The Stewardship of the Mystery - Volume 1 (1966)

by T. Austin-Sparks

Preface to Second Edition

This is a volume of messages given in Conference. They are retained in their spoken form. It is important that the reader should remember this, and the attitude should be rather that of one who is listening to, and watching, a speaker, than that of one who is taking account of literary style. It is marked Vol. 1. The ground covered is comprehensive; no one subject being dealt with very fully. Volume 2 is being revised for reprinting. It deals more specifically with some of the matters mentioned in Vol. 1.

The reprinting of these volumes (for some time out of print) is because of repeated requests for them.

The messages are in harmony with - if only a poor echo of - the heart-expression of the Apostle who provides the title - "...whom we proclaim, admonishing every man, and teaching every man ...that we may present every man perfect (complete, entire) in Christ; whereunto I labour..." (Col. 1:28,29). May this ministry be prospered unto that end.

T. Austin-Sparks
Forest Hill,

In keeping with T. Austin-Sparks' wishes that what was freely received should be freely given and not sold for profit, and that his messages be reproduced word for word, we ask if you choose to share these messages with others, to please respect his wishes and offer them freely - free of any changes, free of any charge (except necessary distribution costs) and with this statement included.