OK, so we’ve got this “love thy neighbor” thing down. It won’t ever be mastered, but we get it. But what about the two other characters in the Greatest Commandments – God, and me?
Jesus answered, “The most important [command] is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second [command] is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:29-31 ESV
Wrapped around Christ’s command to love our neighbor is the foremost command to love God wholeheartedly, and then there’s that cryptic “as yourself” statement. If we’re going to get this Christian life right, we need to know who God is and how he made us. Only then can we live “as above, so below” – fully partnered with God to bring the kingdom of heaven down to our little blue planet, one neighbor at a time.
Would you like to join me in discovering how to love in the likeness of God? Ideas I’ve studied, researched, and taught for the past 12 years are shaping into a new book that’s keeping me awake at night. What if I could wrap my little brain around the Trinity? What does it mean to love God and others with all my heart, soul, and strength? What would my neighborhood look like if I looked like more Jesus? God’s word gives us answers, my friend, and they are exciting!
Why Read As Above, So Below?
Readers will be able to…
- Develop an understanding of how our Creator made Creatures in his image so that his kingdom will Come to earth.
- See how we’ve been Corrupted by sin yet can become Conformed like Christ.
- Identify specific Combat strategies for spiritual warfare and learn how to respond when we are Crushed by suffering.
- Cry Out in prayer when God’s word doesn’t provide specific promises for daily problems.
- Recognize the Cornerstones of our religious traditions and walk out our Calling as a Christian.
The book will…
- Visually display how the Holy Trinity is imprinted on the humble trichotomy of mankind using a proprietary rubric.
- Use keywords and symbols to help the reader remember and relate how the image of God is etched into each cell of our everyday lives.
- Identify personal application of this great mystery and work this new knowledge into daily decisions and relationships.