Monday, June 27, 2011

Life-Changing Book!


It isn't often when you come across a book that you can't put down.  And much less, one that changes your life. 

Well, this book took me by surprise.  When Adéye told me a little of what it was about, I thought, Nah, I just don't think I'll like this.  But I was wrong.  The Hole In Our Gospel not only changed me, it gutted me from inside out.

Here's what the synopsis on the website has to say about it:

This is a story of how a CEO faced his own struggle to obey God, whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Believing that the “good news” is more than a private transaction between God and us, Stearns challenges readers with this question: What does God expect of us? Two thousand years ago, twelve people changed the world. Stearns believes it can happen again.

It's intriguing.  It's new (yet old).  It's challenging.  And it will haunt you if you let the Holy Spirit let it.

If you've never read it, you'll love it.  If you've already read it, you'll want to win it to give to someone who needs it.

To win it, all you need to do is leave a comment and I'll pick a winner at random.  If you're writing anonymously, leave your name.  Please limit comments to one per family.

Thank you and best to you!

56 comments:

  1. It sounds like a great book! I would so love to win it, otherwise, I'm going to go and buy it! :0)
    Love your blog, by the way! both you and your wife are very inspiring. Thanks
    Julie

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  2. Stephanie HensonJune 28, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    This sounds like an incredible read!

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  3. I'd love to read it! I've heard awesome things about it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet!

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  4. All right - I'll take a shot - it's been a long time since I've been motivated by a book! aus and co.

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  5. Great book giveaway. We are enjoying your blog.

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  6. sounds inspiring, count me in for the chance!
    Julie

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  7. I'm a father of five by birth who is hoping to adopt in the next couple of years. I'd love to receive this book.

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  8. Sounds a little like "radical" by David Platt. I'd love to read it! Thx for telling us about it.
    -Rebecca McKee

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  9. Sounds like something all Christians should read. I'm in for a chance to win it!

    I don't know why Blogger identifies me as "anonymous" when I try to sign in?

    Beach Mama at piverlt (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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  10. You don't need to include me in the contest because I read this book and ABSOLUTELY loved it, too! I passed it on to my sister.

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  11. Heard great things about this book! Think my hubby would enjoy it...
    Anna

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  12. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway.

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  13. I would love to have a copy of this book. I have really been enjoying your blog posts from the Dad's side of things.

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  14. I want to read that book :)

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  15. Looks really interesting. This line: Believing that the “good news” is more than a private transaction between God and us" made me immediately think of James 3, which says the very thing. Faith alone is not proof of salvation. Even the demons believe, and tremble. Faith in God is not personal and private, it is very visible by how we speak, act, and think.

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  16. Would love to read the book, Jerud

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  17. Sounds really interesting!

    Love your blog!

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  18. I'm in for the drawing--sounds like a wonderful book to read...plus I'm all about the Spirit showing me about "abundant life" right now. Thanks for the heads up about this book!

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  19. I am in need of a radical transformation! Would love to read the book! And I REALLY enjoy your blog. I keep gently nudging my husband to read it!
    -Mary Kay

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  20. Would love to win! Thanks :)

    ~Amiee
    amieeogden@yahoo.com

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  21. I don't need it as we already have a copy but I wanted to say that it for sure got me moving to put feet to my faith. Exactly like you said-it gutted me...I just wish I could get those around me to read it as well and see how it affects them!

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  22. Pick me! **hand waving in the air, jumping up and down** Pick me! ;)

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  23. Always searching for a new book that helps me to grow.
    Our blog: www.loveforthelot.blogspot.com
    email: loveforthelot@gmail.com
    Love your blog!

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  24. I just saw a news article saying mark Reicht (uga football coach) was really affected by this book as well. I would love to read it.

    Thanks,
    Jen Wilson

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  25. I so enjoy your blog. I've been sharing it with my husband who is a reformed reluctant husband. We would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I've heard of the book and have meant to read it. Great giveaway! :)

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  27. Heard about this book on your wife's blog. I need some good summer reading!

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  28. Sounds interesting, enjoying your blog as well as your wife's.

    Suzie Lewis

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  29. This is the first I've heard of it but you make a great sell! I would love to read it, love anything that builds my relationship with Jesus and makes me think.

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  30. You have shared so much already, and in that sharing you have opened eyes and hearts. I would be blessed to benefit from this book. Thank you!

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  31. Would love to read this. Thank you for all you write on your blog.

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  32. I've heard great things about this book and would love to read it! -Jen
    jen_lehr (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. Greatly enjoy reading you and your wife's blog!

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  34. Looks like a great book!
    nealandave@hotmail.com

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  35. Please count me in. Thank you

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  36. It sounds like a great book!

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  37. SOunds like a book I need to read.

    almost32001@yahoo.com

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  38. Sounds like an interesting book! You and your wife are wonderful people and share an amazing testimony!

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  39. Sounds like a great book...would love to read it!

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  40. I'm always up for a good read and a chance to learn something fresh and/or new!

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  41. My husband and I would love to read it!

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  42. I would love to read the book

    LeeAnn Johnsonbaugh
    lilaannj@yahoo.com

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  43. I have heard SO much about that book!

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  44. Sounds intriguing! mrsamyrobertson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. You're doing an awesome job with your blog!
    I would love to read this book!

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  46. Always looking for some new inspirational reading... count me in the giveaway!!

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  47. healyfamily7atgmaildotcom

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  48. The book looks great! Something my husband and I would both read. Love your wife's blog and yours too! Lisa L.

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  49. I'll jump in . . . it may be a great help to my studies on character!

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  50. This book sounds like something that would be great for my husband and I to read together. We'd love to win! Great blog, too! A Dad's perspective is much needed in adoption blog land!

    ashley.tobie@gmail.com

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  51. Would love to read this book!
    Blessings,
    Suzanne

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  52. I remember Adeye mentioning this book and I would love the chance to read it.

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