Religion briefs for June 22

Religion briefs for June 22
Published: June 22, 2013

Book

‘Unfinished: Believing is Only the Beginning' (Thomas Nelson, $24.99).

From the publisher: Richard Stearns lives in a magic kingdom. That's how he describes the wealthy existence of most people in countries like the United States. However, as president of World Vision, he's also familiar with those living in a “tragic kingdom,” where food, clean water and medicine are chronically in short supply. Stearns says the common denominator between the two is what both are missing: both “Magic Kingdom” and the “Tragic Kingdom” need a breakthrough of God's kingdom, he said.

“I believe there is a direct connection between the unfinished work of God's kingdom and our sense of feeling incomplete in our faith,” Stearns writes. “This is inevitable, because there is a direct connection between our story and God's story. If we are not personally engaged in God's great mission, then we have missed the very thing He created us to do.”

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS