Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Hole In Our Gospel By Richard Stearns







The Hole In Our Gospel, written by Richard Stearns, President of World Vision. : This is definitely a Must read. Richard Stearns has a way of getting straight to the heart of the matter, and at the same time, touching your heart with the tragic truth. We as a people, and as a Christian Nation, must take our focus off of ourselves, and refocus on the hurting world around us. The mission of the Church cannot be only to help those hurting in our local Churches, we must reach out across the globe. Do not just say you care, show you care. There are things you can do to help those in need, and this book will awaken you to the vast possibilities, and the major difference you can make if you choose to do so. I highly reccommend this book.

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the "heads up" about this book. I need constant reminders of the needs beyond my small world.

And I will be praying for you in respect to your appointment Monday. May any anxiety be redirected to the custody of our Great Intercessor and Savior who bore all our sorrows and carried all our pain.

luvmy4sons said...

Sounds like a good read!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I should read this book. Thanks for sharing it. I am going to write Monday about a new ministry opportunity for our mission and our kids. We are going to adopt a second elementary school (like we did in May) this one will be near our boys facility and so the boys will be doing a food pantry for them. I am so excited. What you said reminded me of it so I wanted to share with you.
Have a great day and a great and worshipful Sunday. Right now I tend to live through you worship and your Monday update; so remember me while your praising and learning.
Hugs,
Sherry

Pam D said...

Denise, this book is definitely life-changing. This past week, while I was at Cub Scout camp, we were in campsites that did have running water and latrines, but they were primitive. The ladies in the group walked about 1/4 mile to a much nicer bath house for our showers. I heard grumbling, and I started talking about the villages that had to walk miles to fill jars, then carry the extra 50-60 lbs. of parasite-infested water back to their village. About how their entire lives revolved around getting water that just made them so sick and weak that they had no energy to use for anything else. After a day or so, no one grumbled around me anymore. We are so spoiled here, and there IS a gaping hole in our version of "Love your neighbor"...

bp said...

Good job on this review. I'm glad to see you reviewing books for TN too.

I added you to my prayer list for this week for your thyroid tests.

God bless you.

Debbie said...

Thanks Denise for sharing about this book. I love to read what other's say about books before buying them. Happy 4th of July!