The passing of an evangelical giant

It was with sadness that I learned today of the passing of John Stott, the long-time rector of All Souls Church in London and one of the great Christian leaders of our time.

Stott wrote dozens of books, making theology accessible to many. The Bible and Stott’s enlightening and moving The Cross of Christ are the only two books that have ever moved me to tears. It is a Christian classic, one that I am thankful we were required to read in Dr. Mohler’s Friday morning systematic theology class at Southern Seminary in the late 1990s. You know it is an important book when it has orange-highlighted passages throughout. To this day, I consider it one of the five most important books in my personal library.

My friend, Michael Foust at Baptist Press, has compiled a fine tribute to Stott here. Let me also encourage you to read The Cross of Christ.

 

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