One of the best books I have read in recent years!
April 17, 2012
Richard Stearns makes the gospel practical and challenges your thinking about why we are here and what is our ministry to be in light of what Christ has done for us.
It is not an easy read from the perspective content and challenge but it is an essential read to round out our world view in light of the redemptive work that Christ has done in our lives. This is a must read!
This book is an eye opener with the details regarding things that we already know exist. We all know there is mass poverty in the third world, but this book goes into detail that takes away the impersonalness of the situation and we can not play dumb anymore. This book was a monthly selection for my church book club.
I did not expect to get a lesson on ladder-climbing in order to reach the highest level of World Vision. Besides, all the emphasis is on mostly African problems. Has this writer never heard of the horrible conditions children are living in right here in the USA? I was raised on the adage that "charity begins at home". "Home" means USA. Let's take care of our own problems here first, then we can move on.