Darrow Miller and Friends

Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations

It is a rare book that has me as excited as Vishal Mangalwadi’s new one does, Truth and Transformation. It simply is one of the most important books I’ve read on the power of a biblical worldview for social and cultural transformation. If this is a topic you care about—as I assume it is if you are reading this blog—then please put this book in your “must read” category. We had the great privilege as a Disciple Nations Alliance team of developing the study guide for the book, as well as working with our friends at YWAM Publishing to see it finalized and released. We are offering it through our online store at the special discounted price of $9 through the end of May—less than half the price of Amazon.com.

Here are a few of the endorsements:

“Very few thinkers in the world today understand as clearly as Vishal Mangalwadi does the impact of the Bible on Western civilization. He brings a unique perspective. Born and educated in India, he sees the West as others see us, which breaks the myopic view that so many politically sensitive Westerners have today. This is a refreshing, invigorating, and a very valuable reading. A tour de force from someone who see us from the outside as well as the inside.” – Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship

“There is an urgency about Vishal’s excellent argument. He is right on with respect to the moral and spiritual dynamics of Western civilization. As an outsider, he is in a strong position to address Western minds because of his knowledge of history and facts, and because of the level of concreteness with which he lays out his case. His logic is impeccable and forceful. Of course, our sophisticates will be dismissive of him, but multitudes of ‘ordinary people’ will see the point and perhaps will do something about it.” – Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California

“The current worldwide economic crisis shows what happens when distrust rules nations. Vishal Mangalwadi illumines the path to restoring trust by embracing truth.” – Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-Chief, WORLD; provost, The King’s College, New York City

“If you are concerned with the health and development of your nation, then Truth and Transformation is a must read. The world has it wrong—money, technique, and technology are not the keys to a nation’s healing and prosperity. Truth is the root from which vigorous and wholesome societies flourish. No one says it better than Mangalwadi.” – Darrow Miller, Co-Founder, Disciple Nations Alliance

Here is the Table of Contents:

Part I: Do We Need Transformation?

Chapter 1: Morality, The Floundering Secret of the West’s Success

Chapter 2: Rationality, The Forgotten Force Behind Western Technology

Chapter 3: Family, The Failing School of Western Character

Chapter 4: Humanity, The Forsaken Soul of Western Civilization

Part II: Can Nations Be Healed?

Chapter 5: His Wounds, For the Healing of the Nations

Chapter 6: His Compassion, Jesus the Troublemaker

Chapter 7: His Kingdom, The Natural and the Supernatural

Chapter 8: His Truth, The Key to Transformation

Chapter 9: His Law, Sin and Its Consequences

Part III: How Does the Gospel Transform?

Chapter 10: Evangelism, Heralding Truth

Chapter 11: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth and Power

Chapter 12: The Church, The Pillar of Truth

Chapter 13: Hope, He’s Making All Things New

-Scott D. Allen

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Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008. Scott is the author of Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: A Call to Wholistic Life and Ministry and co-author of several books including, As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. His most recent book is Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. Scott lives with his wife, Kim, in Bend, OR. They have five children.


  1. Brian Francis Hume

    May 18, 2009 - 8:49 pm

    I’m definitely getting my hands on this book! Thanks for offering it for half the price…great deal! Blessings!

    • Disciple Nations Alliance

      May 19, 2009 - 2:19 pm

      Glad to hear that you share in our enthusiasm about this fantastic new book! Hope you will share it with your friends!

  2. Ernie Castro

    November 17, 2009 - 6:38 pm

    What is the price of this book?

    “Truth & Transformation,” by Vishal Mangalwadi

  3. Tyler

    January 16, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    I am interested in buying truth and Transformation, if you can give me the book for like say 7 bucks I will buy 50 copies or around that.