Renewing the Mind

by Bishop KC Pillai

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Overview - Renewing the mind is the secret to unleashing the unlimited power of God in a believer's life. In this book, K. C. Pillai, Doctor of Divinity and a native of India, draws on his extensive knowledge and first-hand understanding of Bible customs, manners, and idioms to uncover great truths concerning scriptures that perplex the Westerner’s mind in this all important area of life.

Pillai's unique insight teaches the reader how to take charge of their lives by taking care of their thoughts in order to achieve positive results. As the Christian believer walks with God by keeping th ... See more details below

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Renewing the Mind

Overview

Renewing the mind is the secret to unleashing the unlimited power of God in a believer's life. In this book, K. C. Pillai, Doctor of Divinity and a native of India, draws on his extensive knowledge and first-hand understanding of Bible customs, manners, and idioms to uncover great truths concerning scriptures that perplex the Westerner’s mind in this all important area of life.

Pillai's unique insight teaches the reader how to take charge of their lives by taking care of their thoughts in order to achieve positive results. As the Christian believer walks with God by keeping these simple steps, they will find renewed strength and resources to live the more than abundant life Jesus Christ accomplished for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484966174

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Format: Paper Back

Publication Date: May 13, 2013

Pages: 124

Product dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches

Meet the Author

As a convert to Christianity from Hinduism, Bishop K.C. Pillai came to the Western world on a singular mission: to teach the Eastern culture of the Bible. Although Christianity is generally considered a western religion, the Bible itself was written and set in the Orient, and it must be viewed through the light of that eastern window. The Bible is filled with passages that perplex the Western mind, and yet they were readily understood by the Easterner. When the reader becomes knowledgeable of the oriental idioms, customs, and traditions of the Biblical setting, these Scriptures become clear.

God called Bishop K.C. Pillai to reveal these Biblical truths he called Orientalisms. At the time of the Bishop’s early life, his native India had remained an isolated country for thousands of years. Therefore, the customs and manners of the people were still aligned with the Eastern, Biblical culture. For over twenty years, Bishop Pillai taught these Orientalisms, bringing great enlightenment to the Christian world. His crusade of imparting this light of the Eastern Culture carried him to numerous universities and seminaries, as well as every major denomination throughout the United States, England and Canada. Still today, his teachings remain the foremost authority on the rare gems of Biblical customs and culture.

Bishop K.C. Pillai’s conversion to Christianity is a witness of God’s heart, as well as a lesson in one of the most significant Eastern customs found in the Bible. The Bishop was raised as a Hindu. When a Hindu child of the ruling class is born, a little salt is rubbed on the baby who is then wrapped in swaddling cloth. This custom invoked one of the oldest and strongest covenants in the Eastern world, the “salt covenant.” In this particular instance, the child was salted for a lifetime of dedication to the Hindu religion. The “salt covenant” is used in like manner throughout the Bible to seal the deepest commitment.

As a result of the salt covenant it is difficult for Hindus to convert to Christianity. When they do, their family actually conducts a funeral service to symbolize that the individual is dead to their family, the community and Hinduism. Their family will carry a portrait of the “deceased” to the cemetery and bury it. Many times Bishop spoke of his “burial day” when he was disinherited by becoming a Christian; the only Hindu willing to break that covenant of salt in his community during that time.

K.C. Pillai answered God’s call and served as Bishop of North Madras in the Indian Orthodox Church. Sent on a special mission to the United States, he spent the last twenty years of his life acquainting Christians with the Orientalisms of the Bible. The interest Bishop Pillai generated in the field has led to numerous further studies by other scholars in the field of manners and customs in the Bible, as well. His books and teachings continue to illuminate and inspire students of the Bible throughout the world. A solid understanding of Orientalisms is essential to “rightly dividing” the Word of truth, and Bishop K.C. Pillai’s works remain an indispensable reference.

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TerriBird

Posted 14th July 2013 09:37 AM

star Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

I could hardly put it down. This book has inspired me as a Christian more than anything I have read in a very long time. Bishop KC Pillai has a very straight forward yet disarming way of confronting the average Chrisitan's attitude toward mental discipline, Godly thoughts and habits. His explanations of Orientalisms are clear and meaningful. I have bought 9 copies, so far, for friends, and plan on passing on as many as I possibly can. This book truly was a life changer for me.

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anonymous

Posted 29th October 2013 07:02 PM

star One of my favorites!

Renewing the Mind is a great read with practical application of the Word as well as truths of the Eastern culture (Orientalisms). What a joy to read! Truly one of my favorites.

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anonymous

Posted 7th December 2013 08:17 AM

star Great Insights

Thankful for these bits of deeper understanding. I would recommend this work to others. The price is well worth the personal profit.

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anonymous

Posted 7th December 2013 08:18 AM

star Great Insights

Great book written by an oriential PHD that loves God. Explanes many orientialisms in the Bible making its spiritual guidence clearer.

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Dogwap

Posted 11th December 2013 02:52 PM

star DYNAMITE

Bishop Pillai teaches in this book what has been so little taught but which EVERYONE should hear. "Take care of your thoughts and your thoughts will take care of you." Pillai goes through Orientalisms and Figures of Speech that are filtered throughout the Word of God but so often not picked up by our Western minds. He gives the background of figures of speech and then the spiritual application of it. As he says on page 19, "Learning how to stay our minds is the greatest training you and I could achieve." And on page 82, "We are to eliminate all of the old dreadful thoughts that suppressed and depressed us. We eliminate them from our minds and fill our minds with the Word of God." What truth! We can live the more abundant life Jesus Christ came to make available by controlling our thoughts and keeping them in harmony with God and the truth of His Word. Bishop K.C. Pillai provides amazing, life-changing insight in this book. A must read for ALL.

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