- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Intervarsity Press (May 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830838473
Many thanks to IVP for a review copy of what is considered John Stott’s last book, The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects Of Our Calling (at the time of the conclusion of The Radical Disciple, Stott was eighty-eight (p. 136). He’s now 90.
Regarding purpose for writing The Radical Disciple, John Stott in his own words: “So my purpose in this book is to consider eight characteristics of Christian discipleship that are often neglected and yet deserve to be taken seriously.” (p. 16)
The Radical Disciple is Stott to the letter: concise, well-reasoned, biblical, and pointed. But of the eight characteristics outlined in the book, I was especially touched by the fourth: Creation Care. Recently I had read Green Like God and interviewed its author, Jonathan Merritt. In answer to one of the questions I asked him, Mr. Merritt cited John Stott as someone who championed “Creation Care.”
After completing The Radical Disciple, knowing that it was John Stott’s last book, I was a bit disappointed that he had not been more personal and vulnerable.
But we praise God for your faithful service to him over the years.