Portraits of a Radical Disciple

portraits-of-a-radical-disciple-jstottPortraits of a Radical Disciple: Recollections of John Stott’s Life and Ministry
Christopher J.H. Wright, Ed.
IVP Books, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8308-3810-3

Stott, who died on July 27, 2011 at 90 years of age, was an evangelical Anglican cleric and a major participant in developing the Lausanne Covenant in 1974. An entrepreneurial Christian leader, Stott’s legacy will live on in two significant organizations he developed: Langham Partnership International (John Stott Ministries in the USA) and London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

Most evangelical Christians know of John Stott through his voluminous writing – more than 50 books and numerous articles and papers – and his conference ministry. Everyone who has appreciated and benefited from John Stott’s long, rich ministry will welcome the 35 vignettes presented in Portraits of a Radical Disciple. Contributors include both the well-known and not-so-well-known.

Christopher J.H. Wright has organized the vignettes around six themes or periods in Stott’s life.

Early and Formative Years
All Souls and the Wider Church of England
International Influence
Wider Interests
The Study Assistants
The Final Lap

These reflections provide those who only knew him from a distance, which is most of us, an insider’s perspective of a larger-than-life evangelical statesman. And what we see is a thoughtful, humble, fun-loving, yet demandingly serious man of God. And for the scores who knew him well, I imagine these stories remind them of the man they loved, respected, and deeply miss.

If you have benefited by the public ministry of John Stott – whether through hearing him speak at countless conferences, or listening to recorded lectures and sermons, or reading his books, Portraits of a Radical Disciple will provide an insider’s look at a very down-to-earth man, committed to living his life for the glory and God and the cause of Jesus Christ.

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