And why does this question matter at all now? Made in the Image of God is a book for those who seek a deeper knowledge and understanding of who God is and how we as human beings relate to him physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a metaphysical way, both now and in the future. If you have an interest in the Word of God, possess some basic understanding of the Scriptures, and seek to know more about the God who provides our salvation, then this book is for you. Along our journey, there will be discussions on such topics as The Nature of God, The Nature of Mankind, The Trinity, and Jesus Christ as God and Man, while providing discussions that oppose Evolution, Atheism, Gnosticism, Pantheism, and Humanism. This book would also be good resource material for those who are studying or providing instruction in the following areas: Bible, Theology, Religion, Apologetics, Metaphysics, or Philosophy of Religion.
As believers we interact constantly with the idea that we were created by God, that from divine breath breathed into dust of the earth God created Adam. Divinity intersected with dust to create us. We come alive and begin to breathe the name of God and when we pass away we no longer can breathe His name. It’s vital then if we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) that we should spend a significant amount of time understanding the nature of this God that we are created in likeness of. This is what it means to pursue God. This is what it means to seek to understand His nature in humanity in the midst of our daily lives.
The book Made In The Image Of God by Ried Ashbaucher is an exploration of this understanding. While the topic and theology of the book is sound, it reads a bit slow. It feels more on the academic side when I was truthfully hoping for something a bit more down to earth, a bit more dust and a little less divine. I guess that’s the struggle. We all want to understand the divine while we are but dust.
Overall Made In The Image of God is a good read, but not a light one.