Stearns has been the U.S. president for the humanitarian organization World Vision for the past 12 years.
Forgive me, but I am one of those readers who juggles three or four books at the same time. And now with it being baseball season, well, through is in a couple of good Sports Illustrated articles and my reading is diffused even further. I’ve read half of “The Hole in Our Gospel,” but it’s not for lack of interest or unclear writing. Stearns tells a compelling tale of how he was pulled by his faith away from a comfortable life as CEO of high-end dining supplies manufacturer Lenox to move to the other side of the country and ultimately engage the world’s poor in ways he never thought imaginable for his lifestyle.
Clearly it’s a tale of God pulling you out of your comfort zone, which as many Christians would acknowledge is part and parcel of faith. On that level alone, it’s a story to relate to.
Another interesting winner was “Glo,” a Zondervan entry which won in the Bible category. I’ve spent some time looking at the workings of this interactive digital Bible – it’s pretty fascinating.