Spirituality is a popular subject, judging by the shelves of nearly any bookstore today. But how do we rightly judge the state of our own spirituality-and that of others around us? What standard should we use and what principles should we follow in our pursuit of spiritual growth? Pink argues that, “Scriptural knowledge is essential if we are better to understand ourselves and diagnose more accurately our spiritual case. Unless our thoughts about spiritual growth be formed by the Word of God we are certain to err and jump to a wrong conclusion.” He uses more than a thousand different Bible passages that will shape your thinking on the subject of spiritual growth, and help you grow into spiritual maturity.
The widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.
—Iain H. Murrary
A. W. Pink (1886-1952) a native of Nottingham, England, whose life as a pastor and writer was spent in a variety of locations in the British Isles, the United States, and Australia. As a young man he turned away from the Christian faith of his parents and became an adherent of the theosophical cult; but then he experienced an evangelical conversion and crossed the Atlantic in 1910, at the age of 24, to become a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. After only six weeks, however, he left to take up a pastoral ministry. It was during the years that followed that he found his way to a strictly Calvinistic position in theology. He was soon wielding a quite prolific pen. As one whose life was devoted to the study and exposition of the Scriptures, he became the author of numerous books which the Banner of Truth Trust has been assiduously reprinting in recent times. No doubt his chief monument is the paper Studies in the Scriptures which he produced monthly and regularly for a period of thirty years from the beginning of 1922 until his death in 1952.