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Walking from East to West

God in the Shadows
Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Ravi Zacharias was born in India and has literally moved from the East to the West and the West to the East and repeated the cycle again and again to answer skeptics' questions about whether God is alive, who Jesus is, what is truth, and whether we can really find absolutes. Ravi has spoken of his own journey only in bits and pieces in his other books and talks. It is a journey that has led him beyond his family and culture into a revelation that replaced pantheism with monotheism, and into a relationship with a God the vast majority of his people do not worship. From this new understanding birthed in him by the founder of Christianity, Ravi has gone forward to teach as one of our generation's great apologists. A life lived in Christ is the greatest argument of all for the living God.

Ravi urges the reader to look at the lives that have turned the hearts of people into movements for Christ. In the first three centuries of the church, the Apostles and followers like Polycarp and Tertullian and Origen demonstrated with their lives the truth of the resurrected Christ. A whole line of witnesses from every generation succeeded these who walked in the footsteps of Jesus, with names like Augustine, Catherine of Sienna, Bernard of Clairvaux, Luther, and Wesley leading the procession. But history begins on an individual level. Ravi shows readers his life, in its successes and failures, in its existence in the East and in the West, and in his attempts to bring the truth of Christ to those in any culture who don't know him. The Hebrew poet has said that a life rich in experiences is a life from which others can learn. This book is about Ravi's journey, from meaninglessness to the abundant joy of Christ, from East to West and back again, in the all-consuming passion of letting the world know about true freedom, and in whom that freedom is found.

©2006 Ravi Zacharias (P)2006 The Zondervan Corporation

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  • Abhilash
  • 13-12-2007

Great book!!!

The book is for people who are confused about their life and are looking for honest and unselfish answers. When you look at a boy doing really bad in life in a third world country,the last thing you would expect is to see that person to be a visiting scholar at Cambridge University!! The book revolves around how God called Ravi literally from the bed of suicide to the forefront of Christian evangelism and apologetics. A great read!!!

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  • Tom
  • 23-04-2008

An enjoyable book to listen to.

What an enjoyable book to listen to. I heard Ravi speak before and sometimes he can get pretty intellectual. But this is about his life, and how he came to believe in the God of the Bible. And who could be a better narrator than Ravi himself. It is a fascinating story.

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  • Thyme E
  • 22-07-2020

Story of Ravi’s first half of life, read by him

Worthwhile just to hear Ravi read it. Story of his life from early childhood up to founding and early years of RZIM.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-2020

Awesome Book!

Loved it! Easy to follow and listen to, relatable, intriguing, interesting, and an eye opening perspective on our journey through life and God's plan for each of us.

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  • Jeffrey Hancher
  • 18-05-2020

Beautiful Read

Beautifully written from the heart and soul of Ravi. His journey from East to West is inspiring and heartfelt truth of the power of the gospel. Seeing his life transform for the glory of God is one of the most humbling ad inspiring books I have read. I will read this book many times over I am sure. To God be the glory!! “Because I live, you will live also.” John 14:19

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  • Hm2Cats
  • 28-04-2020

Enlightened Backstory

I've enjoyed Ravi's teaching and down to earth speaking style for many years. It was enlightening to listen to his life and faith story, to hear the vulnerable intimacy of his soul's pains and joys. I'm in my later life and have searched for years with lack of understanding what career and life path it is that God wants for me. The take away for my own life is to let go of my mental struggle and my leading and work more diligently walking closer to the Lord, "Let go, and let. God".

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  • Ryan S Stegent
  • 20-11-2019

Inspired

Ravi Zacharias is the most inspiring person I’ve ever heard in my 43 years of life!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-2019

Ravi had a fascinating life story

Ravi had a fascinating life story, of which I had previously only heard bits, here and there! This is well worth the time spent to read or listen.

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  • Kenny Parnell
  • 25-04-2019

Encouraging

I really enjoyed hearing Rsvi's story. At times I was choked up and at other times I found myself deeply encouraged.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

An amazing testimony

I love to hear the story God's Saving Grace in someone's life, how he makes someone useful.

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  • Ruth
  • 11-06-2020

Honest, from the heart writing.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I listen to the end within hours. Just love RZ's voice. Superb

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  • cobby wallace
  • 26-04-2020

Timeless

Heart warming and revealing not all stories have this much of a punch. Brilliant this