Basic Christianity by John Stott
John Stott (1921 – 2011) was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London and a world renown preacher and teacher.
There is something about the Christian classics that have stood the test of time. They certainly are worth reading and sharing with others. This is one of those books every Christian should read and discuss with others.
Stott’s book, Basic Christianity, has sold more than 2 million copies since the original publication in 1958. It was named one of the top 100 Books of the Millennium by World Magazine.
In 1952, Cambridge University asked Stott to be one of the key speakers at a Missions Conference at the University of St. Mary’s. Stott endeavored to lay before the audience the following systematic unfolding of the Gospel: The Divine – Human Person of Christ Jesus; the Significance of His death and the Evidence for the Resurrection; the Paradox of our Humanness – made in the image of God but fallen; the Possibility of a New Birth; the Challenge of Personal Commitment; and the Cost of Discipleship. These lectures became his book, Basic Christianity.
We are living in a day and age where Christians increasingly do not know the Word of Truth (Scriptures) well and do not know what they believe or why! This book helps both the new and older Christian to know what and how to believe. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
We will be using this book as a study guide in our Small Groups this year.
I highly recommend the older disciple using this book as a discipleship guide in working with new disciples or persons exploring Christianity!