"Human Dignity Is at the Heart of the Gospel," ERLC VP Says in New Book

  • The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • Updated Aug 15, 2018
"Human Dignity Is at the Heart of the Gospel," ERLC VP Says in New Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2018 ​— Daniel Darling, vice-president of communications for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, released his newest book today titled, “The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity.”

This book, with a foreword by World Vision President Richard Stearnes, urges Christians to reclaim, in their public witness and their activism, a vision of human dignity that motivates them to speak up on behalf of the most vulnerable.

“Human dignity is at the heart of Christian gospel,” Darling says. “I wrote this book to help ordinary Christians understand and live out the radical implications of being created in the image of God.”

Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, comments on Darling’s newest work.

“The kingdom of God redefines for us who matters and what matters,” Moore said. “Human beings are not the sum of their physical, economic and mental powers. We are creatures who reflect, all of us, a picture of the Creator God. This book appeals to the imagination and the conscience about what it would look like were we to treat our neighbors, and ourselves, as created in the image of God.”

“The Dignity Revolution” has been endorsed by several Christian leaders including R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ann Voskamp, ​New York Times ​bestselling author of “One Thousand Gifts” and Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center.

Tada said, “The human dignity of families living on every cul-de-sac in America is under attack as the very definition of ‘human being’ is altered. No longer is this an academic issue; its impact is creeping into hospitals, schools, and businesses and our country is reeling.This book is a must-read for every Christian looking for a solid language and good argument to halt the further dismantling of the sanctity of all human life. I highly recommend it!”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR​: Daniel Darling is Vice-President for Communications of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship at Green Hill Church, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. He writes regularly in a range of publications, including ​Christianity Today,​ The Gospel Coalition and others. His work has appeared in ​USA Today​, ​Huffington Post​, ​National Review​, and he hosts the weekly podcast The Way Home. Dan is married to Angela and they have four children.