A celebration of an unlikely friendship between a Christian missionary evangelist and a Hindu activist leader.
E. Stanley Jones credits Mahatma Gandhi as the man who showed him “more of the spirit of Christ than perhaps any other…in East or West”—compelling words about a Hindu activist leader from a Christian missionary evangelist. A friendship between these two very different spiritual icons would seem unlikely, but Gandhi and Jones forged a strong bond nonetheless. In Gandhi: Portrait of a Friend, Jones celebrates this friendship, helping us to better understand the strength of the principle of a nonviolent approach and how it can cross national and faith boundaries. This edition includes new material from Anne Mathews-Younes, granddaughter of E. Stanley Jones, and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
"Martin Luther King, Jr., told me he owed a debt to my father for his book on Mahatma Gandhi. He had read many books on Gandhi, read his writings, but it was that particular book of my father's that had triggered his decision to use the method of ... nonviolence in his civil rights movement for his people." --Eunice Jones Mathews
"Highly recommended."–Library Journal
"To understand the meaning of this great leader ... read this book of interpretation."–Kirkus
"Jones ... possesses a great gift of sympathetically interpreting the East to the West."–[London] Times Literary Supplement