This is a story of how a corporate CEO faced his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Using his own journey as an example, Stearns explores the hole that exists in our understanding of the Gospel.
Adam Shields says:
My full review is at my blog http://www.mrshields.com/?p=452 Short review. This is a great response to people that want to assert Evangelism only at the role of the church. The basic thesis of the book is in a quote from Stearn's former pastor. "It is not just what you believe, but what you believe enough to do that matters." His theology is sound and he does a good job illustrating his ch... Read more
Joanna Holman says:
In The Hole in Our Gospel, world vision CEO Richard Stearns encourages Christians to embrace and live out a fuller understanding of the gospel that takes into account our responsibilities to the poor. It took me a while to start liking the book. In the opening section he shares how he came to faith and to helping the poor and he argues the biblical case for why we must care for the poor. It was... Read more
Sam Isaacson says:
The Hole In Our Gospel is the detailed explanation of an idea which the Western church desperately needs to hear: ministry to the poor is missing from our presentation of the gospel. Stearns, CEO of Worldvision, begins this book with his own story before turning to the Bible's attitude to the poor. He then looks at the current state of the world before facing the American church and giving it a go... Read more