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Growing in Christ

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Growing in Christ explains just that—how to grow
in Christ. As this book shows, we mature spiritually by carefully
learning and thoughtfully living the essentials of the Christian
faith that are too often taken for granted or overlooked in our
daily lives.

These essentials—so beautifully summarized in the
Apostle's Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten
Commandments—provide the h

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Published March 31st 2009 by Crossway Books & Bibles (first published March 1st 1994)
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Joe Haack
Why is this not a classic? Seriously. Let me try and answer that question: The title. This book is probably cast aside because of the vague title. This is less a book on Christian Sanctification, and more an overview of "What Christians Believe." In fact, it used to be titled: "I Want to Be a Christian."

As an more in-depth introduction to Orthodox Christianity, I can't imagine a better book. I speak no hyperbole. This is so good.

This book is really a concise and devotional commentary on each p
Michael Vincent
An excellent doctrinal/devotional on the basics of the faith using familiar creeds and Scripture. Every Christian would gain from reading this beginning consideration of important historical teachings.
I started reading this book because I wanted to know more about the guiding principles behind the Lord's Prayer. The book is divided into 4 sections: The Apostle's Creed, Baptism and Conversion, The Lord's Prayer, and The Ten Commandments. The book helped me to understand the importance of each of these things in the Christian faith/lifestyle. While I did not agree with EVERY assumption that the author made regarding the implementation of the 10 commandments in today's society (i.e. placing homo ...more
A pretty good introductory book about the basics of the Christian faith, covering the Apostles' Creed, the topic of baptism, the Lord's prayer, and the Ten Commandments. I would recommend it except for the section on baptism. I believe I really did try to give Packer's explanation of his views on infant baptism a chance, but he has to jump through so many hoops compared to what I consider the simple Biblical teaching that baptism is a public profession of one's individual faith in Christ. I woul ...more
Leslie Christopher
I loved this book. I used it as a devotional, reading a chapter a day for as many days as it has chapters......another accessible book that encourages the reader in their sanctification.

Packer's style is very pastoral, winsome. He has a heart for sinners like me. This is another book that I will probably read a hundred times if I live long enough!
Mark Myers
I have enjoyed this book. A men's group has been reading and studying this book on Saturday mornings for a couple of years. The chapters are all three pages long, and represent short thoughts on main areas of Christian faith. Most men's groups would find the chapters too short to do only one chapter a week - two or even three would be an easy task.
Charles Erlandson
Simple but Profound Lessons on the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the 10 Commandments.
See my review on Amazon, and click "Help" if it helped you!
Sara Jane
Wow! Packer's economy with words made this book a great discussion tool for Bible study.
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Dr. Packer, the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College, was hailed by TIME as “a doctrinal Solomon” among Protestants. “Mediating debates on everything from a particular Bible translation to the acceptabi
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“When God gave Israel the Commandments on Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17), he introduced them by introducing himself. “God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of . . . bondage. You shall . . .’” (verse 1ff.). What God is and has done determines what his people must be and do. So study of the Decalogue should start by seeing what it tells us about God.” 1 likes
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