Growing in Christ
Title: Growing in Christ
Author: Unknown (title page missing)
Illustrator: Unknown (ditto)
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri
Year: c. 1959
Format: Hardback, trade format, no dust jacket
Provenance: Previous owner's ball-point pen handwriting inside front cover. Two poems, Here at Home and An Upward Look, are also hand-written in the back.
Chapter Title Examples: The Existence of God; The Story of the Angels; Jesus Christ, the God-Man; Children's Prayers.
Random Passage: "The name of God tells us what God is, what He is like, and what He has done for us. Therefore His name is very holy and precious. We must not think of using God's name in a sinful way."
Notes: Filled with illustrations of perky 1950s kiddies hanging out with Jesus, Growing in Christ explains the Bible to a youthful audience with stories, quizzes, discussion topics and artwork crisply rendered in two colors. Concordia (est. 1869) still uses the "Growing in Christ" brand name on its children's educational materials.