Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today, By John Stott

Baptism and Fullness

The Work of the Holy Spirit Today

by John Stott

Baptism and Fullness
  • Length: 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: February 16, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3426
  • ISBN: 9780830834266

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"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)."

From the foreword by Michael Horton

Read an Excerpt


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


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John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.