Darryl Dash's How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life explores, in a conversational style, the importance topics of spiritual growth and development in the Christian life. This is an extremely useful, habit-based approach to the Christian spiritual life. But it's also a deeply-formed spirituality that realizes the importance of grace: Dash is very direct at saying what spiritual growth is not; it isn't reaching a new level spirituality in a kind of "levelling up" way, but it means to constantly return to the ABCs of the gospel and grow in them and their applications. Spiritual growth is not something that we can muster up by ourselves; it's not a form of self-help but it is an utter dependence and reliance on God and God's grace.
Dash's approach ultimately rejects the individualization that names so much Christian spirituality, in favor of a worship-full life together with others.
How to Grow analyzes not only the "bad" theology of so many spiritual growth books -- it gives a positive vision.
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