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Growing Upward: Biblical Perspectives for This Very Day

Norman Smith

Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-145753-685-4
List Price: 16.95
Category: Nonfiction
Available: April 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Like many pastors, Norman Smith found that the life issues for which people asked his advice often fell into the same basic and familiar categories. Wanting to spotlight Biblical principles for effectively dealing with these pervasive issues, Pastor Smith skillfully identified, categorized, and addressed them in a series of sermons. The book you are holding grew out of that series.

After an excellent introductory foundation, Smith dedicates an entire chapter to each of seventeen separate but often interrelated issues. With titles such as Eliminating Envy, Overcoming Pride, Facing Fear, Limiting Lust, and my favorite, Postponing Procrastination, he presents readers with powerful illustrations, faith building truths, humor, personal anecdotes, and sound Biblical principles upon which one can build ever upward.

—Rev. Dennis Sawyer Growing Upward is a timely manual for Christian living, guided by timeless and time-tested principles. Norm Smith’s wisdom, plain speaking, and love for Christ and his fellow man emerge from every page of this practical and invaluable treatise. The reader will learn what those of us who have had the privilege of hearing Norm speak in person already know: These are the words of a man who has spent his life sitting at the feet of the Master.

—Fr. Aris Metrakos In Growing Upward Norm Smith honestly helps us confront the challenges we face every day—but also shows them to be the opportunities they really are. He skillfully shares wise thinking, stimulating quotes, creative story telling, helpful Biblical guidance, and an authentic Christian perspective in order to bring light to the darkened soul, protection to the vulnerable soul, and guidance to the wayward soul. For this, my soul is grateful.

—George Petros Papageorge, MFT Norman Smith lives in Broadmoor Village, California.

He enjoys reading almost anything, writing some things, building a few things, teaching the Bible, and traveling with his wife, Ruth. They also enjoy time at their cabin in Mt. Hermon, and with their daughter, Jill, and her family. (He is also author of Out of the Norm, and Searching For The Norm.)

Norman Smith lives in Broadmoor Village, California. He enjoys reading almost anything, writing some things, building a few things, teaching the Bible, and traveling with his wife, Ruth. They also enjoy time at their cabin in Mt. Hermon, and with their daughter, Jill, and her family. (He is also author of Out of the Norm, and Searching For The Norm.)