WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF US? Is our faith just about going to church, studying the Bible and avoiding the most serious sinsaor does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? Ten years ago, Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stearnsa journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering Godas call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of Americaas most prestigious corporationsato walk with the poorest of the poor in our world. The Hole in Our Gospel is the compelling true story of a corporate CEO who setaside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospelathe whole gospelawas always meant to be a world changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with us. ECPA 2010 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner! aRead this compelling story and urgent call for changeaRichard Stearns is a contemporary Amos crying alet justice roll down like waters....a Justice is a serious gospel-prophetic mandate. Far too many American Christians for too long a time have left the cause to aothers.a Read it as an altar call.a --Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC aRich Stearns calls us to exhilarating obedience to Godas life-altering, world-changing command to reflect his love to our neighbors at home and globally. The Hole in Our Gospel is imbued with the hope of what is possible when Godas people are transformed to live radically in light of his great love.q --Gary Haugen, President a CEO, International Justice Mission aRichard Stearns is quite simply one of the finest leaders I have ever known.... When he became president of World Vision I had a front row seat to witness the way God used his mind and heart to inspire thousands.... His new book, The Hole In Our Gospel will call you to a higher level of discipleship.... Now is the time...Richard Stearns has the strategy...your move!a --Bill Hybels, Founding and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL aRich Stearns has given us a book that makes absolutely clear what God hopes for and expects from each of us.... He reminded me of my personal responsibilities and the priority I must give them and also where lifeas true rewards and fulfillment are to be found.a --Jim Morris, former executive director, United Nations World Food Program qWorld Vision plays a strategic role on our globe. As the largest relief organization in the history of the world, they initiate care and respond to crisis. Rich Stearns navigates this mercy mission with great skill. His book urges us to think again about the opportunity to love our neighbor and comfort the afflicted. His message is timely and needed. May God bless him, the mission of World Vision and all who embrace it.q --Max Lucado, author of 3:16aThe Numbers of Hope, Minister of Writing and Preaching, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX aWith passionate urging and earnestness, Rich Stearns challenges Christians to embrace the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ by embracing the neediest and most vulnerable among us. After reading the moving stories, the compelling facts and figures, and Stearnsa excellent application of scripture and his own experiences at World Vision, you will no doubt be asking yourself: What should I do?a --Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison FellowshipECPA 2010 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner! aRead this compelling story and urgent call for changeaRichard Stearns is a contemporary Amos crying alet justice roll down like waters....a Justice is a serious gospel-prophetic ...
|Title||:||The Hole in Our Gospel|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Nelson Inc - 2009-03-10|