Most chapters in “Jesus’ Message” have been published as column articles in the widely circulated “Divya Bhaskar” daily. The centre known as Shabda Vigyapan Kendra at Rajkot has published many of these articles as leaflets. This is an indication that the readers have taken a liking for the author Fr Varghese’s writings.
Bible is a volume written in a very different culture and religious ambient from Indian culture and tradition. So to understand the Bible properly background study and information are required. In this book of “Jesus’ Message” Fr Varghese give such wise background study and intelligent guidance.
Till the recent past the followers of different religions have been fighting one another. But now the followers of different religions have taken positing attitude towards one another. They now accept that the different religions of the world are complementary to each other. Hence the followers of different religions want to enter into dialogue with one another. As a result now they are able to live in harmony with each other.
In this context the book “Jesus’ Message” is very inspiring for dialogue among the followers of world religions to reinforce in the right direction Human Dignity, Rights of all people as well as the values like justice and equality.
I heartily congratulate the author for taking up this difficult job and doing it very successfully.
- From PREFACE of Dr (Fr) Joseph Mangalam, SJ