In His Image

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– by  Rev. Ron Lively, M.Div., M.A.

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 – From In His Image by Dr. Paul Brand (with help from Philip Yancey):

In His Image – by Dr. Paul Brand & Philip Yancey. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI. (1984).

In Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Philip Yancey and Dr. Paul Brand revealed how God’s voice is encoded in the very structure of our bodies. In His Image takes up where its predecessor left off, beckoning us once again inward and onward to fresh exploration and discovery. Yancey and Brand show how accurately and intricately the human body portrays the Body of Christ. In five sections―Image, Blood, Head, Spirit, and Pain―the acclaimed surgeon and the award-winning writer unlock the remarkable, living lessons contained in our physical makeup. This Gold Medallion Award-winning book will open your eyes to the complex miracle of the human body, and the even more compelling spiritual truths that it reflects.

Summary Cover – In His Image

Chapter 1: (IMAGE / Likeness) – God Created Man in His Own Image (Illusion or Likeness)?

Chapter 2: (IMAGE / Mirrors)  – Your Mirrors Can Help or Hurt Your Self-Image and Your Christ-Image

Chapter 3: (IMAGE / Restoration) – We are the Restoration of His Image on Earth – In Christ

Chapter 4: (BLOOD / Power) – The Power of Blood for Life for the Human Body and the Body of Christ

Chapter 5: (BLOOD / Life) – Mourning Shed Blood (Death) vs. Celebrating Shared Blood (Life)

Chapter 6: (BLOOD / Cleansing) – The Cleansing Power of Blood against Toxins and of Forgiveness against Sins – A Perfect Analogue for Well-Being

Chapter 7:  (BLOOD / Overcoming) – Blood Overcomes Intruders (Bacteria and Viruses) as the Blood of the Lamb (Christ) Overcomes the Enemy

Chapter 8: (BLOOD / Transfusion) – A Spiritual Transfusion Reminds Us of the Finished Work of Christ

TBD Chapter 9: (HEAD / Pathways)

TBD Chapter 10:  (HEAD / The Source)

TBD Chapter 11: (HEAD / Confinement)

TBD Chapter 12:  (HEAD / The Way Out)

TBD Chapter 13: (HEAD / The Way In) 

TBD Chapter 14 – (SPIRIT / Breath) 

TBD Chapter 15: (SPIRIT / Belonging)

TBD Chapter 16: (SPIRIT / Go-Between)

TBD Chapter 17: (SPIRIT / Listening)

TBD Chapter 18:  (SPIRIT / The Prompter)

TBD Chapter 19: (PAIN / Protection)

TBD Chapter 20: (PAIN / Linking)

TBD Chapter 21:  (PAIN / Adaptations)

TBD Chapter 22: (PAIN / Chronic Pain)

TBD Chapter 23: (PAIN / Pain of God)

Collaborated with 31dayswithGod.com to include the following devotionals:
–  Staying Connected to the Head (Condensed Version) – Chapter 12
–  Living by Faith in the Body of Christ (Condensed Version) – Chapter 13