“Grow up, dude.”
How many of us have had those three words directed at us, or spoken them to someone else – a son, a friend, a co-worker, whether in jest, in anger or in genuine concern? And how many of us truly take those words to heart while recognizing that growth, in all its forms, is a lifelong process?
In these six vivid, sometimes violent and always challenging Bible stories, men in various stations of life – leader or follower, king or subject, young or not-so-young – are faced with their own weaknesses, failings and doubts, and face a choice: To grow in faith, or continue down the road of fear and confusion. They are timeless, offering stark parallels to our own modern struggles and roadmaps to true and lasting growth.