What does it mean to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’? In this valuable book, Paul Wells takes the reader through the five conditions favourable for growth in Christ: planting in the right place for spiritual life to begin; rooting in the biblical teaching of the word of God; growing up to stability in Christ; maturity and vitality through the work of the Spirit; and fruitfulness as the outcome of growth into Christ.
Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Paul Wells is emeritus professor of the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix–en–Provence, France and editor of the international journal Unio Cum Christo. After working in France as a theological educator for many years, he now lives in Liverpool. He has published many books in French including a new translation of Calvin’s ‘Institutes’ in 2009 and more recently a two–volume theology.
"Growing in Christ is a biblical and theological feast that encourages readers to hunger for more. Regardless of where you may be on your Christian journey, this personal, practical and enjoyable guide offers rich nourishment for the soul. I will return often to Paul Wells’ simple but profound study on Christian growth." - Peter Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Authored by a lifelong defender of biblical truth, this book provides a healthy corrective for any who imagine that spiritual growth can bypass robust theology." - James Hely Hutchinson, Director, Institut Biblique de Bruxelles, Belgium
"… a succinct, helpful, biblical, theological, and practical book that details enduring growth through five biblical steps … By the Spirit’s grace, this book will instruct, edify, and mature you in our wonderful Saviour, so that you will bear fruit to His glory." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Paul Wells writes with conviction and clarity, with care and compassion, with straightforward affection and a lively tone. For those committed to growing more like Christ, or for those seeking to helping others grow, this will be a genuinely useful resource." - Jeremy Walker, Pastor, Maidenbower Baptist Church, UK
"Reading this book is to benefit from Paul Wells’ own deep rootedness in the Scriptures. In a world calling us to question any truth outside ourselves, we need this urgent and encouraging reminder of our true calling to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus." - Kathleen B. Nielson, Director of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition