You're Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God's Design and Why That's Good News

You're Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God's Design and Why That's Good News

by Kelly M. Kapic


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Work. Family. Church. Exercise. Sleep.

The list of demands on our time seems to be never ending. It can leave you feeling a little guilty—like you should always be doing one more thing.

Rather than sharing better time-management tips to squeeze more hours out of the day, Kelly Kapic takes a different approach in You're Only Human. He offers a better way to make peace with the fact that God didn't create us to do it all.

Kapic explores the theology behind seeing our human limitations as a gift rather than a deficiency. He lays out a path to holistic living with healthy self-understanding, life-giving relationships, and meaningful contributions to the world. He frees us from confusing our limitations with sin and instead invites us to rest in the joy and relief of knowing that God can use our limitations to foster freedom, joy, growth, and community.

Readers will emerge better equipped to cultivate a life that fosters gratitude, rest, and faithful service to God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587435102
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/18/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 220,578
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kelly M. Kapic (PhD, King's College, University of London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he has taught for twenty years. He is an award-winning author of more than fifteen books, including Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering, winner of a Christianity Today Book Award. Kapic, a popular speaker, has been featured in Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition, has worked on research teams funded by the John Templeton Foundation, and contributes to the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and various other journals.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Particularity and Limits
1. Have I Done Enough? Facing Our Finitude
2. Does God Love . . . Me? Crucified . . . but I Still Live
3. Are the Limits of My Body Bad? Praise God for Mary
4. Why Does Physical Touch Matter? Images, Trauma, and Embodied Worship
5. Is Identity Purely Self-Generated? Understanding the Self in Context
Part 2: Healthy Dependence
6. Have We Misunderstood Humility? Joyful Realism
7. Do I Have Enough Time? Clocks, Anxiety, and Presence
8. Why Doesn't God Just Instantly Change Me? Process, Humanity, and the Spirit's Work
9. Do I Need to Be Part of the Church? Loving the Whole Body
10. How Do We Faithfully Live within Our Finitude? Rhythm, Vulnerability, Gratitude, and Rest

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