The Living Church
Reflecting on his more than sixty years of service at All Souls and a worldwide ministry that led Time magazine to acknowledge him as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," John Stott alerts a church that is in transition to the marks of a church that is living.
The Living Church is the full articulation of Stott's dream for the body of Christ in the world t...more
The Living Church – Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor is by far the most profound book I have ever read on the health and welfare of the church. It is without a doubt of the purest form of expositional literature ever w ...more
This is not just another book about “how to do church”—this is a work of solid scriptural exposition, reflecting years of pastoral experience that addresses the core issues of the fa ...more
It goes through 9 chapters of a 'living church', a church of fulfilled essentials, of worship, of evangelism, of ministry, of fellowship (koinonia), of balanced preaching, of giving, of impact (salt and light) and of timothys (Paul's disciple). This is followed by a brief autobiographical sketch of why he is still a member of the Church of England, going through the church ...more
He works through what God would deem as essential from His vision for His church according to Acts 2, being that of a learning, caring, worshipping, evangelizing church.
It goes into detail with regards to different elements.
Worship. The Characteristics of Worship that Glorifies God’s Holy Name goes into detail into the various facets of worship. Biblical worship i.e. what is expected from those reading as well as prea ...more
I look forward to read more from his writings. He simply puts perspectives correctly and gives a ...more
Okay the first 2/3 of this book was amazing, the last 1/3 not as much! I have corners turned down all throughout the first section and then none.
He has a lot of clarity on certain things and not others....
John Stott puts the pillars of what a church is supposed to behave, act, give.
This guy definitely writes with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.