By Daniel Darling | Lifeway
Published in January of 2023

SUMMARY: From discussing headlines to role modeling human dignity in our everyday interactions with other people author Daniel Darling lists six practical ways we can teach our children, while holding ourselves accountable, to the fundamental theology of the image of God.

KEY QUOTE: “One of the most important truths we learn from Scripture—at the beginning of the book—is human beings are not random collections of cells but were made with care and precision by a loving Creator. While God spoke the rest of creation into existence by His word, the triune God lovingly crafted humans and gave them the breath of life. Only human beings were made in the image of God.”

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