“Regardless of what anyone may personally think of him or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of western culture for almost twenty centuries.” —Jaroslav Pelikan
Jesus Christ has been the center of history for 2,000 years, and his birth the pivot of our calendar. He is the focus of Scripture: as Luther declared, the entire Scripture deals only with Christ everywhere. He is the heart of mission, the message that countless Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, to deliver. In masterly surveys, John Stott looks at the New Testament witness, at the way the church has portrayed Christ down the centuries, at the influence Christ has had on individuals over the last 2,000 years. Finally, turning to the book of Revelation, he asks what Jesus Christ should mean to us today.
Here is the fruit of a lifetime of biblical study, rigorous Christian thought, and devotion to the person of Christ.
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“Secondly, Luke’s message is good news of salvation through Christ.” (Page 33)
“Thirdly, Luke’s message is good news of salvation through Christ for the whole world.” (Page 34)
“There is no authentic Christian faith or life unless the cross is at the centre.” (Page 30)
“Miracle 7: Jesus raised Lazarus who had been dead for four days, as a sign of his claim to be the resurrection and the life.” (Pages 38–39)
“Miracle 6: Jesus gave sight to a man born blind, as a sign of his claim to be the light of the world.” (Page 38)
This is a book to treasure, to stretch our minds and to be a helpful resource in years to come. Above all else, it lifts up Jesus Christ, just as John Stott has done in his lifetime of ministry.
—Martin Turner, Methodist Recorder
John Stott is known around the world as a preacher, evangelist, and writer. He was one of the main contributors to the Lausanne Covenant (1974) and the founder of Langham Partnership, which seeks to equip a new generation of Bible teachers around the world.