I just finished a great book.
Not only did the riveting writing make it a great read, but the impact of the message kept me wanting more. I had a hard time putting it down. The characters drew me in as if I were making new friends, and I cared about their struggles. The author did a fabulous job of giving just enough plot sprinkled with back story to make me feel like I was reading a mystery. But there’s nothing mysterious about the truth presented. We are created in the image of God.
The unfolding story subtly gripped my heart.
The next thing I knew, tears were falling. Especially when I came to these excerpts:
He hasn’t treated me with respect. He wanted to use me for his own purposes. He wasn’t interested in what’s best for me. I can forgive him for that, but I don’t have to be in relationship with him. I don’t want to let him treat me, one of God’s creations, like that.
All those things she said…they came from hurt. Deep, piercing pain. And I was never strong enough to stand against the power of that pain when it came out in her words.
Read it for yourself and see how it speaks to you.
Thanks, Ginny. I have a feeling you wrote out of a place of your own pain. God’s using you to heal.What is a book that has changed your perspective of yourself?
2 thoughts on “In the Image of God”
Laura, thanks for sharing what sounds like a great book. The Bible has and is changing the way I view myself. 🙂
The Bible, hands down, is the best book for changing our lives 🙂