Thursday, March 3, 2011

the hole in our gospel...


i am way behind on writing this, but i finished this book last month. i had a hard copy of the book but i listened to most of on audiobook. the author, richard stearns is the president of world vision.  he actually starts the book by sharing his story of how god called him to be president of world vision from being a ceo of another major corporation.  stearns then goes on to talk about how much of the gospel is about loving and helping those in need, in addition to telling them about jesus. he uses the illustration of a bible with all of the social aspect of the gospel cut out and says that is the gospel that most of us live by.  only a few here in america actually live in radical obedience to christ like he calls us to.  we often do just enough to look good and get by. stearns also bombards you with some pretty startling statistics of the state of our world. but I think what I like the best about the book was how he leaves you with how you can start helping now.  what you can do to get started on this daunting task. its a long book, but well worth the read or listen.

1 comment:

littlefeats said...

adding this to my goodreads list - sounds extremely intriguing!!!