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The Incomparable Christ

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A 2002 Logos Association Best Book award winner Everyone has something to say about Jesus. Sorting through the numerous books of recent years, you may find yourself lost in a thicket of viewpoints, some troubling to faith, some puzzling to the intellect. But John Stott, one of the outstanding evangelical voices of the last half century, offers inThe Incomparable Christ an ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by IVP Books (first published 2001)
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This book is based around a series of lectures and inherits as a result a logical structure. The book is divided into four parts - and within each part broken down into between 10 and 14 sub-parts.

Parts I and IV look at the New Testament and what it teaches us about Jesus.

Part I starts with the gospels (and Acts as part of Luke) drawing out what the author sees as the main representation in each. The strength of this opening lies in its ability to summarise with brevity but comprehensiveness t
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So good. Best book I've read in awhile. Second favorite Stott book. ...more
Shaun Lee
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the hundreds, if not thousands of books I have read, this has got to be one of the finest. I first chanced upon a daily devotional (written by a certain John Stott) that was donated to my school library. As the part-time librarian, I skimmed through a few pages to size up if the book should be put into circulation or sold. The result? I was so mightily impressed by the overall biblical theological format and the theological richness in the individual pages, that I ordered one copy for my pers ...more
Austin Scott
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From one of my favorite authors comes one my favorite books. A book in four parts that allows the New Testament to literally bookend the middle two parts of church history. A great read for a quick overview of how the church has looked toward Jesus throughout the ages. Part 1 shows Jesus from the vantage points of the early letters that make up the New Testament (except John's Revelation. Wait for it... ). Part 2 takes the long look of theologians and what they highlight about Jesus. Part 3 take ...more
Max Viana
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith
John Stott é tipo um nome lendário no pensamento Cristão contemporâneo, e isso é por uma razão.

Ele escreve com muita destreza e articula interpretações bíblicas e pensamentos de maneira maestral, daquele tipo que da até gosto de ler e entender. E 'O Incomparável Cristo' é um exemplo claro disso, as ideias ficam bem explicitas, os exemplos bem selecionados e o leitor teólogo apologético regozija.

O único link fraco na corrente é o último capitulo quando o autor se aventura por Apocalipse. Francam
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not what I was expecting, but still an enjoyable read. The book is broken into 4 sections. 1) portrait of Jesus from the NT, 2) how the church has presented Jesus throughout history, 3) how Jesus has inspired people, and 4) a portrait of Jesus in Revelation.

For me, section 1 was information overload, section 2 was fascinating, section 3 and 4 I really enjoyed. Section 4 especially gave me a greater appreciation of the person Jesus Christ - John Stott does a great job at explaining metaphors and
Byron Flores
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente recurso pero difícil de seguir. Es complejo en algunos puntos y necesita interpretación minuciosa
Stuart Samuels
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Thought the first chapter was great with to different views of the gospel. After that however he didn't keep the momentum going. ...more
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very fine; PTL. A Study of Jesus in 4 parts: I - NT witnesses. II - Various presentations of Jesus by church leaders in history. III - Jesus’ inspiration to people. IV - Jesus’ revelation.
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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PART I: The Original Jesus
...I find it helpful to detect in the four Evangelists four dimensions of the saving purpose of God: its length, depth, breadth and height. Matthew reveals its length, for he depicts the Christ of Scripture who looks back over long centuries of expectation. Mark emphasizes its depth, for he depicts the Suffering Servant who looks down to the depths of the humiliation he endured. In Luke it is the breadth of God's purpose that emerges, for he depicts the Savior of the wo
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was surprisingly disappointed with this. Part 1 is a useful condensing of Christology in the various New Testament books, but the rest is just mediocre. The main problem for me is that Stott, in trying to cover the vast diversity of perspectives on and responses to Christ has tried to cover too much ground without any real depth. To use a cliche, it's a mile wide and an inch deep. Perhaps removing several chapters from parts 2 and 3 and expanding others Stott could have provided a lot more mea ...more
Dec 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this book. Scripture is cited for every point made in this book and it creates an amazing picture of Christ and His influence on society and what is yet to come. It also gives a brief primer on the book of Revelation which may be helpful to those who struggle with it but don't have much time to really dig deep (although, you'll want to after you read it). ...more
Nicole K
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very thorough examination of the history of Jesus Christ and his influence on people in history. Stott could have veered towards the factual, but he grounds facts in heart truths. The book isn't too academic that the layman can't read it, but rather it is relevant to the Christian faith today. ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was an excellent summation of the Person of Christ. I came away with a great appreciation of His complexity, and a better understanding of how He was presented both in the Bible and through history.
Zorin Muller
Quite a way to learn Him
Kingsley Layton
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really helpful and resourceful book. Not for the hard of thinking.
Michael d'Offay
Oct 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, biographies
The book lived up to its title and Stott describes the Lord Jesus in all his humanity and glory. I enjoyed the way he references scripture but also history in showing how others have viewed Christ.
May 22, 2011 marked it as to-read
Recommended by Kathy. Read at Easter.
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John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why ...more

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“In God’s providence we have four gospels! For Jesus Christ is too great and glorious a person to be captured by one author or one perspective.” 1 likes
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