Richard Stearns is the president of World Vision U.S. and has been since June of 1998. he has over twenty years of experience in the corporate world. he has appeared on Fox, CNN, ABC, NBC, and PBS as a spokesperson for World Vision. i believe THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL is his first book.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization at work in nearly 100 countries around the world. their focus is tackling issues of poverty and injustice.
THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL is a challenging book. Stearns writes with passion and is setting out to discover the answer to the question: “What does God expect of us?”
the opening words of the book throw down the gauntlet for readers and Christians everywhere: “What does God expect of us? That’s what this book is about. It’s a simple question, really. But is the answer so simple? What is the Christian faith about?” (THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL, pg. 1).
Stearns tells stories of his experiences; he explores elements of the Christian faith; and he highlights Biblical texts that call the people of God to serve and love others.
the Bible is full of passages of scripture that call us to a life of righteousness and justice.
THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL is a contemporary challenge to the church to seek this same life of righteousness and justice.
this book is well written, a joy to read, and is a great resource for Christians everywhere.
“Then he [the Son of Man] will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'”