Fingerprint of God: The Church as a Living Body

Fingerprint of God: The Church as a Living Body

by Ron Bryce MD


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In the Bible and in Christian culture, the church is so often described as the "body of Christ" that the words seem to have lost all meaning. Far from being a tired, empty descriptor, however, physician and devoted Christian Dr. Ron Bryce has seen over his decades in the medical field that this popular analogy may be a literal definition of what the church should be. In Fingerprint of God: The Church As a Living Body, Bryce uses examples from science and nature to illuminate how God has placed His signature not only on all living things but also on His church. Bryce argues that by understanding what they are and living cooperatively with one another, the cells of the body of Christ can unite to fight off the diseases infecting the modern church, such as infighting, lack of charity, and lack of forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612542690
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ron Bryce, MD, is an emergency room physician in Dallas. He earned his medical degree in 1986 from Oral Roberts University's medical school. A former member of the ORU Alumni Association board, in 2016 ORU honored him as Alumnus of the Year. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and served as CMDA’s Texas representative from 2011 to 2015.
A longtime Christian, Dr. Bryce has been a Sunday school teacher, church elder, and church musician, and during medical school played piano for a Southern gospel group. He has been a board member for GeoBound missions and for Abundant Life Missions, an organization started by his parents and which focuses its efforts on Haiti. His community involvement has included serving as mayor of Red Oak, Texas, in 2006–07. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Medical Board, and served from 2006 to 2012.
Bryce is married to Lydia Bryce. They have four children: Daniel, twenty-six; Blair, twenty-four; Joseph, twenty-two; and Brooke, twenty.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Love is the Key 1

Chapter 1 Spiritual Reality 9

Chapter 2 The Vision 21

Chapter 3 Bodies 29

Chapter 4 Are We a Body or a Business? 41

Chapter 5 Knit Together 55

Chapter 6 The Essence of Life 69

Chapter 7 God Meets All Our Needs 79

Chapter 8 Cells: The Members of the Body 89

Chapter 9 Unity Amid Diversity 103

Chapter 10 Order in the Body 115

Chapter 11 Immune Disorders 129

Chapter 12 The Dangers of Infection 141

Chapter 13 The Parasite Known as Cancer 153

Chapter 14 The Most Excellent Way 165

A Prayer 173

Bibliography 175

Notes 179

About the Author 185

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