Christian Maturity: Applying God's Principles for Spiritual Growth defines what spiritual maturity is and what it is not, presents specific ways to recognize growth to maturity, details obstacles that hinder growth and ends with a chapter on growth stimulators. This short, concise and easy-to-read book is a positive and objective analysis of Christian maturity from a biblical perspective. At the same time it is a highly practical, how to book. Spiritual maturity is a composition of faith, hope and charity; however, it manifests itself in fundamental honesty, humility, personal discipline, wisdom, proper response to criticism, proper response to adversity and reproduction. The book examines each of these characteristics in detail and shows how they identify a person's spiritual growth level. It also shows how easily it is to be deceived by other characteristics in people that are commonly mistaken as marks of spiritual maturity. The book is intended to equip and motivate each reader to evaluate himself. The information will strengthen and fortify those who read it against deception. Its main thrust is to stimulate spiritual growth in God's people. There are 14 chapters in Christian Maturity: Applying God's Principles for Spiritual Growth. It is written in layman's language. The claims and recommendations are substantiated with scores of Scriptures. It is personally provocative and edifying. It is also ideal for teaching and small group studies.
About the Author LESTER HUTSON served as a Baptist pastor for over 55 years. He is now Associate Pastor of Northwest Baptist Church in Houston, a field representative for the Christian Law Association, a conference and revival speaker and the author of numerous books including Basic Bible Truths, an internationally used soul-winning method.