So many of us avoid radical discipleship by being selective, choosing rather those areas in which commitment is appealing, and steering well clear of areas where it will be costly. But because Jesus is Lord, we have no liberty to pick and choose. The author looks at eight characteristics of Christian discipleship, which are commonly neglected yet deserve to be taken seriously.
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A farewell book from one of the giants of our generation.
—Amy Boucher Pye, writer and speaker
I always wanted to enter more fully into what Eugene Peterson calls ‘the unforced rhythms of grace.’ This is the book I will turn to repeatedly for help with this.
—Brian Draper, associate lecturer in culture, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
Penetrative biblical wisdom on what discipleship means in today’s world.
—Ajith Fernando, national director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka
A rare and personal glimpse of the sacrificial discipleship that has marked John Stott’s life so deeply.
—Peter Harris, founder, A Rocha
We enthusiastically recommend this unique book, filled with fascinating recollections amassed over a lifetime of wisdom, combined with insightful scholarship and a deep love for the body of Christ across the world.
—Amy and Frog Orr-Ewing, speakers and authors
Inspires us to embrace deep conversion.
—Dominic Smart, minister, Gilcomston South Church of Scotland, Aberdeen
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John Stott (1921–2011) was one of the foremost Christian figures of the twentieth century. He was educated at Cambridge, studying French and theology for a double first, and then training to be an Anglican cleric. He served as rector of All Souls Church in London for 25 years, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. He became known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture.
A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant in 1974. His many books, including Why I Am a Christian, Basic Christianity, Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life, Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, and The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor, have sold millions of copies around the world, translated into dozens of languages. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”