From the back cover of the book:
"Spiritual growth is not the same in every Christian," writes Sinclair Ferguson. "It is not possible to neatly package the ways in which God brings us to maturity and then suggest that everyone must fit into this pattern. That would be fooish and unbiblical."
After dispensing with pat formulas, Ferguson leads us through a rich study of the spiritual growth of Jesus and several other biblical characters.
Ferguson describes the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with God's people. But he goes further to explain essential principles of grace which must take root in the believer's heart: a healthy fear of the Lord, a continual longing to know God, an understanding of the crucified life, genuine love of others, and an experience of the free, full love of God. He then illustrates the nature of our individual differences through lively character studies: Daniel's steady growth, Peter's fits and starts, and Timothy's trials.
Enjoyable reading by a gifted author, this book offers sound, biblical advice to the young Christian, and needed encouragement to the disciple who wants to go deeper in his relationship with God. In a fresh and creative style, this book teaches us that "spiritual progress should not be measured only by outward evidences." As Ferguson says, "spiritual growth will always involve understanding, appreciating, receiving and enjoying the grace of God." This book will help you experience more of God's grace for joyful, lifelong progress toward maturity.
Deep and complex ideas in simple terms. Applicable and relevant. Ancient truths in timeless language.