Outside of the Bible, I think this is the most important book I have ever read. It is the kind of book that changes the way you see everything else. I think everyone in America and Canada should read "The Hole in our Gospel:What Does God Expect of Us?" It is good to reflect on what God expects, and then also to reflect on His power to enable humans to do what He expects.
I am just in the beggining of the book, but have already been challenged beyond my comfort zone. After previewing the book, I knew I would be challenged to evaluate my faith in Christ and put hands and feet to my theology.
This book was suggested to me--highly! Can't put it down, as it's very convicting. I was only going to read a few pages to begin with and found myself on page 50!! Sure makes one think about the purpose in their life and what are they doing to influence (even in very small ways) others for Christ. I know a pastor who bought a copy for every family in his congregation. Then he had a series of sermons on it. Richard Stearns (author) is very credible with the stories he leads us into. Amazing book!
I put off reading the book for 6 months, believing it to be an advertisement for World Vision. Instead I found it to be life changing in my ideals and beliefs, biblically speaking. It is full of God's truth and His perspective and value of human life.
This is a book that offers food for thought. It brings awareness to poor and hurting people, one individual at a time. Instead of producing guilt, it makes me think about what kind of difference i am making in this world. We need to be serious about fulfilling The Great Commission.