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Baptism And Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (IVP Classics) [Paperback]

By John Stott (Author) & Michael S. Horton (Foreword by)
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Item description for Baptism And Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (IVP Classics) by John Stott & Michael S. Horton...

The Holy Spirit continues to be at work around the world as numerous renewal movements attest. In this classic study Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise of the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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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.

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Studio: IVP Books
Pages   153
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.04" Width: 4.32" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series  IVP Classics  
ISBN  0830834028  
ISBN13  9780830834020  

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John Stott(1921 2011) was rector emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and founder of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His many other books includeThe Cross of Christ, Your Mind Matters, andBasic Christianity."

John Stott has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible Speaks Today
  2. Christian Basics Bible Studies
  3. Didasko Files
  4. IVP Classics
  5. John Stott Bible Studies
  6. Lifeguide Bible Studies
  7. Lifeguide in Depth Bible Studies
  8. Reading the Bible with John Stott
  9. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered)

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Baptism and fullness - a review  Sep 7, 2005
Although it was written in 1964 (and before the modern charismatic movement hit its stride), this book is one of the best short treatments of the work of the Spirit that I have read. I especially appreciate the spirit of humility in which it is written. Emphasis in this book is not on extraordinary gifts, but fruit.

This book is a practical book that will affect how you understand the Holy Spirit. I encourage you to read it.
Good look at biblical Pneumatology  May 18, 2005
This is a good biblical study of the meaning and work of the Holy Spirit, Baptism of the Spirit, Filling with the Spirit, Gifts, Fruit of the Spirit etc. This is a very good and sober investigation - Stott is more concerned with seeing what the Bible actually says than with supporting either 'side' of the debate. I do think some will disagree with his methodology of interpretation which leads him to emphasize doctrinal passages (like the letters) and de-emphasize narrative passages that do not include a theological interpretation (like some of the passages from Acts). While I mostly agree with the distinction he draws between 'Baptism' and 'Filling' with the Spirit, I think he fails to adequately justify his position in light of what the texts actually say - and much of his argument depends upon this distinction. On the whole I would say this is a very good read for all Christians, no matter how much (or little) one feels connected with the Pentecostal/Charismatic movements.
This book is technical, but I think not OVERLY 'scholarly'. He wants to get it right, and I appreciate that.
A Brief Look at the Holy Spirit's Work  Aug 19, 2002
John Stott's work, Baptism and Fullness, I have to admit was expecting to be timid. To my surprise, it contained some pretty good information about how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers. This book concerns questions like, what is the promise of the Spirit in the Old Testament? To what extent does the promise apply? What is the "fruit of the Spirit" or the "fullness of the Spirit?" What about spiritual gifts? How many, and are they for today?

So, this book is a short and sweet look at these above questions. It was also pretty simple reading, though he occasionally refers to the greek language (that should not be a problem for you if you cannot read koine greek). I was not in full agreement with Stott (for instance with his interpretation of 1 Cor. 3 and the 'carnal' Christian); but for the most part, I was pleased with his approach. This work that I read was his updated second edition. One thing I would tell Stott to do if he makes a third edition is when covering if spiritual gifts are for today, discuss *which ones precisely* are for today. Otherwise, nice book (not ground-breaking, but good).

Careful look at Filling of the Holy Spirit  Apr 13, 2001
Stott carefully wades his way through the waters of life in the Spirit for Christians.

With all the different teachings about the work and manifestation of the Holy Spirit, Stott in this small volume contributes much towards beginning an understanding of the Scriptural view.

He correctly asserts that all life as a Christian is life in the Spirit. It begins at baptism, with water and Word of God and the gift of the Spirit and faith.

Holy Spirit does not want to draw attention to itself, but always to Christ our Savior. For there is forgiveness of sin in no other way. Spirit points not to individual gifts and manifestiation, but to edification of the body gathered under Word and Sacrament.

Carefully reflects that modern charismatic teaching of tongues does not reflect what NT teaches.

Must read if searching on the Holy Spirit  Jan 25, 2000
This book was well written. Mr. Stott put a lot of study and prayer into the writing of this book. It will open the Scripture up for a good understanding. People with all views will be made to rethink and look at the Scripture again to strengthen their understanding.

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