ISBN: 9780878086115
  • Pages: 220
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2004
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Foreword by Herbert Hoefer

Preface: To the American Revised Edition

1. Introduction

2. Christian Failure to Understand the Hindu Mind and Culture

3. Specific Areas of Failure

  • In Our General Presentation
  • In Our Worship
  • In Our Language
  • In Our Theology
  • In Ignoring or Misusing Hindu Scriptures
  • In Relation to Hindu Religious Practices
  • In Relating to the Indian Nation

4. Christ's Bhaktas in Modern India


  • A. On the Propriety of Christian Women Wearing a Red Dot by P. Chenchiah
  • B. The Use of OM by Christ Bhaktas
  • C. Indianness: What is Wrong?

References Cited

Scriptural References Cites

Index of Names

Subject Index

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