Unto Full Stature is an amazingly gripping book dealing with Christian growth and maturity from a God-centered perspective. This book is progressive in nature, and eminently practical. Anyone who yearns for greater spiritual maturity will find this book to be a fountain of blessing, enlightenment, and challenge.
Beginning with the need to gain a God-given perspective and vision, the author proceeds to show that full stature is not something we should postpone until some unknown future, but something that we should be enjoying now. He then proceeds to show that this maturity and growth can only be achieved in co-operation with and in vital union with Christ. Finally, he shows clearly that full stature is not just something for the individual, but for Christ's corporate body in its entirety. Indeed, the author maintains, full stature cannot be fully attained except as one realizes, accepts, and takes his position as a fully functioning member of that corporate body.
The author uses many diagrams and illustrations throughout the book as he methodically presents a step by step approach, through eight levels of spiritual maturity. He expresses hidden reasons why the child of God flounders in vision, lacks spiritual perspective, misunderstands his calling and purpose, disregards the important place of the will, and abuses his body as he zealously lives at exhaustion point.
A few chapter titles will give some idea of the burden and emphasis of this classic volume on spiritual maturity:
"An Awakened Sense of Divine Destiny"
"Four Steps in Liberating the Will"
"The Master Design in the Universe"
"Learning to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit"
"Self-introspection or His Unveiling"
"Occupied with Other Things - Missing Him"
Who is Devern Fomke?