Baptism and Fullness
"The Christian life is life in the Spirit," writes John Stott. "It would be impossible to be a Christian, let alone to live and grow as a Christian, without the ministry of the gracious Spirit of God. All we have and are as Christians we owe to him."
The Holy Spirit continues to be at work around the world, as numerous renewal movements attest. Yet much confusion and controversy remain regarding the Holy Spirit's activity. In this classic study, John Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise, the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He offers particular guidance on the nature of "the baptism of the Spirit" and whether certain spiritual gifts and experiences should be normative for all Christians.
Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life.
"Christ is the center of this, as all of Stott's other writings and sermons. . . . This book reminds us that wherever we land on the issues related to spiritual gifts, the primary role of the Holy Spirit is to witness to Christ and to equip the church as the witness to Christ, 'that in everything he might have preeminence' (Colossians 1:18)."
Foreword by Michael Horton
Preface to the Second Edition
1. The Promise of the Spirit
2. The Fullness of the Spirit
3. The Fruit of the Spirit
4. The Gifts of the Spirit