Growing Down

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 07 Dec 2018

Member Reviews

Michael Kelley's "Growing Down" isn't necessarily a book I'd normally pick up. I hadn't heard of the author, but seeing the title and reading the back cover peaked my interest. I was not disappointed.
First of all, Kelley is funny. His anecdotes and writing style made reading "Growing Down" a breeze.
Secondly, Kelley's contrast of the attitudes often present in adults with those of children - and how they relate to our faith - was striking. While we often hear "we should have childlike faith", this is the first time I can recall ever seeing that actually broken down into tangible attitudes, practices and ways of interacting with God. 
Finally, this book was a perfect mix of the practical and theological. Kelley unpacks theological concepts and quotes lots of Scripture, but it doesn't read like a theology textbook. His application is very practical and seamless, and the Scriptural naturally seems practical.

All in all, this is an excellent read - for both new and experienced believers in Jesus!
Was this review helpful?
Growing Down

Unlearning the Patterns of Adulthood that Keep Us from Jesus

by Michael Kelley

B&H Publishing Group (B&H Books, Holman Bibles, B&H Español, and B&H Kids)

B&H Books


Pub Date 01 Apr 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Growing Down through B&H Books and Netgalley:

This book helps to answer the question what does it mean to be an adult? Individuals and cultures answer these questions differently.

For Christians though we know the world needs grown ups now more than ever. But if being grown up is about self sufficiency and being reliant on ourselves, but the gospel tells us to not to grow up but to become more like a child in our need for the Lord.

Jesus reminds us that maturity comes when we are able to enter Heaven like a little child. Instead of Growing up we as Christians should strive to grow down.

I give Growing Down five out of five stars!

Happy Reading
Was this review helpful?