SPIRITUAL GROWTH SERIES
By Dr GLadwyn Turner
The Spiritual Growth series was written as a response to the burden to see people trained for the work of ministry. They are also good for teaching in a church setting, bible study and connect groups. The books have been translated into a number of languages and are widely used in church planter training. The four titles are: Foundations for Christian Life (Part 1), Living the Christian Life (Part 2), Giftings for the Christian Life (Part 3), Spiritual Warfare in the Christian Life (Part 4).
About the books:
Foundations for Christian Life
Can I be sure I am ‘saved’? Is it really necessary for a Christian to go to church? I was baptised as a baby, is that enough? I have faith, I think, but what do I do with it?
Solid foundations for Christian life are important. This is the book for helping you build strong foundations from the Bible, the Word of God. It’s the first in the Spiritual Growth series of four books. It’s great for self-study or for groups and other training.
Living the Christian Life
I want God to guide me but how will He? Isn’t it OK to read my star signs? How can the Bible help with my anger? Why is my family so against me being a Christian? Is it sometimes alright not to forgive?
The Bible is full of very practical wisdom on how to live as a Jesus-follower in our society today. Living the Christian Life will help you tap into this wisdom with chapters as diverse as coping with stress, living a sexually pure life and honouring the government. It’s the second in the Spiritual Growth series of four books, great for self-study or for groups and other training.
Giftings for the Christian Life
Why is there so much controversy about the Holy Spirit? Aren’t gifts the things God gave me when I was born? How do I know if I am filled with the Holy Spirit? Do I really have to speak in tongues?
The C1 church moved in the power of the Holy Spirit, after the Day of Pentecost. The New Testament teaching on this is for us today, and we need to find what the Word of God says and let the Holy Spirit fire revolutionise us as happened ‘in the beginning’ of the church. Giftings for the Christian Life is clear, Biblical teaching on the Person of the Holy Spirit and how He moves, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they operate in and through God’s people. It’s the third in the Spiritual Growth series of four books, great for self-study or for groups and other training.
Spiritual Warfare in the Christian Life
Can’t I just have a peaceful, quiet Christian life? Isn’t Jesus the Prince of Peace? My friend said some strange things are happening in his house at night – what is that?
There is a battle going on in the unseen realm, between the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness. We need to be aware of the character, strategies and methods the enemy of our soul uses, and know our authority in Jesus, as God’s children, to overcome his evil plans. Spiritual Warfare in the Christian Life is clear, Biblical teaching to help you understand and practise the principles of this unseen spiritual warfare for the Jesus-follower. It’s the fourth in the Spiritual Growth series of four books, great for self-study or for groups and other training.