Basic Christianity, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 31, 2012 - Reference - 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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Contents

Foreword by Rick Warren
7
Preface
13
The Claims of Christ
29
The Character of Christ
45
The Resurrection of Christ
57
The Fact and Nature of Sin
75
The Consequences of Sin
87
The Death of Christ
101
The Salvation of Christ
119
Counting the Cost
131
Reaching a Decision
145
Being a Christian
155
Study Questions
169
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About the author (2012)

John Stott was born in London, England on April 27, 1921. He converted to Christianity in 1938. He graduated with a double first in French and theology from Trinity College, Cambridge University. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1945. He published over 70 books between 1954 and 2010 including Personal Evangelism, Becoming a Christian, Parochial Evangelism by the Laity, Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, Issues Facing Christians Today, and The Radical Disciple. He died on July 27, 2011 at the age of 90.

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