This is a very readable book. Stearns has done a great job of gathering statistics as well as scriptural references, all of which he puts to great use. While there's nothing earth-shattering in this book, it will give you a far better understanding of poverty in our world and God's personal call to each of us to do something about it rather than just turn our heads.
I will be recommending this book for a long time to come. You will not read it and be unchanged.
My question is this though: What will I do now?