THE DEATH OF JOHN STOTT is undoubtedly a massive loss to the world of Christian bookselling and publishing as well as to the wider church. Please feel welcome to post any tributes to him here.
Liz Cook writes:
I just wanted to post on the news of the death yesterday of the Rev. Dr John Stott – known to many of us who were/are at All Souls’ Langham Place as ‘Uncle John’.
He taught me to read the Bible intelligently, to spend time each day with God, to read Christian books – in short to be a ‘thinking Christian’ and to use my brain. His love for the Lord was apparent, whether he was preaching at the annual doctors’ service in All Souls or simply having a chat with a very new Christian.
My husband was introduced to John on a hillside in Keswick in July 1973. When Rob told him he was coming to London to work in September John said ‘you must come to my church’. Rob duly turned up at All Souls and after the service John greeted him by name! This small gesture led to Rob returning the following Sunday and giving his life to Christ soon afterwards.
Rob was instrumental in bringing me to the Lord and so the story continues. Many well known people became Christians as a result of John’s teaching – and many ordinary people did as well. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude.