I'm the author of three books: 8 Habits for Growth, How to Grow, and Preach Well.

8 Habits for Growth: A Simple Guide to Becoming More Like Christ

8 Habits for Growth

Don’t just do the right actions. Build habits—and watch your life be transformed.

Many books try to help you do the right actions. But the real key to life transformation—for yourself and then for others—is building habits that become part of your life. Because habits don’t just dictate what you do. They reflect who you are.

In 8 Habits for Growth, I show you the eight long-term practices—all very doable—that will lead to permanent growth if you incorporate them into your life. You’ll learn why it’s important to:

  • Make time
  • Rest and refresh
  • Engage the Bible
  • Speak with God
  • Worship and belong
  • Care for your body
  • Simplify and prioritize
  • Go the distance

Personal growth doesn’t happen overnight. But it does happen, slowly, as you build God’s habits into your life. So what are you waiting for? Start your new habits today and let God transform who you are . . . and who you can become.

It’s hard to imagine a more "user-friendly" book for Christians who want to cultivate personal habits for spiritual growth!

This book is especially ideal for small groups and discussion groups to work through together. Darryl Dash has given a wonderful gift to the church with this edifying, practical, and Christ-honoring book.

Gavin Ortlund, author and pastor

How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to ALL of Your Life

How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to ALL of Your Life

Are you dissatisfied with your spiritual life?

Do you feel stuck or stagnant? Are you tired of going through the motions of faith? Do you want to make real progress in your life, but don't know where to start? How to Grow is a book for people who want to grow spiritually and help others grow as well.

We often see the gospel as the starting point of the Christian life, rather than the main point of all of life. But the truth is that the gospel is the key to all ongoing growth in our lives. As Galatians 2:14 says, we are called to live our whole lives “in step with the truth of the gospel.”

In How to Grow, I walk you through a practical, habit-based approach to spiritual growth.

Join me as I unpack the gospel, show how it applies to every area of your life, and help you evaluate your current stage of growth so you know what steps to take next. You’ll learn why habits are important, how to build them, and which ones to focus on first. Plus, you’ll discover the roles that joy and desire play in our spiritual growth journey.

Practical without being formulaic, How to Grow offers actionable ideas to facilitate spiritual growth in the lives of regular, messy people—people like you and me.

Darryl Dash has an ability to present the truth in memorable and inviting ways. This book will be another good contribution to the community of faith.

Trevin Wax, author and Vice President of Research at Resource Development at North American Mission Board

Preach Well: A Short Guide to Making Even the Average Sermon Much Better

Preach Well: A Short Guide to Making Even the Average Sermon Much Better

Preaching is central to the ministry of the church. And yet it’s easy to get distracted by other demands or discouraged because our sermons aren’t as good as we’d hoped.

In Preach Well, I remind you of some simple ways to make even average sermons better. God uses the faithful, consistent ministry of preachers like you to grow his church.

Read this book to:

  • Increase your joy in preaching
  • Improve your sermon preparation process
  • Decrease stress in your preparation
  • Strengthen your confidence that you can preach effectively
  • Enhance your appreciation for the charge you’ve received to preach