Grow in the Grace – award-winning Christian personal study

Silver Medal Winner

2021 Illumination Book Awards
Silver Medal Winner,
Bible Study


Bronze Medal Winner

2019 Readers’ Favorite
Bronze Medal Winner,
Christian Devotion/Study


Religion: Christianity


2020 International Book Awards
Finalist – Religion: Christianity



Finalist, Christian Non-Fiction

2020 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards
Finalist, Christian Non-Fiction 


Grow in the Grace:
Spiritual Growth Lessons from Peter’s Walk with Jesus
By James Callen

CrossLink Publishing

Imagine walking alongside Jesus as He teaches Peter. What priceless treasures could be learned from the Lord’s teachings! In this award-winning Christian study, author James Callen explores biblical accounts of interactions between Jesus and Peter to glean life-changing spiritual growth lessons for today’s follower of Christ.

Each chapter extracts powerful principles from Scripture that will inspire, guide, and challenge the reader in their personal walk with Jesus. At the end of each chapter, key points are reemphasized for reflection.

In its pages, you’ll learn biblical truths to:

  • Have absolute assurance of your eternal salvation in Christ
  • Develop deeper trust in your daily Christian walk
  • Maintain inner peace through life’s adversities
  • Forgive those who’ve hurt you
  • Release past failures
  • Live joyfully in the freedom and victory you are called to

Grow in the Grace is well-suited as a personal study or for group Bible study. As Callen strongly accentuates in this book, “It’s not about what you are able to do; it’s about what God can do through you.”

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Grow in the Grace

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“I have lived my life on this principle: Never mistake the man for the moment. Simon Peter had a denial moment, but through the grace of God he turned it into a discipleship moment. No wonder Peter tells us ‘to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ James Callen wants to help you do that. By looking at the life of Simon Peter, he doesn’t want you to look at where yours heels have been, but where your toes could be pointing. There are spiritual growth lessons from the life of Simon Peter. After reading it, you will love Simon Peter more, but you will love Jesus Christ better. Here we grow again!”  Ken Whitten; Senior Pastor, Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz FL     

“How many times do you feel like you’re not enough and that following Jesus can be a struggle? Do you realize even though Peter did great things for the Kingdom, he shared the same difficulties as you? In this book, Grow in the Grace, James Callen does an amazing job of unpacking what the Bible has to say about Peter and the parallels we have with him when it comes to following Christ. At the end of the day, this book makes much of Jesus and reminds us of everything He has done for us, which then propels us forward, growing in grace, for the glory of God.” Mike Mobley; Pastor, Austin Life Church

In this book you will find an excellent guide for your journey with Christ. With a mixture of both life and biblical stories, James walks us along Peter’s life paths, highlighting the good and the bad. His theological interpretations are true to Scripture. The applications drawn point readers to the key struggles of life and the contrast of life with or without Christ. Here is a valuable tool that will indeed sharpen your walk and aid you in living a life surrendered to the Lordship of Christ. I was honored to serve as his Pastor years ago and I am honored today to recommend this book. I strongly encourage you to read and glean from this valuable tool.”  Tim C Guthrie; Pastor and Church Consultant 

“Sadly so many Christians are slaves to fleshly desires and of demonic strongholds. Because of this, they never grow into a mature disciple of Christ that produces fruit. This book has priceless keys to freedom and transformation into the new Christlike man. Great truths on renewing the mind, godly attitude, forgiveness, witnessing, serving, works of godliness, and becoming a disciple of Christ.” Curtis Duplechain; lay minister, prison ministry and foreign missions

“James Callen offers the Bible student an excellent exposition of those passages outlining the life of Peter. The author shows a distinct ability to move freely from the apostle’s own writings to cross references from the Bible and then weave anecdotes from his own life as a faithful layman with illustrations from biblical and other historical figures. The result is a ready-made sermon series, Bible study, or personal devotional guide drawn from the life of a man who is not so unlike any of us who would call himself a disciple.”  Dr. Wayne McEntire; Pastor and Christian School Principal

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