Created to Relate
Insights Into Our Design and Purpose
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Who am I? Why am I here? These questions have been pondered down through the ages!
Created to Relate describes the essence of human life and answers how and why we were created. It brings clarity and new insight into the design of the human body, soul, and spirit. Its dissection of the human heart is groundbreaking. Keith unveils the ultimate mystery of our existence: to be joined to our heavenly Father in a loving and fruitful relationship.
“Whether you are familiar with Scripture and have some things figured out or you’re a newcomer to the faith, hang on for a wonderful ride. In Created to Relate, Keith Carroll opens up not only Scripture, but a deeper understanding of the life processes we manage every day. This book is a sheer delight and I highly recommend it be read over and over again.” —Sandi Querin, MBA, JD., ThD, pastor, Clovis, California
“Keith Carroll’s explanations of who we are as beings created in the image of God and how we are designed to function and relate to this God are clear, concise, and illuminating. This book will be extremely helpful to all who want to walk in deeper intimacy with our Creator.” —Catherine Zoller, author of Genesis: The Rhyme and Reason Series
“A great reference work for philosophy and theology students alike.” —Pastor Dan Semsch, Bozeman, Montana
You’re invited to embark on an exciting journey through the Scriptures. In this book, you’ll discover God’s creative intention for this life and understand the clear difference between what you are as a functioning being and who you are as a person. Want to know who you are and why you are here? Read Created to Relate and get the answers you seek.
About the Author: Keith dedicated his life to our heavenly Father in his pre-teen years. During the teenage years, he became an avid student of the Scriptures. At 29 he married Nancy, and they have three children and five grandchildren. Keith has ministered in a variety of Christian denominations, serving in many capacities including senior pastor.
Table of Contents:
1. Two Realms Sustain Us 1
2. Body and Spirit Link Us 19
3. Conscious Soul Informs Us 37
4. Expressive Heart Reveals Us 55
5. Relational Concept Connects Us 77
6. Father’s Fellowship Nurtures Us 98
7. Will of God Directs Us 117
8. Purpose of Life Destines Us 138
Appendices: Keys to Understanding
I. Cold, Dark, and Evil 153
II. Body and Flesh 158
III. Get Understanding 163
IV. Attitude Rules 168
V. Mature Not Perfect 174
VI. Called and Chosen 178
VII. Light of Life 182
VIII. What Is Faith? 187