Grow Like Jesus (Paperback)

Practicing Luke 2:52 Discipleship

By Stephen Caldwell

Elevate Faith, 9781943425204, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

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Grow Like Jesus is the first book to delve into Luke 2:52, "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."--a verse that spans the gap between Jesus the child and Jesus at the start of his ministry--and unpack its lessons in ways that are simple to understand but deep enough to drive meaningful changes in a person's life.

While we don't know if Jesus performed miracles while living in Egypt, if he caught fireflies at night as a kid or if he went to sleepovers with his friends, we can be sure he wasn't just hanging around eating lentils and pomegranates. Based on Luke 2:52, we know he was growing in four specific areas: wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with people. In other words, he grew intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially.

As it turns out (and it shouldn't come as a surprise) continual growth in these four areas will prepare us for success in life as followers of Christ--the type of success that allows us to know God and make him known; in other words, real success. The practical, applicable and accessible knowledge of Grow Like Jesus is perfect for anyone new to a faith in Christ or looking to breathe new life into their existing faith.

About the Author

Stephen Caldwell is the owner, chief word architect, and janitor of WordBuilders Communications. His career includes writing and editing credits in the newspaper, magazine, marketing, advertising, training, and book industries, and these days he spends most of his working hours either helping clients develop and share their ideas or wrestling with his own writing projects. His work history includes sport and family journalism, an entrepreneurial effort as the executive editor of The Life@Work Journal, and four years as the director of learning experiences for SVI. Stephen and his wife, Audrey, are active in Cross Church of Fayetteville and in their community. They share a blended family that includes seven children and eleven (at last count) grandchildren. They enjoy spending time together however possible, but especially when it involves traveling or spoiling their grandkids.