Living in the Image of God
What does it mean to be created in God's image? In his usual pragmatic, readable style, Dr Chant presents a biblical, practical, no-nonsense picture of living in the image of God. He covers a vast range of subjects - knowing...
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What does it mean to be created in God's image?
In his usual pragmatic, readable style, Dr Chant presents a biblical, practical, no-nonsense picture of living in the image of God. He covers a vast range of subjects - knowing who you are, positive living, dealing with stress and worry, using the imagination in a creative way, the power of faith, getting on with other people, understanding and enjoying your sexuality, praying effectively, being filled with the Spirit, spiritual disciplines and many others.
This is a book for everyone. It is written for the general reader but includes study sections for those who want to explore biblical and theological depths further.
it is a kind of blueprint for life - a handbook for just doing what the Bible teaches, day in and day out. It's inspirational, it's encouraging, it's biblical, it's practical. One reading won't be enough. You'll come back to it again and again.
"Dr Barry Chant encapsulates the heart of what it means to be a new creation in Christ. I hope that this book will serve to inspire and empower you to better impact your circle of family, friends and greater world in Jesus' name."
- Pastor Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney.
- Back cover
Barry Chant was converted to Christ as a ten-year-old at a Scripture Union camp at Victor Harbour, South Australia, in 1949. He later studied at the University of Adelaide, where he majored in history, literature and education, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with honours and a Diploma in Education. While working as a secondary school teacher, he studied for a Bachelor of Divinity degree through the Melbourne College of Divinity. He later completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Florida, USA, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Macquarie University, New South Wales (2000).
In 1962, he was ordained as a minister in the CRC Churches International. He pioneered and pastored several churches until 1979, when he and an associate founded Tabor College, a multi-denominational Christian education ministry with campuses in five Australian cities: Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. From 2003 to 2010, he was Senior Pastor of the Wesley International Congregation, Sydney, Australia. He is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and church services in many denominations. He has written over twenty books ranging from theology to church history to victorious living to family life, including the popular Spindles series for children. He is married to Vanessa and they have three adult children and twelve grandchildren.