Using the church as a framework, Through the Year with John Stott explores in 365 days the whole biblical story from creation to the end times. One of the most highly respected Bible teachers of our times, John Stott gets to the heart of each of the 365 carefully selected passages, covering every essential Christian teaching in a single volume. The readings are broken up into weekly themes. Each devotion is based on a key passage of Scripture, and includes biblical references for further exploration.
This new edition of this much-loved classic devotional includes a new foreword from Old Testament Scholar Chris Wright.
"I can’t think of anyone who has been more effective [than John Stott] in introducing so many people to a biblical worldview. He represents a touchstone of authentic biblical scholarship." – Billy Graham
“Stott’s mission is to pierce through all the encrustations and share direct contact with Jesus.” – New York Times
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I loved this devotional so much. This is the first time reading a devotional like this. I highly recommend this book and I will be getting a copy to add to my home library.
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Firstly I love the 'Note to the Reader' at the beginning of the book which explains how the book can be read. "Throughout the Year with John Stott" is essentially split into three parts:
1. God the Father (Creation to Christ : September-December),
2. God the Son (Christmas to Pentecost : January-April) and
3. God the Holy Spirit (Pentecost to Parousia : May - August).
Stott explains that the reader can jump in and join the story at any point. Each 'part' is preceded by an introduction and each week by an explanation and checklist. As there are no dates per se, it's possible to use the book perpetually.
The book tells the whole biblical story in a series of daily devotionals. Each devotional consists of a passage of Scripture, a reflection and further reading. This format allows busy people to experience Scripture daily, but also permits those with more time to engage more deeply and better understand the links between the Old and New Testaments.
I'll definitely be making a purchase of the physical copy of this book. I can see it being one that I would enjoy and benefit from reading every year.
What a straightforward and useful resource for any Christian worth their sort. . A voice of reasoning.
I couldn't help hearing John Stott's own unique voice as I read this devotional. It has a surprising depth and breadth of insight for a devotional and I like that very much. Thoroughly biblical and with enough theological depth and insight to satisfy the soul and leave you hungry for more. Highly recommended. I will purchase this when released and add it to my selective choice of daily devotionals.
Thanks to NetGalley and Lion Hudson for ARC.