Basic Christianity, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 31, 2012 - Religion - 174 pages
In this book world-renowned scholar and preacher John Stott clearly defines both the fundamental claims of Christianity and the proper outworkings of those basic beliefs in the daily lives of believers. Stott's Basic Christianity is a sound, sensible guide for anyone seeking an intellectually satisfying presentation of the Christian faith.

Named one of the Top 100 Books of the Millennium by World magazine and listed among Christianity Today's Top 100 Books of the 20th Century, Basic Christianity has impacted countless readers worldwide.

"Anything John Stott says is worth listening to. Anything he writes is worth reading. Basic Christianity is not only a classic must-read for every believer; it is truly a blessing preserved on the written page for the enrichment of this generation and those to come."
-- Anne Graham Lotz
 

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Some books are tethered to a particular time and age and are very helpful and useful at the time. But, the Lord, every so often, uses someone that seemingly transcends the time and helps us see the timeless. Stott's "Basic Christianity" is one of those books. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
7
Preface to the 50th Anniversary Edition
9
Preface
13
The Right Approach
17
WHO CHRIST IS
27
The Claims of Christ
29
The Character of Christ
45
The Resurrection of Christ
57
The Consequences of Sin
87
WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE
99
The Death of Christ
101
The Salvation of Christ
119
HOW TO RESPOND
129
Counting the Cost
131
Reaching a Decision
145
Being a Christian
155

WHAT WE NEED
73
The Fact and nature of Sin
75
Study Questions
169
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About the author (2012)

John Stott (1921 2011) was rector emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and founder of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His many other books include The Cross of Christ, Your Mind Matters, and The Radical Disciple.

Evangelical pastor Richard Duane "Rick" Warren was born in San Jose, California on January 28, 1954. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked at the Texas Ranch for Christ before founding the megachurch Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California in 1980. He has written or co-written several books including The Purpose Driven Church, The Purpose Driven Life, and The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life. He has lectured as a theologian at many universities and seminaries and was chosen in 2008 by President-elect Obama to give the invocation at his inauguration ceremony.

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