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FIRST PUBLISHED 2014. EXPANDED AND UPDATED EDITION TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2020.
A story that John Stott himself hoped would be told.
RRP £9.99 224pp
This authorized biography gives unique insights into how John Stott was able to achieve so much. Frances Whitehead worked with him for 55 years. In the words of Mark Labberton, President of Fuller Seminary, each was 'fast, exacting, and determined'. Their relationship was described by one of Stott's study assistants as 'a marriage without the marriage'. According to Roy McLoughry, theirs was 'one of the greatest partnerships of the 20th century'.
Learn how they met, and what made Frances such a tigerish gatekeeper. Her family story is very colourful. This is no ordinary Christian biography. Read a precis and endorsements below.
New edition to be published in the UK by Dictum and in the US by Wipf and Stock. Available from internet booksellers globally.
Look out for 'Uncle John' for younger readers, also to be released in 2020. Authorized, and including material not published elsewhere.
FIRST PUBLISHED 2012. EXPANDED AND UPDATED EDITION TO BE RELEASED IN AUTUMN 2020.
One of the foremost church leaders of the 20th century.
This is a unique collection of perspectives on John Stott's ministry. It includes writers from all continents, each who knew him personally. All contributions are well-researched, together bringing a picture of a multi-faceted ministry - ever strategic, and always pastoral.
Contributors include Chris Wright, Frances Whitehead, Lindsay Brown, Ajith Fernando, Samuel Escobar and Dave Bookless.
To be released Autumn 2020.
FIRST PUBLISHED 2013. EXPANDED AND UPDATED EDITION TO BE RELEASED IN AUTUMN 2020.
John Stott was known around the world as 'Uncle John'. Revised and updated biography for younger readers to be published in Autumn 2020, ready to mark the centenary of John Stott's birth in April 2021.
You will learn how John Stott was a chaplain to the Queen, and how he made himself homeless (for a short time) while a curate. You will also learn of his work in universities worldwide, his contribution to the Lausanne Movement, and his friendship with Billy Graham.
Uncle John lived for 40 years in a small two-room flat in London, where his bedroom was also a corridor. The desk in this room was used by his Study Assistant. It had been rescued from a skip!
Here is a book about one of the 100 most-influential people in the world (TIME magazine).. It is full of stories and surprises.
Includes Fact Files, and true stories which do not appear anywhere else.
Samuel Morse (of the Morse code) shared Uncle John's birthday, and had lived very close by. Sherlock Holmes also makes a fleeting appearance.
To be published in the UK by Dictum.
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2019 edition published by Wipf and Stock
John Stott said Charles Simeon was his mentor, through his writing, and that it was Simeon who taught him how to preach. He asked for words from Simeon's memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church to be written on his own headstone (in Dale churchyard in Pembrokeshire, near his writing retreat, The Hookses).
Charles Simeon (1759-1836) was one of the foremost evangelical leaders of the Anglican church. While based in Holy Trinity, Cambridge all his life, his influence stretched across the world.
Henry Martyn, whom he loved as a son, was his curate. Henry Martyn's influence through his Bible translation into Urdu, Persian, Judeao-Persian and Arabic was wide-reaching.
This short book looks at Simeon's life, and tracks his legacy down to the present day. The Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU) which formed the root of mission endeavour in many parts of the world, traces its beginnings to Simeon. He purchased advowsons (the right to appoint clergy) in many parishes, and Simeon's Trustees (now merged with Hyndman's Trust) continue to make these appointments.
The silhouette artist Edouart Augustin cut Simeon's silhouettes as he preached. This book features each of the silhouettes. The UK edition (available now from 10ofthose.com) includes a concertina pull-out of the silhouettes, which may be framed.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Charles Simeon was the most influential evangelical in the Church of England during the age of Wilberforce - a powerful influence over successive generation of Cambridge ordinands. Here is an attractive vignette of a great preacher and a great man.
David Bebbington Professor of History, University of Stirling.
As an undergraduate at King's, I was thankful for the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the College and the University. The work carried on so faithfully by Charles Simeon, a fellow of King's and vicar of Holy Trinity, continues today.
Jeremy Lefroy MP for Stafford constituency.
Charles Simeon's commitment to expository preaching, personal godliness, and global mission is inspiring. I pray it will continue to influence evangelical ministry for generations to come.
Vaughan Roberts Rector, St Ebbe's Church, Oxford.