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John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) has been 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 have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Stotts best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than 60 languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions. 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" and was named in the Queens New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.
Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for Books & Culture and subeditor for the new Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies. He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, Is the Reformation Over?, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys and The Old Religion in a New World.
I love Stott and his clear, penetrating style. What an apt word for a world that is becoming instinct driven versus intelligent choice driven, as he points out.Published 12 days ago by Vicky Niblack
Great book, and relatively short and easy read. Those who believe being a Christian means leaving your brain at the door need to read this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by PR
Idiscovered John RW Stott back in the 1960's while in The Divinity School at Dukr Univ. I was so taken by his clear presentation of the Christian Gospel that it was the resource... Read morePublished 15 months ago by James Rush
This is a call to get us to exercise our minds profitably. The mind is an unrealized gift from God that, today, is waisted on the mundane and given over to thoughts and events... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Duane
Honestly I was expecting a book focusing on the lack of Christians thinking like Jesus, rather than simply emotionally thinking about Jesus. Stott does not. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Alan Ludwick
A lot of "love God with your mind" books try to lay some kind of all-around intellectual burden on Christians, telling us we all need to be driven by intellectual pursuit. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Rev. Dummy Gladhands
This is a defense of rational disciplined use of the mind in addressing issues of Faith in orthodox Christian doctrine. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by thomas j. zwemer