Part of The Contemporary Christian Series

John Stott’s bestselling volume, The Contemporary Christian: An Urgent Plea for Double Listening, updated and presented for today’s audience

The church lies at the centre of God’s purpose. Christ gave himself ‘to purify for himself a people that are his own’.

But when we think about church, there’s the tension between the ideal and the reality. The former is beautiful: God’s special treasure, the covenant community, a haven of love and peace. The latter? A motley rabble needing constant rebuke and exhortation.

Here we focus on the ideal, on what God intends his church to be, while all the time keeping in view the reality, so that we can grasp the changes that need to be made.

 


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Stott exercised a worldwide ministry as a church leader, Bible expositor and author. His bestselling books have been translated into numerous languages, won several awards and shaped whole generations of ministers, thinkers, writers and bloggers. John was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Langham Place, London and Founder-President of the Langham Partnership. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s 2006 New Year honours.

 


 

The Church: A Unique Gathering of People is published by SPCK and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE

 


 

DOWNLOADING INFORMATION

Our audiobooks download as zipped files (due to their size and for your convenience). Once unzipped you will find all of the mp3 files for your audiobook named, and in correct file order.  Due to the way Apple has designed iOS, iPhones and iPads don’t recognise these zip files automatically (unlike Android devices).  So, if you buy one of our titles via your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to find and listen to your files:

[1] Download for FREE iZip for iOS – then download the audiobook using the link provided either on the webpage or the email we sent you. After the file has downloaded click on the Open With option and choose iZip. The app will open and ask if you want it to unzip all the files, say yes. A minute or so later you will have a list of mp3 files in order, and you just need to tap on the one you want to play and it will start playing in the Audioplayer. You can easily play, pause, jump forward or back.

[2] Slightly easier – download the zip file to your PC or MAC, unzip it to a folder you know the location of (such as your Music or Documents folder), then use iTunes to transfer the files in the same way you would a music album.

We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!

Author

John Stott with Tim Chester

Narrator

Neil Gardner

Producer/Director

Neil Gardner

Released

2020

File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)

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