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The Radical Disciple

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Melalui buku Murid yang Radikal, John Stott menyampaikan pesan perpisahan di akhir pelayanannya ke gereja-gereja di seluruh dunia yang pernah mengenal teladannya di abad ke dua puluh ini. Dia membukakan bagi kita, sampai ke akar-akarnya, apa artinya mengikut Yesus, melalui eksplorasi delapan aspek penting yang sering diabaikan oleh orang-orang Kristen.

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Paperback, 125 pages
Published November 2010 by Literatur Perkantas Jatim (first published 2010)
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Sep 03, 2011 Cbarrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up for a quick read on a study break whim at Barnes and Noble; something more than a skim and less than an every-word read. I don't know if the quick read was more poignant because the author is now absent from the body and present with the Lord, but this simple book is quite soul-gripping. I am usually a little put off by books that claim to be radical. But Stott calls for a different kind of radical than the one that makes you feel guilty for giving a homeless guy a 5 dollar bill ...more
Dec 19, 2013 Travis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Stott is a name that has been well known in Christian ministry and teaching for many, many years. In The Radical Disciple, Stott addresses eight aspects of our Christian lives that he believes need to be more strongly emphasized in Christian living. These aspects include:

1. Non-conformity
2. Christlikeness
3. Maturity
4. Creation-care
5. Simplicity
6. Balance
7. Dependence
8. Death


Stott writes with a clarity and eloquence that are not often present in our more modern, more breez
Joseph McBee
Dec 30, 2012 Joseph McBee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here we have a man of God very bear the end of his life examining the state of modern evangelical Christianity and noticing some glaring omissions in our discipleship. His list is arbitrary of his own admission, yet it is also poignant and highly perceptive as well.

The three great challenges facing Christians today according to Stott are pluralism, materialism, and ethical relativism. These challenges express themselves in various ways and to combat them we must embrace the biblical concepts of
Jared Totten
With The Radical Disciple, John Stott pens his final chapters in a writing career and public life that has impacted countless Christian lives for generations now and will certainly continue to do so for generations to come. I cannot imagine what goes through an author's mind as they write their final words as Stott, at eighty-eight, knew this would be his last book after announcing his retirement from public ministry in 2007. Contained herein are not only his parting thoughts for the Christian c ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
John Stott acknowledged in his postscript to this book that this was his valedictory work. A year later, this radical disciple met the Lord he had followed for so many years.

While this is not Stott's best work (I would contend that The Cross of Christ is), this is a wonderful capstone to a life of preaching and writing. What he addresses here are some of the neglected aspects of discipleship, and because of this, we hear included under discipleship some topics not often discussed in this regard
May 17, 2015 Drew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of those small books which reads quickly and, I suspect, stays with you for years to come. Stott is a powerful, holistic evangelical voice who deserves to be read more widely among Mainline Christians in the US than he is. Much of this does not read like something we would normally label "evangelical," which is a strength. Highly recommended.
Philip Mcduffie
"The Radical Disciple" is the last book that John Stott ever wrote. He wrote it at the nearing the end of his pilgrimage here on earth at the age of 88. It is not his best work, but it was helpful nonetheless. Stott seeks to address some neglected aspects of disciples of Christ such as: nonconformity, Christlikeness, maturity, creation care, simplicity, balance, dependence, and death. The chapter on simplicity presented some hard teachings, especially to those of us in the west. But considering ...more
Jul 12, 2015 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is much great material on what radical submission to the Lordship of Christ actually means, which is something fundamentally different from the self-serving clericalism that all too often afflicts the church. He also has some interesting comments on the purpose of the Sabbath as a day of worship so that we would not be consumed with our work (pp 59-60). I realise John Stott "dropped the ball" theologically a few times in his life, but his errors were those of weakness (e.g. his psychologic ...more
Scott Kennedy
Jul 19, 2015 Scott Kennedy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
On the whole I enjoyed this. The chapter titles really interested me. I was particularly interested to read Stott's simplicity and balance. However, as other reviewers have noted, I was hoping for more detail in how this could be fleshed out.

I was also disappointed with his treatment on creation care, which seemed to just be one sided. I totally agree with the calling to look after the earth and take care of it, but this chapter did not seem to take a balanced look at some of the issues around
Phil Whittall
May 23, 2016 Phil Whittall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Stott is 89, and few men have had such a profound influence on evangelicalism in Britain. If you were fortunate enough to be sitting down with him and were to ask this man who has followed and preached Christ for more than 60 years for his distilled wisdom and advice in how to do that great task better, I'm confident you would be all ears. It would be foolishness not to listen very carefully to everything he had to say, they should have a profound impact on your life.

That's the approach I t
Tim Hoiland
Jul 19, 2013 Tim Hoiland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
think rather highly of the late John Stott for a number of reasons. First, there’s his longtime involvement with The Lausanne Movement, including his role as “chief architect” of the Lausanne Covenant. I think we can all still learn a great deal from his understanding of the relationship between evangelism and social action. And I’m grateful for the way he devoted so much of his life work to the church in the Global South through Langham Partnership. Then again, maybe my interest is really just ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman

I have heard so many men and women, whom I highly respect, quote from John Stott's books that it was with great anticipation that I listened to this audio version of his book. And at first, despite the depth of thought, I readily nodded in silent agreement as I listened. However, after a few chapters I was nodding less and less and and spending more time tilting my head to the side as I paused to try and "get" what he was saying.

While much of this book is wonderful, and Biblical, his
Josh Morgan
This review first appeared on my blog, Jacob's Café:

The idea of discipleship is a hot topic right now, as is the idea of being a "radical" follower of Christ. Different people have different takes on what discipleship and radical actually mean. In what may be his last book, John Stott writes about what he has learned is the nature of a radical disciple in The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of our Calling. He addresses eight topics: nonconformity, Christli
Jun 10, 2010 Danny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Enjoyed this look at discipleship. Some of my favorite quotes include:
“Here then is God’s call to a radical discipleship, to a radical nonconformity to the surrounding culture. It is a call to develop a Christian counterculture, a call to engagement without compromise.”
“We have considered four major secular trends that threaten to engulf the Christian community. In the face of these we are all called not to feeble-minded conformity but to radical nonconformity. Over against the challenge of plur
Dec 02, 2011 htanzil rated it really liked it
Shelves: buku-rohani
The Radical Discpile adalah buku terakhir karya seorang raksaksa iman, John Stott (1921-2011). Siapa John Stott?

John Stott dikenal di seluruh dunia sebagai seorang pengkhotbah, penginjil, dan penulis asal Inggris. Selama bertahun-tahun menjabat sebagai rektor dari dari gereja All Souls di London. Ia juga menjadi perancang utama terbentuknya Lausanne Covenant (1974). Ia telah menghasilkan puluhan buku yang telah terjual jutaan kopi di seluruh dunia dan diterjemahkan dalam puluhan bahasa. John St
Adam Shields
Mar 24, 2011 Adam Shields rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short review: This is John Stott's last book. He focuses on discipleship as an elder disciple. This is a very unpretentious book. I think it is the most readable of Stott's books that I have read. It is very humble in tone and consciously speaking as a last chance to talk.

The best chapter was the one on dependence. I do not think I have read another treatment on dependence quite like it. Stott shows that dependence, the created order of humanity is not to be avoided but embraced. So as children
John Stott (1921-2011) died at the ripe old age of 90, leaving a beautiful legacy of faithfulness to the Lord. Although I take issue with a few of his views, I am grateful for this man who through his writings has taught me so much about standing in awe of the cross and of striving to be a faithful disciple of Christ. Two chapters in this short book are gold: the chapter on "dependence" and the chapter on "death."

"Death is unnatural and unpleasant," Stott wrote in this his 'farewell' and final b
Josh Dockter
This book was not one that I intended to read but was rather given to me. I am grateful to have received it! Stott deals with eight aspects of a radical disciple- Nonconformity, Christlikeness, Maturity, Creation Care, Simplicity, Balance, Dependence and Death. The chapters on Nonconformity, Simplicity, Dependence and Death were particularly helpful to me.
Aug 18, 2015 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leadership-read
A succinct book written by Stott at the end of his life, identifying key aspects of discipleship. Easy to read, but don't be fooled. Anyone can READ what he has written, but whether we actually DO the things he speaks of is another matter altogether. As the author quotes Christ Jesus, "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46)
Jul 06, 2016 Lynette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“We are all designed to be a burden to others. You are designed to be a burden to me and I am designed to be a burden to you. And the life of the family, including the life of the local church family, should be one of “mutual burdensomeness.” ‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ’ Gal 6:2” (page 110)
Apr 14, 2014 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was challenging and made evaluate my Christian walk. Some of the chapters seemed a little odd for this type of book. But as with all books of this nature, I glean what I can and leave the rest behind. Sometimes rereading a book, I will see something in a different light and take away a new perspective. I discussed this book with group of people which brought some different perspectives.
Aug 26, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this short simple book slowl enough to digest not only john Stott's wisdom but his passion for what it means to follow Christ in our modern world. It intersects many of ways we need to allow Jesus and the gospel to influence how life as disciples in our world, from creation care to simplicity, from life to death.
Feb 03, 2016 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
memaknai bagaimana seseorang yang melekat pada kristus dan yang mengejar keserupaan dengan dia. bagaimana kita harus barsikap terhadap Allah, diri sendiri dan alam?. buku ini cukup merangkumnya untuk menjadi murid yang radical atau berakar kepada kristus.
Jun 22, 2015 Shari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is John Stott's last book, his final words to his readers on "neglected aspects of our calling" as disciples of Christ. Concise and powerful. Simplicity, dependence and death (to self, in many ways) are indeed neglected by most Christians in our culture. The chapter on dependence is truly beautiful and worth reading several times.
Vickie Brannon
Interesting. It answered many of my questions concerning radical discipleship and pointed out many aspects of my life in which I am truly lacking. It's a book I'll hang on to and reread again.
Andy Moore
Jan 20, 2016 Andy Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Radical Disciple is a book I should definitely come back to on a regular basis. Thought-provoking, challenging, pastoral, and deeply helpful.
Jan 12, 2016 Joe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good book has some liberal ideas that surprise me as un proven yet accepted like global warming.
Feb 12, 2016 Elexa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good short book that inspires focused and meaningful discipleship in Christ
Sammy Wood
Worth a quick read if only for chap. 5 on "Simplicity."
Apr 26, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stott talks about 8 aspects of discipleship that we often neglect. I had not even considered several of these as Christian disciplines before reading this book. Very thought provoking.
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John R. W. Stott was known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and teacher of Scripture. He was ordained in 1945 and for most of his years served in various capacities at All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and even around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Cov ...more
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“The church has a double responsibility in relation to the world around us. On the one hand we are to live, serve and witness in the world. On the other hand we are to avoid becoming contaminated by the world. So we are neither to seek to preserve our holiness by escaping from the world nor to sacrifice our holiness by conforming to the world” 3 likes
“Over against the challenges of pluralism, we are to be a community of truth, standing up for the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Over against the challenge of materialism, we are to be a community of simplicity and pilgrimage. Over against the challenge of relativism, we are to be a community of obedience. Over the challenge of narcissism, we are to be a community of love.” 1 likes
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