Still Growing: An Autobiography

Still Growing: An Autobiography


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Kirk Cameron is best known for his role as loveable teenage troublemaker Mike Seaver on the award-winning TV series Growing Pains, but his rise to fame and fortune is only part of his incredible story.  In this intimate autobiography, Kirk opens up about his early years, his rocket to stardom, his life-changing encounter with Jesus and the hard choices he's made along the way to live in the Way of the Master.  Fans will get an up-close and personal look at what drives the former teen-magazine heartthrob and find out how God and family became the secrets behind his celebrated smile.  In his own words, Kirk shares how he's still growing—even through the triumphs and temptations of his Hollywood career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830744510
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

KIRK CAMERON is a television and film actor best known for his Golden Globe® nominated work on the TV series Growing Pains and for his role as journalist Buck Williams in the Left Behind feature films. Kirk produces and cohosts The Way of the Master TV series, is winner of the National Religious Broadcasters' Best Program of the Year award, and produces and appears regularly on The Way of the Master radio show. He is married to Growing Pains and Left Behind costar Chelsea Noble, with whom he has six children, and they live in Southern California. Together they run Camp Firefly, a retreat for seriously ill children and their families.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
On Top of the World     11
Fear and Loathing     15
The Making of Kirk Cameron     19
The Great and Terrible Agent     35
Not the Sharpest Knife     53
TV's Best Kept Secrets     67
The Perfect Family     73
My Teen Journal     79
I Fired My Mother     87
My Wild Side     93
I Dissed Lucy     99
Fans Gone Wild     113
Growing Dangers     121
Teen Atheist     127
Having an Opinion     135
Lips that Tingle     143
A Sticky Wedding     153
The Honeymooners     167
Family Ties     171
Camp Firefly     181
The Narrow Road     189
From Riches to Rags     203
Appendix     207
Recommended Reading     217
About Camp Firefly     219

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Still Growing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
JenWI More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I finished it in the same day that I got it. I laughed, I cried, I re-assessed my life and when I was all finished with it, I prayed for the first time in a long time. I absolutely recommend this book. Especially for those who feel lost in life.
mjhs_mom More than 1 year ago
When I was 16, I was a proud card-carrying member of the Kirk Cameron fan club. I couldn't get enough of GROWING PAINS and all of those teen magazines that plastered Kirk's pictures on almost every page. What I would have really loved, though, was to have heard Kirk (or any other teen idol, for that matter) talk about being a Christian. It would have made me feel like I had at least one thing in common with Hollywood. Well, I now know that Kirk didn't mention it in those magazines because in GROWING PAIN's beginnings, he wasn't a believer. But boy, did things ever change for him! After reading STILL GROWING, at the age of 37, I've realized that Kirk and I have a lot of things in common: a loving devotion to our families, a respect for others, a good sense of humor, and most importantly, a love for Christ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kirk Cameron did an excellent job on writing about his life, telling you his ups and down and finally when he got saved and became a Born again Christian. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr Cameron what a wonderful man
Debster401 More than 1 year ago
Kirk has a very interesting life with. The book offers lots of insight on life in hollywood, marriage, raising a family and life in general.
I found it to be very inspirational. I also have learned from it.
Hilnotsoduff92 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I loved every minute of it!
You really get inside of his head and he is an amazingly strong person.
He's worked hard to become who he is now and know who's he has become. It's defently worth your time!
BookLoverInNeLA More than 1 year ago
Kirk Cameron's story of his childhood and as a child actor in commercials is detailed this autobiography. I admire him and his wife, Chelsea Noble, so much for their devotion to each other and the stand they make in Hollywood regarding their faith.

If you don't know anything about Kirk, this book is for you.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Kirk Cameron is a pretty famous actor, even though he hasn't done a ton of recent mainstream work.  Recently he is known for his activism in regards to his faith and the few controversies around his actions he has taken in defense of his faith.  I was excited to read this book and read his story before Growing Pains and his most recent moments. I grew up on Growing Pains and remember hearing a few of the dramatic behind the scenes stories, so to hear his side of the story was interesting.  The reader must realize that this is only one side of the whole story.  As I see Kirk Cameron as this perfect Christian, it was interesting to read about his childhood and it humanized him a little. Although I still think he is very extreme and polarizing, I enjoyed this one.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the AWESOME movie Reproof and then was interested in Cameron. Awesome book.
krissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sitcom child actor grows up and tells about his life in the business. I did watch Growing Pains when I was growing up, and later the Left Behind movies. It is always interesting to me to hear the background, in between stuff, especially when it comes from the horse¿s mouth. I know it sounds corny, but this book did make me laugh, and cry. There were many bits I read to my husband when I was reading through the book, that made us go hunh, or even laugh. And telling my mom the story of Camp Firefly I found my self so touched, I ended up crying. I will say it was very thick with the `religious stuff¿ at the end. Although he was being very honest about his life and his views, I could see how this could be very off putting. All around an entertaining read I could pick up and put down as time allowed. =D
nesum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting story, though the telling of it is a little inconsistent. I thought the focus was a little heavy on the early years. I was rather interested in seeing how Kirk's conversion affected his life, but the book almost takes his coming to faith as the end instead of a new beginning. There is still quite a bit of book left after the conversion, but it is the lesser part. Still a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first two thirds of the book. Even as religion was introduced It wasn't overbearing. However once the scripture quoting began a new undercurrent of chauvinism appeared coupled with a glossy idealism which conflicts with the earlier realistic straightforward tone.
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