This book provides a concise yet thorough overview of the subject of the mode and meaning of baptism. The Old Testament roots are traced together with the New Testament practice, and the subsequent developments. Written by a conservative evangelical, it is an eirenic treatment which comes up with some interesting insights. There is much here to sharpen one's thinking and there is a challenge to review traditional practice in the light of Scripture. Evangelical Christians do not have as much outward unity as they might. This book hopes to stimulate a change.