The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World (Paperback)

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    What Does God Expect of Us?

    Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins—or does God expect more?

    Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it?

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    What Does God Expect of Us?

    Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins—or does God expect more?

    Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it?

    Fifteen 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. Stearns’s journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God’s call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America’s most prestigious corporations—to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world.

    Marking its fifth year, this anniversary edition of The Hole in Our Gospel features new content along with full-color graphics on poverty statistics, a guide for churches on short-term missions and international engagement, and an index of Scripture on poverty, justice, faith in action, and more. The Hole in Our Gospel changed people’s lives, and some of those personal accounts also appear in this anniversary edition. Stearns’s compelling story demonstrates that thewhole gospel was always meant to be a world-changing, social revolution, a revolution that begins with each one of us.

    ECPA 2010 Christian Book of the Year Award Winner!

    “Read this compelling story and urgent call for change—Richard Stearns is a contemporary Amos crying ‘let justice roll down like waters. . . .’ Justice is a serious gospel-prophetic mandate. Far too many American Christians for too long a time have left the cause to ‘others.’ Read it as an altar call.” —Eugene H. Peterson, translator ofThe Message; and Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College

    “Rich Stearns calls us to exhilarating obedience to God’s 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 God’s people are transformed to live radically in light of his great love.” —Gary Haugen, president & CEO, International Justice Mission

    “Richard 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. . . .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!” —Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

    “World Vision plays a strategic role on our globe. As the largest relief organization in the history of the world, it initiates care and responds 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.” —Max Lucado, pastor and best-selling author

    “An urgent, powerful summons to live like Jesus. Stearns weaves solid theology, moving stories, and his own journey of faith into a compelling call to live the whole Gospel. Highly recommended!” —Ronald J. Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action; and author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

    “With passionate urging and earnestness, Rich Stearns challenges Christians to embrace the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ by embracing the neediest and most vulnerable a

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    ISBN 9780849922091
    Genre RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
    Format Paperback
    Pages 370
    Publisher Date 2014-05-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
    Copyright Year 2014
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.08 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
    Edition Detail Special, Revised, Updated
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stearns, Richard

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