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Publication Date: 20 Jun 2019
Publisher: IVP
Words: 30000
Page Count: 128
Author: John Stott
ISBN-13: 9781783599301, 9781783599318

The Disciple

A Calling to Be Christlike
By John Stott
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Summary
If Christ is our Lord, then we are his servants, and if he is our teacher, then we are his pupils.

Following Christ is a multi-faceted responsibility. We should remember:

* Every true disciple is a listener
* We are both rational and emotional
* We can discern God's call and will

Love is the first fruit of the Spirit, a core ingredient of discipleship.
About the Author
John Stott exercised a worldwide ministry as a church leader, Bible expositor and author. His bestselling books have been translated into numerous languages, won many awards and shaped whole generations of ministers, thinkers, writers and bloggers. John was Rector Emeritus of All Souls, Langham Place, London and Founder-President of the Langham Partnership. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's 2006 New Year honours.





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[Re The Contemporary Christian] Vintage Stott, with all that that implies. As usual, we find him digesting and deploying a wide range of material with a symmetry matching that of Mozart, a didactic force like that of J C Ryle, and a down-to-earth common sense that reminds one of G K Chesterton. This is really a pastoral essay, a sermon on paper aimed at changing people... an outstandingly good book.

...an expository treat... Bible-based and well researched, intimate and magisterial in style. Passionately calm and generous to a fault, a beautifully written contribution to what Stott calls 'BBC':'balanced biblical Christianity'.

- Dr J I Packer

Technology has enabled more voices to clamour for our attention than ever before, while at the same time, people’s ability to listen carefully seems to have deteriorated like never before. John Stott’s speaking and writing was renowned for two things in particular. He taught us how to listen attentively to God in order to live faithfully for God, and he to modelled how listen to the world sensitively in order to communicate God’s purposes intelligibly. He taught us to listen. That is why it is such a thrill to see The Contemporary Christian carefully revived in a new format as this series for a new generation of readers. As we read, may we listen well!
Revd Mark Meynell, Director (Europe & Caribbean) Langham Preaching, Langham Partnership and author of Cross-Examined and When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend

- Mark Meynell

[Re the original edition] I was ten years into my ministry when The Contemporary Christian was published. I had already heard John Stott deliver some of the material in lecture form, but to have it in print was a real asset. It was a masterclass in presenting and applying the balanced biblical Christianity for which John Stott was renowned. It was extremely perceptive with its call for double-listening, and it was intensely practical, especially in the chapters on preaching and pastors. It was also unusually personal for John Stott, with his poignant appeal for 'young Timothys' which was penned as he celebrated his statutory 'three score years and ten', after which, he said, 'every new day is a bonus which I receive gratefully from God's hand.'
I am so glad that these timeless truths are now available to a new generation of 'Timothys'.
David Johnston, Senior Minister at Hamilton Rd Presbyterian Church, Bangor, N Ireland

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I am delighted that a new generation will now be able to benefit from this rich teaching, which so helped me when it first appeared. As always with John Stott, there is a wonderful blend of faithful exposition of the Bible, rigorous engagement with the world and challenging applications for our lives.
- Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, conference speaker and author of the bestseller God’s Big Picture (IVP)

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