Christian Experiences and Spiritual Growth by Winston G. Litchmore
161 pages, Paperback. Published by Austin Macauley Publishers, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AA.
Winston Litchmore and his wife served the Lord as missionaries in their native Jamaica for twelve years. Since 2018, they have been in fellowship with the assembly at Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. This book is clearly born out of a desire to encourage believers of all ages to grow and progress in their Christian life. The chapter headings present basic and fundamental subjects commencing with ‘Who is a Christian?’, and, building from there, on the importance of Baptism, Fellowship, the Scriptures and Prayer. Attention is also given to any practical and challenging aspects of the Christian life.
A number of subjects are presented in tabular form to show the comparison between a particular truth as seen in the Gospel records or the Epistles. Throughout the book, each topic and subject are fully endorsed with scripture references which the reader is encouraged to consider. Also included by the author are several reflections of personal experience.
This reviewer would see the book as an ideal gift to one newly converted, or on the occasion of their baptism. For one who is determined to ‘grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’, 2 Pet. 3. 18, these chapters will give much encouragement and provide a foundation of teaching to build upon.
There is no doubt that the author and his family have proved the value of these fundamental principles of scripture and have a desire that others too may benefit from their experience.