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As Christians, we want to make a difference in this world. We want to have an impact not only on our immediate family and community but on wider social issues. We want to protect the vulnerable and engage with the issues that really matter. But how?
This book shows us how wonderful, liberating and empowering it is to be made in God’s image – and how this changes how we see ourselves and all other humans, and how we treat them and advocate for them.
Some will feel the call to run for office… others will roll up their sleeves and join the good work of non-profit ministry… and others might simply find little ways to incorporate this vision of human dignity into their everyday lives and change their community one word, one action, one person at a time.
Each one of us can be and are called to be, part of this new movement—a human dignity revolution that our societies need, and that we—you—are uniquely placed as Christians to join.
|Title: The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God's Rich Vision for Humanity|
By: Daniel Darling
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.31 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW982830
As Christians, we want to make a difference in this world. We want to have an impact not only on our immediate family and community, but on wider social issues. We want to protect the vulnerable and engage with the issues that really matter. But how?
This book shows us how wonderful, liberating and empowering it is to be made in Gods image. It will change how we see ourselves and other people.
Some will feel the call to run for office others will roll up their sleeves and join the good work of non-profit ministry and others might simply find little ways to incorporate this vision of human dignity into their everyday lives, and change their community one word, one action, one person at a time.
Dan Darling shows us that each one of us can be, and are called to be, part of this new movementa human dignity revolution that our societies desperately need, and how weyouare uniquely placed to join.
Author: Daniel Darling
Located in: Nashville, TN
Submitted: September 03, 2018
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a pastor and author. I serve as the Vice-President of Communications for The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. I'm a regular contributor to several publications, including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and In Touch. I also have a monthly column at Homelife Magazine and host a monthly podcast, The Way Home. I am happily married to Angela an we have four wonderful children.
What was your motivation behind this project? I've always been intrigued by the way in which the Bible describes what it means to be human. Genesis 1 and 2 tell us that God sculped humans from the dust of the ground and breathed into us the breath of life. It also says we are made in God's image. What does this mean exactly and how should it change the way we think about ourselves and about the world? I wanted to explore that to help Christians in this age think well about the world.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope folks who read it come away with a new and fresh understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God and will be newly motivated to speak on behalf of the most vulnerable among us. The church is always at its best when she comes alongside the vulnerable, speaking about the good news of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection and when she gives the world a glimpse of the kingdom by caring for the least of these.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I've been personally challenged by the way I'm tempted in this age to do what the religious leaders in Jesus day did. When he said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our neighbors as ourselves, we often ask questions like: "Who is my neighbor?" This is not a question of curiosity, but a question seeking to find loopholes to love. Jesus then tells us, in his parable of The Good Samaritan, that our neighbor is that person we are most likely to ignore, most likely to dislike, and most likely to not see their humanity.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I've been influenced by a wide range of thinkers: John Kilner's excellent book, Dignity and Destiny, Gilbert Meilander's book, Neither God Nor Beast, Richard Lints' Identity and Idolatry and several other important works. I've also been influenced, ironically, by Dr. Suess. But you'll have to buy the book and see why!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Understanding what it means to be human not only tells us how we should love our neighbors, but it also tells us how we should think about ourselves. We are image-bearers of the Creator who has not only made us with a purpose but has sent Jesus, who became fully human, to rescue our humanity and restore us to our image-bearing purposes. Jesus has finished what Adam couldn't fulfill. And this is good news for the world.