Thursday, July 9, 2009

Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

Richard Stearns, former CEO of Parker Brothers and Lenox, shares his testimony of the Lord's movement in his life. He tells of his struggle with the calling the Lord placed on him to leave his corporate world and become the U.S. President of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the impoverished of our world.

To be honest, when I first read the title of this book, I was a little afraid. Who was this person saying that there is something wrong with our Gospel? Does he have a right to say that? After reading this book, I believe he does. With lots and lots of scripture, Stearns challenges Christians to live out the WHOLE gospel - which, in essence, should reach the entire span of the earth. The Bible is full of verses commanding us to love our neighbors - to help the widows and the poor.

Although I got a little bogged down with the numbers, Stearns minces no words in informing the reader of how "rich" even poor Americans are. As Christians, it is our responsibility to "be" Jesus through our hands, feet and yes, our wallets. Sadly, most of us fail miserably at this - outside of the four walls of our churches.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone - Christian and non-Christian alike. It just might make a difference in your life - and your purpose.

Click here to go to Thomas Nelson's product page for this book.
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  1. Very intriguing. Love the cover art - I know that is SOOOO important.

  2. Frequently we fail individually outside the four walls of our churches because we also are failing inside the four walls as well! Little or no guidance, education, or awareness keeps us blissfully uninvolved and unaware in our individual lives!

    Great review!


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