"I want to encourage you as clearly as I possibly can. Please don’t read this book.Instead, do it. My prayer is that this resource from my friend and brother might be used in the hand of God."
Do not read this book and then discard it.
Invigorating! What makes the book so refreshing is the author’s own experience of discipleship…as a practitioner, not a theoretician.
“Growing Up is essential to every believer and a focal point for every church--and this book shows you how to experience the reality of biblical discipleship growth. It's church tested, scripturally rich, and worth your time."
"It all begins with the faith from personally hearing and continues as the same Word that introduced faith grows us into His likeness. Robby starts with activity in his life and takes us to see how one becomes a difference maker."
"This is not just another book on discipleship. Nor, is it theoretical discipleship. Dr. Gallaty touches all the bases in an experimental and practical book for an effective church discipleship ministry. His concept of D-Groups just may lead large numbers of churches to effective discipleship."
"I love Robby Gallaty's passion for and focus on discipleship. His commitment to teaching everyone to do all the things Jesus said is in evidence everyday in the church he pastors. Now he brings specificity to this passion in Growing Up. I very much like its powerful logic and practical applications."
"What many of us lack are wheels and a track to run on for what a disciple looks like and how disciples are made in the context of the local church. In Growing Up you have one-stop shopping to grow a disciple-making church.”
“The Lord has called His people to make disciples who make disciples, thus Growing Up is timely and passionate. I found the book challenging, helpful, practical, and encouraging.”
I've had the wonderful privilege of sitting under the teaching of this man. Robby is intentional about making disciples who will make disciples.
"This is not just a book—it's a field manual that will help equip readers to produce growing reproducers, and thereby grow Christ's church."
“Growing Up is a superb book on discipleship forged in the nitty gritty of real church life. It sets forth a tried and tested method that has produced disciples who are reproducing disciples. Read it with profit. Better yet: put it into practice!”
"How does a thieving, drug dealing, pill-popping addict become a pastor of a thriving church? Here’s a hint: he met Jesus. Jesus thoroughly ravaged his heart with grace. Then he was discipled by David Platt! This book is about discipleship. You are going to love it!”
"Growing Up provides the tools and biblical wisdom necessary to make disciples and change lives for those serious about fulfilling the Great Commission. Its words do not dispense mere theory, but rather offer the actual process used to transform both Robby's life and those in the church he leads."
“Robby Gallaty knows how hard it is to lead disciples to maturity. This book is power-packed with practical wisdom and guidance. You will feel energized and empowered to pour your life out with purpose into others.”
“I'll never forget the first time Robby walked into my Bible study on Philippians. He was a new convert, who was hungry to learn. His appetite for God's Word and to grow in Christ-likeness was contagious. It still is. Robby is not a babe in Christ anymore; he is a faithful and effective pastor who is doing some incredible work. We all can learn from him and grow with him as we take up and read.”
"Discipleship is not one of the church's various ministries. It is not something that the paid staff do. Discipleship is who we–as the church–are at our very core. Robby lives what he preaches and I appreciate him calling us into a more Biblical approach to evangelism."
“In Growing Up, Robby opens up for us a tool box full of important spiritual disciplines and explains how to use each one. I encourage you to gather a small group of like minded folks and walk through this book together. It’s a great way to way to expose yourself (and begin to master) the spiritual disciplines that Jesus uses to make us more like him.”
“I am so thankful for my friend Robby Gallaty and the work that he has poured into this book on discipleship. As a church planter, one of the great challenges that I face with my younger church family is in the area of spiritual maturity. Growing Up is going to be an incredible resource for our church as we seek to grow C.L.O.S.E.R. to the Lord.”