Praise for Changed into His Image
A man I pastor recently noted that I quote Jim Berg more than any other living person. That's probably true, and it is a testimony to how much Jim's thinking has shaped my own. He communicates with scriptural integrity, spiritual insight, and memorable wit. Nowhere is his quotable and life-changing teaching encapsulated as effectively as it is in this profound book.
--Chris Anderson, senior pastor of Killian Hills Baptist Chruch, Lilburn, Georgia; hymn writer with ChurchWorksMedia; editor of the Gospel Meditations devotional series; author of The God Who Satisfies.
A friend once asked me to list the five best books I have ever read. Changed into His Image was, and still is, one of them. Jim Berg is an excellent communicator, who writes an organized, thoughtful, resolute, and compassionate volume for any reader seeking genuine heart change for any type of issue. Truly, I recommend it without hesitation to anyone who believes in the sufficiency of Scriptures for biblical heart change.
--Mark E. Shaw, DMin; ACBC-, IABC-, and AADAA-certified biblical counselor; founder, Truth in Love Ministries; pastor and author of twenty publications including The Heart of Addiction
I've had the blessing of knowing Jim since the late 1980s. His life and his ministry radiate the glory of his Lord Jesus Christ. Changed into His Image is the anchor for all that he writes and teaches. This study moves carefully through Ephesians 4:22-24 with theological precision and clear practicality. I have personally used this book for eighteen years with great fruit in the context of small groups, Sunday series, biblical counseling, new beleiver discipleship, and even with several Navy SEALS while on deployment. Solid. Timeless.
--Jim Newcomer, DMin; senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan; adjunct professor of biblical cousneling and pastoral theology, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, Virginia Beach, Virginia; adjunct professor, Appalachian Bible College, Mount Hope, West Virginia; adjunct professor of biblical counseling, BJU Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina; author of Help! I Can't Forgive
Changed into His Image has been a foundational study I have been using within my congregation and with my students at Bible college for many years. It is theologically sound and practically effective in leading individuals into the understanding and process of developing in progressive sanctification.
--Nicholas Ellen, DMin; pastor of Community Faith Bible Chruch, Houston, Texas; senior professor of counseling at the College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas; ACBC-certifed biblical counselor and fellow; adjunct professor of biblical counseling, BJU Seminary, Greenville, SC
Few books made such an early impact on our church as did Jim Berg's Changed into His Image. We have profited from its use in small groups, in one-on-one discipleship, and in our counseling ministry. Jim's organization, style, illustrations, and thoroughness combine to make this book a classic for personal sanctification.
--Kevin Carson, DMin; pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri; professor of biblical counseling at Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missiouri; ACBC-certified biblical counselor; council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; author and editor of Biblical Counseling and the Church