How to Grow

Are you dissatisfied with your spiritual life?

Do you feel stuck or stagnant? Are you tired of going through the motions of faith? Do you have a desire to go further up and deeper into the things of God, but don’t know how to get there? How to Grow is a book for people who want to grow spiritually and help others grow as well.

We often see the gospel as the starting point of the Christian life, rather than the main point of all of life. But the truth is that the gospel is the key to all ongoing growth in our lives. As Galatians 2:14 says, we are called to live our whole lives “in step with the truth of the gospel.” In How to Grow, Darryl Dash will walk you through a practical, habit-based approach to spiritual growth.

Join Darryl as he unpacks the gospel, shows how it applies to every area of your life, and helps you evaluate your current stage of growth so you know what steps to take next. You’ll learn why habits are important, how to build them, and which ones to focus on first. Plus, you’ll discover the roles that joy and desire play in our spiritual growth journey.

Practical without being formulaic, How to Grow offers actionable ideas to facilitate spiritual growth in the lives of regular, messy people—people like you and me.

Coming August 7 from Moody Publishers.

Ed Stetzer

God wants us to grow. But without a plan, growth will remain an aspiration instead of a reality. How to Grow provides a robust, practical, and habit-based plan to help individuals and churches become more intentional in pursuing transformation. If you’re interested in growing and helping others grow, then you’ll appreciate this book.

Ed Stetzer
Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College; Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center
Trevin Wax

Darryl Dash has an ability to present the truth in memorable and inviting ways. This book will be another good contribution to the community of faith.

Trevin Wax
Author of Eschatological Discipleship; Bible and Reference Publisher at LifeWay Christian Resources; managing editor of The Gospel Project
Scott Sauls

Luther once said that to progress is always to begin again. In other words, Christian growth is not so much about reaching one new level of spirituality after the next as it is about returning, again and again, to the same grace that saved us in the first place. ‘Tis grace that brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home. Few resources help us in this grace journey as clearly and effectively as How to Grow does. I look forward not only to benefitting from Darryl’s guidance myself, but also to sharing it with friends and congregants who long for progress in their journey toward becoming like Christ.

Scott Sauls
Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and author of From Weakness to Strength and Irresistible Faith
Tim Challies

Discipleship is a key but often neglected part of Christian life and ministry. Without intentionality, it simply won’t happen. I’m encouraged to see Darryl exploring this important topic, and pray that this book will be a blessing to the church.

Tim Challies
Author of Do More Better and blogger at challies.com
Scotty Ward Smith

I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for Darryl Dash’s project, How to Grow. Though there are plenty of books on the classic spiritual disciplines, there are precious few that equip believers for practicing spiritual disciplines as a means of grace—as habits of the heart integrated into the whole of life. I will rejoice when this book gets published.

Scotty Ward Smith
Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church, Nashville, TN; Adjunct Professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, Western Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary; author of Everyday Prayers