In 1981, Doug Stringer was a fitness instructor with his own exercise studio. He knew there was a God, but he lived as if God didn’t exist. Tired of his own hypocrisy, disgusted with his life, he sat down in the back room of his studio one night, put his head in his hands, and prayed: “Lord, if You can use someone like me after all I have done to wound Your heart, I make myself available to You.”
What happened soon afterward started a ministry that reaches out to thousands of lost and hurting people around the world.
Mending the Net: Bringing Hope in a Hurting World updates and expands upon Doug’s book, Somebody Cares: A Guide to Living Out Your Faith, which was originally published in August 2001. Obviously, much else has changed in the world since then. Doug himself has changed, having gone through a battle with stage four cancer. But what hasn’t changed is Doug’s undefeatable spirit and love for others, which shine through in his books, his ministry, and everything he touches.