'Only by looking through Christ's eyes can you see the real value of human life, and only by putting on Christ's heart can you love the broken human being. This book will help you to critically think, 'What is the value of human life?''
'In the height of colonization, our people witnessed a people who chose not to see us as a people and did not understand our relationship with Creator God. When I was young, the Indian Affairs agent would come to our community, and our people would go to great lengths to honor him. I could not understand this action. My mother said, 'It doesn't matter what they are doing to us, we must always respect all people because God made them also.' This book opens the gate to reclaim our birthright as a people of God, made in his image.'
'Andy Steiger's book alerts us to the looming dangers of dehumanization embedded within a naturalistic or atheistic worldview. He rightly anchors the hope of recognizing and reclaiming our humanity and personhood as presented in the biblical revelation and grounded in the triune Godthe ultimate basis for deep relationality and intimacy.'
'This timely book unpacks the consequences that follow when we forget what it means to be human, and it shows powerfully why only the Christian faith can give us a foundation for human value and dignity, a foundation based not in chemistry nor psychology nor biology but in the love of the God who made us and who, in Jesus, rescued and reclaimed our broken humanity.'
'Our culture often devalues children, especially those with a disability. This book is a timely reminder that how we see people affects how we treat them. I highly recommend it to make sure you are seeing people correctly.'
'This is a timely and powerful book. We have lost sight of what a human is because we have lost sight of God. Ultimately, this book is a call to better love our neighbors by understanding the faulty worldview that takes so many people captive today.'
'Once you start reading this book, you will have difficulty putting it down. Its stories will draw you in, and its blend of philosophical reasoning and theological insights will make you think about some of the deepest questions one could ever ask: What is it to be human? What leads to human flourishing? And why is it so devastating when we dehumanize others?'
'I warmly commend this book and its goal of pointing people to the God in relationship with whom we become truly human. We have never lived in a time like this, and this book has never been more important.'
'In this secular age in which we know the cost of everything but the value of nothing, it is imperative we thoughtfully consider the ideas in this book. To a society that has given up introspection and given in to daily distractions, this book ought to help reverse cultural malaise. I highly recommend it.'
'Using vivid illustrations and spellbinding stories to make his important case, Andy has written a book in which philosophy, anthropology, and the Bible collide in beautiful ways to reveal genuine human flourishing. Church leaders and school teachers be aware: this book will enlighten and transform people at every age and of every race, gender, and educational background. Get everyone reading it today.'
'Here's a clear, creative, and compelling case for how to deal with the cultural conflicts that threaten to tear us apart, and instead to find the foundation for our humanity that can give us the common ground we need. This book will stimulate your thinking, engage your imagination, and ultimately change the way you see othersand even how you view yourself!'
'The arguments that Andy Steiger makes in this book are essential to understanding our cultural moment as we continue that profoundly human quest for truth and meaning. Steiger helps us to reset and to remember the importance of genuine human community.'
'I spent most of my career assigned to a Crimes Persons unit as a detective in Los Angeles County. It doesn't take long in this environment to witness the disregard humans have for one another. But while homicides represent an extreme expression of our growing intolerance, a more insidious divide widens between us as our culture abandons its Christian foundation. This book describes this danger and calls us to the one solution that can restore our sense of common humanity.'