It seems everyone has a story about the way in which Stott impacted their life. I thought this was one of the better tributes from someone that knew him personally. There are multiple side links too, including a 1996 article from CT in which Stott is quoted,

“Every authentic ministry begins … with the conviction that we have been called to handle God’s Word as its guardians and heralds,” he wrote in his commentary on Thessalonians. “Our task is to keep it, study it, expound it, apply it, and obey it.” And so he has.

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