Welcome to episode 7 of the deeperChristian Podcast—in this episode, we conclude our mini-series on five ways to grow in your spiritual life—focusing on five key ways to grow and experience lifelong transformation in Jesus Christ.
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Episode 7 Overview
In this episode, we conclude our series looking at the fifth pillar of spiritual growth: lifelong transformation. You will learn …
- the importance of continual growth
- why having a plan can speed up growth, maturity, and progression in the Christian life
- five key ways to grow in Jesus including:
- having a personal growth plan
- setting goals
- reading books
- attending conferences, taking courses, and being mentored
- the importance of thinking, reflecting, and learning
Show Notes / Additional Resources
5 Ideas to Help You Grow In Jesus Christ:
For more details about each of these areas, I encourage you to check out the free PDF of the book The Five Pillars of Christian Growth
- Have a personal growth plan
- Set goals
- Read books
- Attend conferences, take courses, and be mentored
- Think, Journal, Discuss, Learn, and Grow
In no particular order, here are ten great books that will lead you to greater understanding and intimacy with Jesus Christ.
Each book is linked to Amazon. If you decide to purchase the book and use this link, Amazon will donate a portion of the cost to deeperChristian at no additional expense to you. It’s a great way to buy a book and support deeperChristian!
- Power Through Prayer (EM Bounds)
- The Saving Life of Christ & The Mystery of Godliness (Ian Thomas)
- Absolute Surrender (Andrew Murray)
- Humility (Andrew Murray
- God’s Missionary (Amy Carmichael)
- Practicing His Presence (Brother Lawrence)
- The Pursuit of God (AW Tozer)
- God’s Pursuit of Man (AW Tozer) [previously called Divine Conquest]
- Why Revival Tarries (Leonard Ravenhill)
- They Found the Secret (V. Raymond Edman)
Coming Soon: we are working on a 100+ title recommended Christian reading page on this site which will include classic Christian titles, incredible biographies, and more. Stay tuned!
Other Resources Mentioned in the Episode
- DayOne (Journaling App)
- Book: 5 Pillars of Christian Growth
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About NRJohnson & the Deeper Christian Podcast
NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
The Deeper Christian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.