‘Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life’


In his letter to the Colossians, the apostle Paul writes that the goal of his ministry is to “present everyone mature in Christ” (Col. 1:28). So how do we reach the level of Christian maturity to which Paul refers?

Sinclair Ferguson, pastor, theologian, and longtime friend of Alistair Begg, gives us a roadmap for developing a mature faith.

Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life takes us lovingly and thoroughly through the steps and pitfalls on the journey to Christian maturity. In twelve chapters, the book explains how to be on the alert for symptoms of faith decay, how to overcome temptation and cope with suffering, and how to press on patiently and diligently to the end.

Beginning with a biblical definition of maturity and its characteristics, the opening chapter provides an overview of the path of spiritual growth that produces a deep faith. Sinclair then takes each part of that journey and examines it in turn, guiding us through the spiritual blessings that are ours in Christ, as well as the challenges we’re certain to face along the way.

Assuring us that we’re not alone on the pilgrimage, Sinclair reminds us that we can take heart in knowing our progress is empowered by the indwelling Spirit of Christ. Rich in biblical content, Maturity helps us understand that “there is much more to the Christian life than any of us imagine at the beginning of it—perhaps dauntingly more, but at the same time exhilaratingly and wonderfully more.”

Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life is a book that nourishes the mind and sustains the heart by repeatedly turning to Scripture. Decades of pastoral and classroom ministry are distilled in this book that has helped readers for generations.

If you want to understand what the Bible teaches about Christian maturity—and more than that, experience it—request your copy of Maturity by Sinclair Ferguson today.

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