Respect the Image
Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk
We humans talk a lot, so you’d think we’d be good at communicating with one another. But . . . well, we’re not. And the result is hurt, misunderstandings, frustration, division, and sometimes all-out war.
Yet whether we’re trying to repair a relationship, interact on social media, or understand someone whose beliefs differ from our own, there is hope! The people around us bear God’s image. As we learn to treat them accordingly, our communication will become a powerful means of showing God’s love to them.
Laying out eleven key principles for loving conversation, Pastor Tim Shorey guides us to a memorable, scriptural approach to communication that can transform our relationships.
“A focused and helpful plea for greater listening and learning in all our relationships.”
—Ruth Naomi Floyd, Vocalist; Lecturer on African-American Spirituals and Resident Artist, Temple University
“Expertly crafted, this rich biblical treatment of relational and racial unity is a blessing and an encouragement.”
—Diane Hunt, Counselor; Editor and Coauthor, Crossing the Jordan
“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