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A Rich and Multi-Faceted Life

November 8, 2016

As a fan of John Stott for many years I was delighted to find a small volume of his life titled, JOHN STOTT Pastor, Leader and Friend By Chris Wright (Hendricks/Lausanne Library 2012). This biographical collection contains tributes from friends and coworkers, and thematic explorations of Johns life and leadership in specific contexts from local church preaching to student ministry. These contain insights in to the impact his pacifism, which he later renounced had on his personal passion for mentoring was due to not having pastoral mentors he could trust to help him reflect and discern God’s mind in that crucial area in world war 2. John’s impact on Latin America, Wales and Africa are explored by those he impacted most on those continents. Os special interest were the sections about John’s influence on the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism and his relationship with Billy Graham around those gatherings. I also especially enjoyed the tribute poetry that was included as well as  the side-bar John Stott: Orni-Theologian chronicling the rise of Dr. Stott to a world expert in birds(p. 44-45) Overall I truly enjoyed and was benefited by this small easy to handle book. I recommend it to all who care about role models for ministry in an ever changing world.

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