In this insightful book, Stott, clearly one of the most influential evangelical writers of our day, discusses many important topics for Christians today. He addresses subjects such as the gospel, discipleship, the Bible, the church, and the world. Stott's overriding thesis is that Christians must develop skills in double refusal' and double listening.' Christians must refuse the temptations to withdraw from or conform to the world, and must learn to listen both to the Word of God and to the world. Stott holds these thoughts throughout his book, striving to keep before the reader the challenge to avoid compromise and yet remain relevant. He does a good job of integrating his thesis with the material examined. He demonstrates a great understanding of the topics discussed, as evidenced by his knowledge of the writings of others in these subject areas. Those readers who have read Stott before and have come to expect great things from him will not be disappointed with this book. I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking direction regarding the difficult task of making an impact on the world for the sake of the Kingdom of God.