Grow Down
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By Ken Castor

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

That might be one of the worst questions anyone could ever ask a teenager. Our society pushes you to grow up, to stand on your own two feet, to chase after meaningless pursuits. But what if there was a better way to grow, a better path to follow, a richer life to lead?

Grow Down is built around the idea that there is a better way to grow: by rooting yourself through a life centered in Jesus. Using Colossians 2:6-7 as a backdrop and a tree as a visual, this book envisions a generation that chooses to be un-adulterated. That’s the priority for author Ken Castor, who has worked with teenagers and young adults for more than 20 years.

Like a tree, a follower of Christ must root deeply into Jesus, find all nourishment to stand strongly through life in him, and then naturally impact others with fruit and shade, protection and life-breathing air. As you grow down into Jesus, you’ll draw up the resources you need to stand through any pressures, and then you’ll overflow with an abundance of life that this grownup world so desperately needs.

148 pages
5" x 7" softcover
Ken Castor serves as a professor of youth ministry and spiritual leadership at Crown College in Minnesota, where he lives with his wife, Kathy, and their growing children, Zach, Ben, and Eliana. For more than 20 years, Ken has pastored next-generation ministry throughout the United States and Canada, and he’s also served as a strategic partner with Youth for Christ in Northern Ireland. To stir his creativity, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego® creations while reading the psalms.

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