BOOK REVIEW: The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

book - Hole In GospelGod has used a handful of books—out of hundreds I have read—to shift my worldview to the extent they actually altered the trajectory of my life. The Hole In Our Gospel, which I just finished, is one of those books. I don’t know exactly how, or how much, I will change after reading this book; but I know I don’t have the option to not change.

In his book, Stearns describes how God called him from a life of prosperity and power to become president of World Vision, one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations, while deftly weaving the Church’s biblical mandate to care for “the least of these” throughout. Stearns strikes the perfect balance between prophetic passion and personal humility.

My first response to the book was to lay my life before God—again—making sure I haven’t made any assumptions about His will for my life. My second response was to examine my own hardness of heart and failure to act on behalf the poor. It has been a painful yet beautiful exercise…and one I feel is just beginning.

I highly recommend this book. I’ll be highlighting favorite quotes and thoughts from the book on my blog in the weeks to come…but in the meantime, GET THIS BOOK and read it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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