Why am I talking about Mark Richt

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Mark Richt sells Lake Hartwell propertyI was emailed this article earlier today by a colleague. When I first started reading it, I was thinking that maybe he’d lost his marbles sending this to me… the article wasn’t about social media, or blogs, or World Vision, or charity work, or home decor or spaghetti — my typical interests. Then I saw this paragraph about half way through the post:

“Within the last year, I read this book, “The Hole in Our Gospel,” written by Richard Stearns. He’s the president of World Vision, U.S. I think people understand who World Vision is but, basically, they help the poor. Through their organization, you can help children, you can help build wells, you can buy them donkeys, whatever people need. World Vision helps people across the world. Well, anyway, there was a lot of statistical data in there about the amount of people that live on a dollar a day around this world. Billions of people. So I’m reading this book and it really affected me. It helped me realize that what we have is way more than we need and that our ability to give is hindered by this property. I guess that’s the best way to tell you. We just wanted to be in a better position to give and bless people that don’t have anything. We felt like this was one way to be able to do that.”

So if you’re wondering why I’m talking about Mark Richt, now you know. And if you’ve ever given thought to reading The Hole in our Gospel, perhaps you’ll want to pick up a copy now.

P.S. I thought about naming this post The Hole in our Gospel makes a man sell his house… I resorted to the above option.

The full article is definitely worth reading. Find it on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • Hi there,

    I read The Hole in Our Gospel last year and it altered my life. I started my own company, Asian White Coffee, in order to be able to help. The goal of my company is twofold. First, I donate 50% of the profit to international aid organizations. I am currently working with India Partners and will be developing a relationship with World Vision as the business grows. Second, I want to be involved in actually helping these poverty stricken people I am donating to. Hopefully my company will be able to generate enough revenue to allow me to travel overseas on aid trips and dig wells, help train, or whatever is needed.

    The book is a must read by anyone who dares to call themselves a Christian. It is a a life changing book that will convict, motivate, and put things in perspective.

  • btw, my company website is http://www.asianwhitecoffee.com. I need a plug ;O)

  • Thanks for the comment and link to your site, Jeff. I’ll actually be reposting a rendition of this post to the World Vision Blog in the next couple of days. Feel free to leave your comment again there. I like what you said about the book really putting things in perspective. I whole-heartedly agree.

  • Thanks for heads up on the book and for sharing the MR article. I bought the book for my dad and will share the article link with him. My folks are at a great point in life to consider this sort of thing. Thanks again!

  • Oh, and one more thing – GO DAWGS! 😉

  • Very cool. Glad I could help recommend Rich’s book to you for your dad, Athalia.