Christians Are Recovering Human Beings
Returning to God’s Reality
About the Book
This book will examine some of the perspectives of reality that can help us realize the pattern of our recovery. In our notions of improvement there are elements of value and worth, which stress direction and evaluation. These elements are closely related to rationale, aim and goal. We call them wishes. Christianity does not just talk of desire. Appeal often falls short of action. The reality of healing through our faith is directed by divine action. Theologians write about concepts like covenant, sacrifice, depravity and vindication. And they put meanings in those terms which often escape the “man on the street.” We will look at some of these perceptions in our study of this reality. Love is demonstrated in our acts. Sometimes the Bible writers refer to this as ‘right-doing’ of loving response. Our love finds its convincing expression in good acts. Actions attract equivalence from others. Educators refer to this the contrast between cognition and affection.
About the Author
Edwin Harry Zackrison (1941—) was born in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1969. He received a BA (1963) at Loma Linda University, an MA (1964) and BD (1966) from Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and a PhD (1984) in Theological Studies and Developmental Psychology at Andrews University. He received an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management (2001). After pastoring for twelve years and teaching at high school, college and university levels for forty-five years, he is retired and writes from Ringgold, GA.