John Stott – The Passing of a Giant

John Stott has died. He was 90.

John Stott is one of my most revered christian leaders. His writings have influenced me more than perhaps anyone else, although I enjoyed reading the likes of JI Packer, CS Lewis and Gordon Fee just as much. The church will miss him badly. I will miss him. Just on Tuesday night I was at Koorong and got another one of his books (The Cross of Christ). His emphasis on good preaching should be heeded by so many today.

If you have never read any of his books, go and get one – any one (start with Basic Christianity).

John Stott has run a great race, fought a great fight, and will certainly have the Lord say to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.


One thought on “John Stott – The Passing of a Giant

  1. Thank you for the link. I love those letters, RIP: not Rest in Peace but Resurrection in Progress. Stott was a truly remarkable man. Another tribute you might care to add, from Archdruid Eileen John Stott (1921-2011) (


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