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Distorted Images of Self: Restoring Our Vision, By Dale Ryan and Juanita Ryan
Distorted Images of Self
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: May 31, 2013
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3149
  • ISBN: 9780830831494

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The way we think and feel about ourselves is one of the most important things about us—affecting our peace of mind, our creativity, and our ability to engage meaningfully in the world. Perhaps most importantly, it impacts our relationships with others, including our relationship with God.

This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study by Dale and Juanita Ryan is designed to help us take a transforming look at some key aspects of our self-image under the clear reflection of God's love.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


Getting the Most Out of Distorted Images of Self
1 Unlovable Versus Loved—Ephesians 3:14-21
2 Worthless Versus Valued—Luke 15:1-2, 8-10
3 Self-Reliant Versus God-Reliant—Isaiah 30:15-21
4 Condemned Versus Forgiven—1 John 1:5—2:11
5 Irreparable Versus Repairable—Psalm 30
6 Forgotten Versus Remembered—Genesis 16
7 Insignificant Versus Significant—Matthew 5:1-10, 14-16
8 Disconnected Versus Bonded in Love—1 John 4:7-21
Leader?s Notes


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Dale Ryan

Dale Ryan is CEO of Christian Recovery International. He is also an assistant professor of recovery ministry and director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has consulted with ministries in several countries who are seeking to develop support groups for alcoholics and addicts and their families. He is a coauthor of The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten, Rooted in God's Love and Bible study guides published by InterVarsity Press.

Juanita Ryan

Juanita Ryan is a clinical nurse specialist with an MSN in psychiatric mental health nursing. She has taught mental health nursing at Bethel University, Rio Hondo Community College and Biola University. She is currently a therapist in private practice at Brea Family Counseling Center in Brea, California. She is the coauthor of The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten and the author or coauthor of over thirty InterVarsity Press Bible studies.