I have always found it impossible to remain neutral when John Stott preaches from the Scriptures. He seems to talk personally to each person in his audience—without affectation, almost calmly, it seems—and yet preaches with amazing power, authority, and grace. His unfolding of the text is always accomplished with clarity and a disarming simplicity, a simplicity made possible by unhurried meditation and prayer, and the careful, deep study of a gifted scholar. Now in the final years of his long and fruitful life, we can be grateful that Stott’s biography has been written by his friend, hymn-writer and bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith. In the first volume, John Stott: The Making of Leader, Dudley-Smith told the story of Stott’s life from 1921-1960. Now, in John Stott: A Global Ministry, he brings us into the ’90s. This biography is massive and detailed, the story of a man who with great energy served Christ and his Church. It honors an evangelical pastor, birder, and theologian who made God’s word the center of his life and work, and whose impact for the Kingdom has been enormous.