Title– How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life
Author– Darryl Dash
Publisher– Moody Publishers
Genre– Christian Living/Spiritual Growth
I’m always looking for ways to increase my spiritual growth. I love books that offer plenty of practical help that I can install into my own life. So, when I saw Dash’s “How to Grow” I was immediately drawn to read the book.
I must admit, I was skeptical when I saw the title, though. “How to Grow” seemed to me to just be another book on methods that might work for some people, but not for all people. I’ve read Christian books that offer practical ways to increase your spiritual growth, yet those ways are catered to a select few.
That is not the case with “How to Grow” by Darryl Dash.
This book offers an old, but at the same time fresh, view of growing in the faith. Dash’s book begins with a whole chapter dedicated to explaining the glorious news of the gospel. The first chapter serves as a wonderful foundation for the rest of what Dash will say in the following chapters. This would be a chapter any Christian could learn from in order to share the gospel with the lost!
The following chapters build upon the foundation of the gospel. In this way, Dash offers a different way of approaching spiritual growth. Other books on this subject usually dive right into the practical steps to improve the reader’s life. “How to Grow” begins with an explanation of the gospel, the Christian’s need for growth, and then launches into practical helps for the Christian life.
Overall, this book was an enjoyable read! The best part about this book is that it includes at the end of each chapter, a summary of what was said, questions to reflect on what was said, and very practical steps to put into action what was said in the chapter.
“How to Grow” can be a quick read, but really, it will require return visits to really digest what Darryl Dash has wonderfully written. This is a book that any Christian, at any stage of life or maturity, should read! It would be a great gift for a new believer to learn what the Christian life is all about. But, it’s a beautiful reminder and encouragement to the mature believer who is still growing in order to become more and more like Christ.
I will be returning to read this book again and again over the next year, I am sure!