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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; 4 edition (September 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310252695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310252696
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Issues Facing Christians Today immediately became essential reading for all thinking Christians when it was first published. It has now been revised and fully updated to tackle the diverse array of social and moral responsibilities facing us today.

This new edition builds on the previous one, examining the contemporary realities of war, the trauma of unemployment, the changing face of human rights, our environmental awakening from Rio to Kyoto and many more contemporary challenges.

As the culture wars continue this book will remain an essential contribution, helping to define Christian social and moral thinking well into the new millennium. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

The Reverend Dr. John Stott was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place in London, England, and had a worldwide ministry as a Bible expositor, speaker, and writer.



Roy McCloughry is a writer, lecturer, and researcher on Christian approaches to social issues. He has written a number of books including Living in the Presence of the Future and is chairman of Third Way magazine and a vice president of the Shaftesbury Society. He lectures in ethics and social theology at St John’s College, Nottingham.

More About the Author

John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Hanson on April 25, 2008
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A few months ago my husband and I were talking about the current political climate with our pastor. As a Christian, I was questioning some of the moral and ethical debates that have been rolling around between the presidential candidates and wondered what the Bible said about the various topics. We had a very intense and deep conversation and our pastor recommended John Stott's "Issues Facing Christians Today" and it has been an incredibly detailed, informative and fantastic read. If anyone is looking for a biblically informative book regarding homosexuality, abortion, terrorism and other current topics, you need to pick up this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Frysword on May 29, 2014
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Stott has been working this ethics book for years (at least in terms of editions). Before he died, he updated this fourth edition in 2006. So, this isn't too far off the mark of what is going on in the world today, though it seems like in many ways the issues the church faces has really sped up in the past five or six years. The snowball is gaining snow as it continues to speed down the hill. So, this is still pretty relevant for an introduction to Christian ethics.

This work is divided into four parts. Part One concerns textual issues, Part Two concerns global issues, Part Three social issues and Part Four personal issues. So, Part One opens up with foundational issues discussing the nature of evangelical concern in its relation to society at large and the Christian witness to the world. The rest of the book moves from big to small. Part Two deals with the big global issues: war and peace, creation care, global poverty and the nature of human rights. Part Three zooms in just a bit focusing on the social issues of work, business relationships, ethnicity and the Christian lifestyle. Finally, Part Four looks at the more common personal issues of Christian living - relation between the sexes, marriage, abortion, biotechnology (by John Wyatt) and same-sex relationship issues.

All chapters are pretty thorough. Stott lived in the UK, so the American reader will get a good look at many of the issues that were going on in England a few years ago (and still today). But he is also knowledgeable of the American context as well. So the reader from the States won't feel far from home. I wish he were still alive today to update this work because I have found this text to be the best introduction to Christian Ethics that I have read so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James J. Stewart on December 13, 2011
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Even though John Stott died in the summer of 2011, this latest revision of his earlier work was fully approved by him before he died. It offers wise and insightful insights for church leaders around the world regarding what challenges are being currently faced and how to deal with those challenges. John Stott's passing means the world's intellectuals have lost a bright light.
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By Derrick Ng on June 30, 2014
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This book transform the Christian mind towards challenges faced in society. By reading, it can better equip us towards defending the gospel.
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By Kenneth Dukes on March 1, 2014
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A must have to understand the church of today...God's Word stays the same but people change and so must our methods of teaching...
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John Stott is a world renowned and respected author. He brings thoughtful balance to the issues of how deeply Christians should participate in today's issues of war, Atomic armaments and political partisanship. This is the kind of book that helps those who need it least, and is ignored by those who need it most!
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By Kermitelfrog on January 11, 2013
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As a pastor for nearly 20 years I have learned much from this book and it gives me much food for thought, prayer, and planning. Well worth the read.
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