Christians must come alive to the realities of the gospel, through the awareness which is the Holy Spirit's gift. They must reject everything that is dead and life destroying, and in mutual interchange and joyful response awaken to the life whose source is the dynamic, living God. This is the message of the five addresses given by Bishop John Taylor during the Mission to the University of Oxford early in 1986. In his incomparably graceful and poetic style, the author of The Go-Between God presents a vision of Christian living which will speak to this and future generations. John V. Taylor was Bishop of Winchester.