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John Stott Collection (7 vols.)
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John Stott Collection (7 vols.)

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Inter-Varsity 2001–2013

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Overview

Gain timeless wisdom from John Stott—world-renowned evangelist, preacher, and author. Known for his ability to “explain complex theology in a way lay people could easily understand,” these volumes bring clarity to oft-confusing aspects of Christianity, Christian living, and the person of Christ. John Stott’s biblically and Christ-centered insight challenges contemporary Christian norms and encourages believers to live authentic lives as Christ’s disciples.

In the Logos edition, the John Stott Collection is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Provides helps for practical Christian living
  • Analyzes contemporary Christian leadership
  • Presents clear introductions to Jesus Christ and Christianity

Product Details

Individual Titles

Basic Christianity

  • Author: John Stott
  • Series: IVP Classics
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 192

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“Jesus certainly existed. His existence as an historical figure is vouched for by pagan as well as Christian writers,” says John Stott. Who was Jesus? Why was he crucified? Did he really rise from the dead? We need answers to these key questions in order to understand the basics of Christianity. The author offers a clear and full explanation, showing what it means to be a Christian today.

This volume is also available in Spanish!

For fifty years Basic Christianity has exposed the backbone of the Christian faith. Its uncompromising clarity, intelligent logic and easy application make this one of the most enduring of Christian classics. In a time of ambiguity and confusion I can think of no other book I would rather recommend. Every evangelist should consider Basic Christianity a masterclass in communicating the gospel. This book is a must-read for those who are seeking God, those wishing to refresh their own faith, or those who hope to lead others into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

—William Van Der Hart, evangelist and pastor

Lucid, clear and compelling. After Mere Christianity, perhaps no other book has helped more people come to faith. I’m thrilled that this classic has been appropriately shaped and refreshed for a modern audience without losing any of its timeless charm and persuasive brilliance. Having led and organized university missions for over twenty-five years I was sobered to be reminded of what a debt we all owe to this book and its author. ‘Christ is Christianity’ and no other book exemplifies a Christ-centered apologetic more simply and clearly.

—Richard Cunningham, director, UCCF: The Christian Unions

This was the classic forerunner of strong, balanced evangelistic books, and I am delighted it is being republished fifty years later. It led many to faith then, and it will again.

—Michael Green, theologian, Anglican priest, and apologist

John Stott’s books have helped millions around the world to a better understanding of the Christian faith. I, for one, am extremely grateful for the way in which he explains complex and difficult issues with great clarity, insight and wisdom. Basic Christianity has become a classic of our time.

—Nicky Gumbel, vicar, Holy Trinity Brompton

‘But I Say to You...’: Christ the Controversialist

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 224

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Jesus Christ has a way of cutting right across our logic and opinions, just as he did while on earth. Who God is, the authority of Scripture, the way of salvation, morality, and worship are just some of the areas where he turns things on their heads. Are you willing to follow this controversialist Christ?

Every thoughtful Christian ought to read this classic exposition of evangelical essentials. Though written more than forty years ago, its central message stands and is needed today more than ever. John Stott expounds persuasively, generously, lucidly, and with penetrating insight, what it means to be faithful to Jesus Christ. This is a brilliant book.

Christopher Ash, director, Cornhill Training Course

I vividly recall reading this book in its earliest version forty years ago, and it contained the stand-out set of arguments that persuaded me to commit my life to Christ later that year. Thank you, John, for all that has meant to me since.

—Andrew Fergusson, author and former Head of Communications, Christian Medical Fellowship

This is vintage Stott—clear, biblical, passionate, thoughtful and Christ-centred. A magisterial defence of biblical historic evangelical Christianity. By brilliant analysis of the debates of Jesus with the Pharisees and Sadducees of his day, he highlights modern versions of the same distortions. Profound, lucid and compelling, this book is as relevant to current debates as when it was first published.

—John Wyatt, professor of neonatal paediatrics, University College London

Calling Christian Leaders: Rediscovering Radical Servant Ministry

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 160

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John Stott found on his many travels that contemporary models of Christian leadership were often shaped more by culture than by Christ. In stark contrast, he urges that our view be determined by our view of the church, not the other way round. Focusing on 1 Corinthians 1–4, he demonstrates the centrality of the theme of “power through weakness.” He explains the role of the Holy Spirit in God’s revelation, and examines four of Paul’s most striking models of ministry, each of which is an aspect of humility. Over against seductive styles of leadership being advocated by the wisdom of the world, he urges Christian leaders to be characterized above all else by “the meekness and gentleness of Christ.”

Pearls are to be found on every page.

—Mark Meynell, senior associate minister, All Souls Langham Place

The Incomparable Christ

  • Author: John Stott
  • Edition: First
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 264

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“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.

This volume is also available in Spanish!

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

The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 180

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What exactly is a living church? Author John Stott explains, “We need more radically conservative churches: ‘conservative’ in the sense that they conserve what Scripture plainly requires, but radical in relation to that combination of tradition and convention that we call ‘culture.’ Scripture is unchangeable, but culture is not.”

The Living Church brings together a number of characteristics of what the author calls “authentic” or “living” church. The marks, being clearly biblical, are timeless and need to be preserved. We are encouraged to become learning churches, caring churches, worshipping churches, and evangelising churches. John Stott unpacks the Bible’s wisdom rigorously with a teacher’s skill and applies it faithfully with a pastor’s heart. Becoming a living church is not an impossible goal.

I really enjoyed reading it. It was vintage Stott—with all his familiar qualities: faithful, rigorous biblical exposition; crystal clarity; challenging contemporary applications with plenty of punch; great wisdom—not least in holding to the balances of scripture without blunting its edges. I am delighted he took the church as his theme. There are very few accessible introductory books on the subject that are thoroughly biblical and evangelical. I would happily give this book to anyone at St. Ebbe’s. Its simplicity makes it accessible to young Christians, but there is also much to challenge the thinking and practice of mature believers.

Vaughan Roberts, rector, St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford

For many Christians church has become a meeting to attend rather than an essential identity. So it is great to have John Stott looking at the Christian community with his typical clarity. He makes the Scriptures speak with immediacy to our contemporary challenges. This is a timely book with so many people considering the future shape of the church, offering, as it does, biblical parameters for the discussion within a trinitarian framework.

Tim Chester, pastor, The Crowded House, Sheffield

In a time of questioning and turmoil around what a real church should look like in the 21st century The Living Church is a beautifully written, inspiring and thoughtful book. The reader is given a vision for a church whose roots are deeply biblical and whose touch reaches a dying world. As I read I laughed, cried and ended up on my knees before God. I wholeheartedly commend this book.

—Amy Orr-Ewing, director of programs, Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics

The Radical Disciple: Wholehearted Christian Living

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 144

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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.

This volume is also available in Spanish!

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

Why I Am a Christian

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 149

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In a dark little chapel many years ago, a solitary schoolboy went in search of God and later gave his life to Christ. It turned out to be the most significant step he was ever to take. If it were not for Christ, he reflects, his would have been on the scrapheap of wasted and discarded lives. Instead, his life was used to lead countless others around the world to that same new life, and into a deeper understanding of the One who gave his life that we might live.

John Stott tells his spiritual story, and gives the reasons for his first life-changing step of faith. It was not so much that he found Christ, as that Christ, the relentless Hound of Heaven, pursued and found him. Not because the Christian faith is attractive, but because it is true. Not because he deserved to be saved, but because Christ took his sins, and ours, on himself. It is because the answer to the paradox at the heart of our humanness, because the key to true freedom and fulfilment, are to be found in Jesus Christ alone. And he who extends the greatest of all invitations to each one of us waits patiently for our response.

This volume is also available in Spanish!

Why I Am a Christian is easy to read and presents the essentials of Christianity clearly. The book can be read devotionally by Christians with much profit. It can also be given as a gift to non-Christians interested in learning about Christianity

The Christian Librarian

About John Stott

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.”