Summary: Books and online Christian Bible studies help you grow as an individual, emotionally and spiritually, and help you grow as a Christian. Key advice comes from Matthew 7:1-5 where Jesus said to take the plank out of your own eye before trying to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. For individuals and small groups.
Summary: Bible studies and books help you grow emotionally and spiritually as a Christian.
Personal Growth and Development
Practical • Biblical • Cross-Cultural
Looking for Bible-based ways to grow as a person? These online Bible studies and books provide scriptural insights to help you grow both emotionally and spiritually. They also are good resources for counselors, pastors, mentors and anyone else who wants to help others more effectively. Check this page—as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”—from time to time, since more studies are added periodically. For individuals and small groups.
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Center Your Life in Christ
Discover Your Identity in Christ
Take Practical Steps for Personal Growth
Live with Integrity
Understand Your Purpose in Life
Dealing with Failure
Bible Verses About Personal Growth
Experiencing God’s Love
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:16-21)
Discovering God’s Purpose
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:4-8)