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Map to Maturity: A Believer's Guide to Growing Towards Christian Maturity

By Mark H. Ballard



The movement to Christian maturity does not happen overnight. Many a preacher and teacher of God's Word has noted that the race to Christian maturity is not a sprint, but a marathon. The book you hold in your hand sees Christian maturity through another analogy altogether. Rather than viewing Christian maturity as a race, the emphasis here is that the path to Christian maturity is a journey. It is a journey that begins the moment one turns to Jesus in faith and continues until the believer leaves this earth. While most of us can drive to the local Walmart without a map, long journeys require one. It may be a GPS on your phone or an old-fashioned map, but a map is required for you to go somewhere you have never been before. This book serves as a map to guide the believer toward growth in Christian maturity.


If you are a new believer, this book is for you! You can pick it up today, read the introduction, and start on the journey to maturity. You can walk through this book on your own or participate in a group study. Read a chapter each week, then either on your own or in a small group you can learn from the review questions and make an application to your own journey.


If you have been a believer for many years, this book is for you! Part of growing to maturity is to help others get on the right road and to help others on the road to move forward toward maturity themselves. This book is designed to help you guide other believers. The book is designed in such a way that you can use it in one-on-one mentoring relationships or in leading a small group of believers toward maturity.


If you are a pastor, this book is for you! You hold a tool in your hand that you can use to help new believers grow. You can use this same tool to help long-time believers in your church begin to mentor younger believers in one-on-one relationships or through your small group ministries.

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Author Bio:


Mark H. Ballard (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Founding President and Professor of Applied Theology & Church Planting at Northeastern Baptist College. Mark has authored numerous books and has served as a church planter and pastor in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. He is the husband of Cindy and father of Ben.

Product Details:


Publisher: Northeastern Baptist Press (May 15, 2024)

Language: English

110 pages

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-953331-35-9

Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches

$15.99 (paperback)

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