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Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk - by Timothy M Shorey (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 232

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christian Life

Format: Paperback

Publisher: P & R Publishing

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Family & Relationships

Author: Timothy M Shorey

Language: English

Street Date: January 10, 2020
TCIN: 79415076
UPC: 9781629957128
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-3326
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"All people are God's image-bearers . . . but so often we treat one another like weasels, not wonders. Shorey's Bible-based answer is the COMMUNICATE lifestyle-transforming relationships and lives"--

Book Synopsis

Do you know who you're talking to? All human beings are made in the image of God . . . but you wouldn't always be able to tell by how we talk to them. And when it comes to listening, we're even worse! The result? Hurt, misunderstandings, frustration, division, and sometimes all-out war. Scripture says that human beings aren't worms or weasels but rather wonders who are worthy of our time and respect. From that truth, we can draw important guidelines that will transform our conversations, relationships, and lives together. Pastor Tim Shorey blends the marvelous with the mundane, laying out a COMMUNICATE lifestyle built on eleven practical decisions we need to make when we converse. Whether you're trying to repair a relationship, interact on social media, talk to your teen, or understand someone whose beliefs differ wildly from your own, there is hope!

Review Quotes

As I read this powerful and riveting book, I found myself confronted by sound, theological truth laid out in plain, easy-to-understand language. I got no further than the first chapter before I was confronted by the bold truth penned by Tim. His winsome style of writing drew me in, making it easier to receive Spirit-filled correction and admonition on how I speak to others, beginning at home! This should be a sermon series for churches across our nation!--Anthony W. Hurst Sr., Part-time Professor, School of Divinity, Cairn University

Expertly crafted, this rich biblical treatment of relational and racial unity blesses and encourages. Tim challenges us to see and respect the image of God in everyone, those like us and those not like us. A high and holy calling which, if every believer heeds, will glorify the One True God and bring change to our homes, communities, churches, and nation. A practical book to read often and practice always.--Diane Hunt, Counselor; Editor and Coauthor, Crossing the Jordan: Living Victoriously in Difficult Relationships; Conference Speaker

In Respect the Image Tim Shorey provides the glasses we need to see people as God does, to love and honor them for who God made them to be - image bearers of the King. Shorey offers young and old, single and married and people of all backgrounds, a compelling biblical pattern for living life in relationship with one another. Get this book, read it and live it out--you won't be disappointed."--Marty Machowski, Pastor; Author, The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New and Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God

In Respect the Image, Tim Shorey reminds us of the importance of being engaged listeners who seek authenticity and love genuinely as a pathway to peace with our neighbor. With biblical insight and personal transparency Tim effectively provides practical steps to pursuing peace with those with whom we might disagree; requiring truth-telling and vulnerability, while recognizing the full humanity of others, and embracing both our uniqueness as well as our unity in Jesus Christ as an image of the gospel. Respect the Image is a focused and helpful plea for greater listening and learning in all our relationships.--Ruth Naomi Floyd, Vocalist; Director of Jazz Studies, Cairn University; Lecturer on African-American Spirituals and Resident Artist, Temple University

Respect the Image is a winsome, creative, and biblically-faithful book that was a pure joy to read. Shorey does an excellent job of compelling the reader to grow spiritually in the important area of communication and to realize the spiritual significance of that task. The book addresses how communication impacts racial, social, and political tensions and gives practical ways to move forward in hard conversations. Respect the Image is one of the best books I've read this year and I have already commended it to my church family.--Mike Seaver, Lead Pastor, Risen Hope Church, Summerville, South Carolina; Founder, 1Charleston

The opening chapter is exceptional and will serve people on many levels...The entire book is deeply theological and gospel saturated. The applications are clear and well connected to the truths presented. And the writing is winsome. Although the author presses into areas that can be challenging for people...it is done with a pastoral tone and without any harshness. I would recommend this book and use it for my leadership (and any other) small group. This book will serve the church well--Kyle Huber, Lead Pastor, Greentree Church, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

There are Christian resources on communication in human relationships that tell the reader lots of stories, but fail to connect these practical anecdotes, challenges, and instructions to biblical truths that transform the heart. On the other hand, there are resources that tell the reader eternal truths about conducting relationships as God intended, but leave the reader with little in the way of procedural knowledge- no practical answers to 'How do I do that?' Respect the Image helps us all precisely because Tim aims to make every truth transformative and every story connect to the truth.--Jeffrey S. Black, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Psychology, Cairn University; Director of Counseling Services, Oasis Counseling Center, Cairn University
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