The Radical Disciple by John Stott

October 20th, 2014

One of the books I read in the last year is The Radical Disciple by John Stott. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.

One of the things I liked about the book was knowing it was the last one he wrote while in hospital. It was his farewell to writing and I had a sense it was something he wanted to leave the world.

In many ways it is a collection of the key things he held true about being a true disciple of Christ. For me it is the things that help you move on from just being a Christian to being a dedicated follower of Jesus.

Here is a section of the description…

“What is a life of radical discipleship? At the root, it means we let Jesus set the agenda of our lives. We aren’t selective. We don’t pick and choose what is congenial and stay away from what is costly. No. He is Lord of all of life. In the last book by the leading evangelical churchman of the twentieth century, John Stott opens up what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus. In a refreshing and accesible style, he explores eight aspects of Christian discipleship which are too often neglected and yet deserve to be taken seriously: non-conformity, Christ-likeness, maturity, creation-care, simplicity, balance, dependence and death. Here, including the last public sermon he ever preached, Stott offers wisdom gained from a lifetime of consistent Christian commitment. In addition, he poignantly reflects on his last years of life and ministry. The message is simple, classic and personal: Jesus is Lord. He calls. We follow.”

If you are interested you can find it here at Koorong.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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