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The Hunger for Significance: Seeing the Image of God in Man

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Every human being wants to be treated with dignity and worth. When we aren't respected, we suffer. Though it can be taken to a sinful extreme, this desire for respect isn't wrong. In fact, it reflects a deep-down awareness that we are made in the image of God. We ought to be treated with honor and compassionand, even more importantly, we ought to treat others the same way. ...more
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Published March 2020 by P & R Publishing (first published January 1st 1991)
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C.J.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After reading half way through the book, I am sorry to say that I decided not to finish the book. It is definitely written superbly and a very enjoyable read. It inspected deeply into various aspects of our needs of significance and dignity. However... at least until the midway through, the book seems to only focus on exploring the issue, rather than making any tangible arguments or conclusions of its own. I was more interested in the latter, and after quickly flipping through the book, I felt ...more
Sarah
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first half, I learned a lot from it and enjoyed how he wrote it. The 2nd half seemed to be drier to me and I just couldn't keep up with it. I didn't think he really answered the topic fully. But most of it was good. It did remind me to treat everyone with respect and be more caring to individuals because everyone is made in the image of God and wants to feel loved and respected.
Tom Talamantez
Every person has a hunger for significance. A thirst for love and dignity, to be respected, a feeling for self-worth, to know that others value you. Whether you are man, woman or child, you feel these desires in your soul. Recognition of this condition and how to engage is how this book will impact you. A lyric in a Keith Green song says "the end of all my prayers is to care like my Lord cares." If that is a true desire, then this book will put people in perspective for you and through biblical ...more
Jude Cooney
Apr 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, what an awesome read from the writings of Dr. R.C. Sproul. Here Dr. Sproul engages something that is at the heart of all who seek meaning and purpose in their life. I suppose that's about everyone! In it he writes of how we all need to feel self worth along with a feeling that we are not ignored. He goes on to say that we all, no matter where our walk in life, desire to feel that we are needed. This desire for self worth is like our need for oxygen, we thrive on it every day, and how true ...more
Lorie
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Every once in a while I come across a book that makes me stop and pause. Dr. Sproul pulls at the heart strings with such eloquence, humor, and authority that you cannot help but sit up and take notice. What is missing in our lives is human dignity. Not only does Sproul explain why it's missing (going all the way back to Karl Marx's idea that human worth could be measured in units of labor), but he points us back to our Maker so that we can recharge our souls. A beautiful work of art from one of ...more
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Dr. R.C. Sproul (19392017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.

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