This book is a guide to Christian maturity. It helps readers discover their true selves and their real vocation in the world. Such self-discovery is a life-long process, described here as an attempt to learn and follow God's place for us in the world and God's plan for our lives. Included in the process are the topics of stewardship, loving oneself, and the use of personal power in one's life.
The authors are well known in their field. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead is a developmental psychologist who writes and lectures on adult maturity, leadership dynamics, and the social analysis of parish and community life. James D. Whitehead is a pastoral theologian and historian of religion. His area of concern is contemporary spirituality, leadership in ministry, and the use of theological methods in ministry.
Christian Adulthood is taken from an earlier work of the Whiteheads, Seasons of Strength.