April 11, 2010

The Hole in Our Gospel Review

Richard Sterns is the the CEO of World Vision. He says says Christians have a huge hole in their lives that comes from ignoring the plight of the poor. He left his job as CEO of Lenox Inc. to run a nonprofit organization. The book is about that.

I am a conservative Christian, so I believe we should help the poor in Jesus' name in order to introduce them to Christ. But unfortunately there will always be the poor until Jesus returns because we live in a fallen world.

He has a more liberal world view and actually believes that we, as humans, can wipe out hunger. He says that it's unflattering of Christians to be against the theory of global warming, homosexuality, gay marriage, pornography, sexual promiscuity, alcohol, drug use, abortion, Islam, and more. Who cares? We are to be truth and light in the world and not be transformed to the world.

I can't give it a positive review because I disagreed with so much.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. It's a shame that you couldn't open your mind enough to take in what he had to say. His ideas are closer to the Gospel than almost any other book I've read.

  2. Wow. I just finished reading this book and was browsing other reviews. I almost wonder if we read the same book! I don't recall him ever promoting that we as Christians condone sin such as what you described above. But I do agree with you that we live in a fallen world and we will unfortunately not solve problems such as hunger & poverty because the Bible says the poor will always be among us. But that doesn't mean we can't work hard to try!