Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life, By John Stott

Your Mind Matters

The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life

IVP Classics

by John Stott
Foreword by Mark A. Noll

Your Mind Matters
  • Length: 93 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: November 10, 2006
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3408
  • ISBN: 9780830834082

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"Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service," writes John Stott. "If we do not use the mind which God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality."

While Christians have had a long heritage of rigorous scholarship and careful thinking, some circles still view the intellect with suspicion or even as contradictory to Christian faith. And many non-Christians are quick to label Christians as anti-intellectual and obscurantist. But this need not be so.

In this classic introduction to Christian thinking, John Stott makes a forceful appeal for Christian discipleship that engages the mind as well as the heart.


Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition

1. Mindless Christianity
2. Why Use Our Minds?
3. The Mind in the Christian Life
4. Acting on Our Knowledge

John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.