While searching for a book to read on the church recently at a Christian bookstore, I stumbled in to Dr. John Stott’s The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor. I immediately forgot about the other title and decided to purchase the work of Stott (it didn’t hurt having a 30% discount coupon either).
Dr. Stott has become a preeminent Bible expositor and theologian in the evangelical world. We may not agree with his Anglicanism, but when he writes, whatever our denominational distinctives, we must read, for he writes with such scholarly precision, soaked in Scriptural reflections.
Dr. Stott has given us a worthwhile book to read in this postmodern world of ours. The Living Church is a great balance between the traditional church and the contemporary church. It safeguards us against the dead orthodoxy of the modern church and the pluralism of the postmodern church.
The Living Church by Dr. Stott builds on Acts 2:42-47 and presents four marks of a living and healthy church. I wholeheartedly commend this wonderful volume to pastors, especially those who are just entering the ministry and are disillusioned with the traditional church.