Portrait of Integrity: The Life of Ray C. Stedman
by Mark S. Mitchell
Joy of Living is proud to offer many studies with commentaries by Ray C. Stedman. We hope you will enjoy meeting the man behind the studies in Portrait of Integrity.
When asked why a biography of Ray Stedman should be written, Ray’s longtime friend Howard Hendricks responded, “He was a much more important leader in evangelicalism than most Christians would know, because of his incredible humility. He was never a self-promoter. He never sought high positions. But everywhere I go, to this day when I mention Ray Stedman’s name I get an incredible response… He would be a candidate, in my mind, for a position on the Mount Rushmore of evangelicals.”
J.I Packer made the following reference to Stedman: “Throughout the Christian centuries, from Crysostom and Augustine through Luther, Calvin, and Matthew Henry, to Martin Lloyd-Jones and Ray Stedman, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors.”
One of the men profoundly influenced by Ray Stedman was Charles Swindoll. After he and several pastors had met with Ray, Swindoll reflected, “As we said good-by to Ray, I walked a little slower. I thought about the things he had taught me …I wondered why I had been so privileged to have my ‘face’ reflected in his ‘water’ or my ‘iron’ sharpened by his ‘iron’… I found my self wanting to run back to his car and tell him how much I love and admire him.”
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