Richard Stearns, President of World Vision has a new book called Unfinished Believing is only the Beginning.
About Proximity was given a hard cover copy to review and giveaway!
Stearns first book was the National Bestseller The Hole in our Gospel. In that book he spoke about his journey from CEO of Parker Brothers Games and Lenox, Inc to World Vision.
In Unfinished, Stearns writes about our Biblical mission to proclaim God’s truths and act on his life-changing love.
The book lacked the deep story telling Stearns included in his first book. He spent much of the chapters giving overview to the bigger story found in the Bible. I still enjoyed the book and its message very much. The stories he tells of his work with World Vision and other people’s acts of love are the strongest parts of the book.
One story stands out against the backdrop of the book for me. He told of how tourists vacationing at Haiti ocean resort locations are placed on buses with blacked out windows when they arrive at the airport. Then, they are transported to their destination. The windows are blacked out so they do not see the abject poverty they are passing by on the way to their resort.
The work is unfinished.
How often when we are not in direct proximity to suffering, do we black out what we see.
We were made for so much more.
You have a critical role to play.
We need to cast off our inward, secure, isolated lives and look outward.
The book has a great study guide and an act,pray, influence and give guide.
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Are you ever tempted to black out what you know? What do you think when you read the words we were made for so much more?