Seedbed has just published my newest book, Perfect Love: Recovering Entire Sanctification – The Lost Power of the Methodist Movement. I have more excitement and nervous energy about this book than any other book I have written. I wrote two books from a sense of direct calling from God to write on a particular topic at a particular time. The first one was The Class Meeting. This book is the second. After a conversation with Andy Miller at Seedbed, I sensed it was time to invite John Wesley’s spiritual heirs to boldly claim the doctrine he believed was the reason God breathed life into Methodism in the first place.
Since I started writing the book, I have seen people experience powerful and dramatic growth in holiness. And I know of at least one recent testimony to entire sanctification. And I am confident there are others! God is up to something in our tribe.
It is time to recover entire sanctification, the lost power of the Methodist movement.
Seedbed is hosting a Summer Book Club and you are invited to join! This group will be unlike other book clubs. We will not merely read a book and discuss interesting ideas together. We are joining together to press in after God and ask him to give us the indescribably precious gift of perfect love. We are going to read, yes. But, more importantly, we are going to pray. And we are going to seek all that God has for us. After all, as my friend and Seedbed Sower in Chief J. D. Walt says, “The best of the gospel is the rest of the gospel.”
I hope you will join me. You need this. And Methodism needs this.
Kevin M. Watson teaches, writes, and preaches to empower community, discipleship, and stewardship of our heritage. Click here to get future posts emailed to you.
Louise Bowers said:
Kevin, thank you so much for your contribution to our Summer Book Club Zoom meeting today. Our Discipleship Band met about an hour before the Zoom meeting and your comments made me feel like you had been listening in to our group! We are all reading your book and we find ourselves challenged, frustrated, excited, believing one minute, and thinking,”This is not possible in real life!”, the next! You’ve so encouraged me because I was “trending” toward despair over not having experienced Entire Sanctification the way I thought I should.
Your new church home will be blessed to have you! You and your family will be in my prayers. I will pray especially that you are able to label everything carefully so that you can find what you need when you get there! God bless you!
Kevin M. Watson said:
Thank you so much, Louise! It was a blessing to be with you. I am so grateful for your prayers.
Carol Perry said:
I participated in the Seedbed Summer Book Club and throughly enjoyed your book. I’m in my seventh year as a Methodist, this was the first time I’d heard of entire sanctification. I have to say this book should be mandated reading for every membership class. There is a lot to unpack so I’m reading it again to soak it up. Thank you for writing this book and bringing to light what seems to be important lost Wesleyan heritage. Blessings to you and your family as you settle into you new season of life.
Kevin M. Watson said:
Thank you so much for your kind words, Carol! God bless you.