Two weeks ago I posted on The Third Lausanne Conference that is about to begin in Cape Town. Our city is starting to fill up with guests and speakers from all over the world… Jonn Stott, one of the founders of the Lausanne Congress will not be speaking at Lausanne, as he is retired from public speaking. But on his behalf, Christopher JH Wright will read a letter that John has written in honor of this historic event. I have a fantastic collection of John Stott books to GiveAway this week. CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers will have a book table at the Conference and in honor of the event I have not one but three books to give away this week!!!
When I got these books I wondered to myself, “What does John Stott have to do with Lausanne?” and some of you might be wondering who John Stott is as well… John Stott is a Christian pastor who attended the first Lausanne Congress in 1974 and helped write the Lausanne Covenant. The Covenant provides a collaborative work amongst Christians world wide to grow the church and to spread The Gospel to all corners of the world.
And here are the books:
- Basic Christianity by John Stott: This is one of those Christian Classic’s that everyone should read. I read it a number of years ago and just reread it!!! Wow I had forgotten how great it is!!! This book examines a number of fundamental questions regarding: “What Christianity is all about” and who Jesus was. He examines the historical basis of Christianity, no waffling, he writes straight down the line providing practical answers.
- Why I Am a Christian: This Is My Story This book describes Stott’s walk as a Christian and he gives six clear and logical reasons why he is a Christian. This book makes compelling reading and begins with his description, not so much in the typical way that “He found Jesus”… but rather that “The Hound of Heaven” pursued him.
- John Stott: A Global Ministry: A Biography of the Later Years, Vol. 2This is the second volume in the biography of John Stott’s life. This is not a quick read, and if you enjoy a biography then you will love reading it and discovering about this man’s amazing life. It is not just a list of professional achievements, it explores his friends, his daily life and the amazing qualities that have defined his life: self-discipline, humility and a prayerful spirit.
If you would like to win these fabulous book then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 17 October 2010, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.
Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!