John Wesley’s phrase, “holiness of heart and life,” summarizes his vision of
Christian discipleship. When God’s grace renews the heart inwardly, then the
believer is transformed by living out a practical Christian life in the world.
From Almost to Altogether is a collection of nine sermons addressing Wesley’s
teaching on Christian discipleship. Wesley believed that there is a real difference
between the “almost Christian” and the “altogether Christian.” The love of God
is such that all are invited to receive that love and the transformation it brings.
Collectively, these sermons show what it means to move from almost to altogether
in the Christian life.
John Wesley was vitally driven by the practical reality of the inner witness and
outward working of the Holy Spirit. The sermons in this book along with the
other writings represented in The John Wesley Collection provided the early
Methodists vital resources in their mission to spread the gospel. Today they
continue to offer some of the most relevant and helpful messages regarding the
Bible’s promise of transformation for believers in Jesus Christ.