This book was written inStott’s 88th year. Actually is has been written for the majority of his ministry for it summarizes all the basics that Stott has emphasized and taught so clearly over the years. According to Stott, a disciple is actually a “radical disciple.” By that he has a twofold meaning in that term: 1. a disciple is someone under instruction and discipline of a teacher, but 2. he or she is also radical, meaning, reaching to the root, thoroughgoing.
In this final book, Stott selects eight aspects of discipleship that he believes most Christians often neglect. As he list them, nonconformity, Christ-likeness, maturity, creation care, simplicity, balance, dependence, and death, he reminds us that kingdom disciples are not free to pick and choose those different things. Our challenge is to submit to the Lord’s authority in all these areas.
This is a powerful little book which is an easy read but difficult to dismiss. It is challenging from beginning to end and definitely centers on Christ the King. I would definitely say to our readers, this is a must read little book but be prepared, it is a powerful book.
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Basic Christianity: The Inside Story of John Stott
John Stott at Keswick: A Lifetime of Preaching
The Last Word: Reflections on a Lifetime of Preaching