Writing the book was itself a monumental task and took even longer than building the temple, but devotees from all over the world came forward to help. One began conducting interviews and organizing the material, another designed a “Juhubase” reference tool, and a team of devotees contributed to the book’s editing, indexing, layout, and other areas of production.
“[In] this book, I’ll Build You a Temple,” writes His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami, “Giriraj Maharaja has translated his long years of commendable involvement in the leadership of ISKCON Juhu as well as his intense desire to serve Srila Prabhupada’s instruction to him to write into a riveting, thoughtful, and inspiring piece of writing.” “I’ll Build You a Temple transports us into one of the greatest events of our time,” Radhanath Swami agrees. “Giriraj Swami gives us personal witness into the life of Srila Prabhupada at a time when Prabhupada faced insurmountable odds at every step. The story reveals Prabhupada’s unwavering faith, indomitable courage, and profound humility. . . . I’ll Build You a Temple is a contemporary narration that shares the emotions, excitement, and message of sacred texts such as the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and Bhagavad-gita, whose conclusive teachings are revealed through the lives of great souls, such as Srila Prabhupada, who battle and ultimately vanquish powerful enemies against seemingly insurmountable odds. . . . Srila Prabhupada said that his project in Bombay was his heart.”