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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013 — In a culture where image is everything, it’s tempting to define ourselves according to the cultural icons of our day, but Pastor Miles McPherson of the Rock Church, is going against the grain in his new book, "God in the Mirror: Discovering Who You Were Created To Be," releasing from Baker Publishing Group March 1, 2013. In the book, McPherson encourages readers to think less of themselves and more about God’s plan for their life.

Engulfed by a popular culture saturated with images of idealized, air-brushed and unattainable physical beauty, men and women cannot escape feeling judged on the basis of their appearance and often times forged identity. In "God in the Mirror," McPherson addresses the lies Satan uses to lead humans to sin; the obsession with image, the feeling of worthlessness and the pressure to follow the ways of society. McPherson explains to readers how they were created, why they were created, what their true purpose is, and how to remake themselves according to God’s original plan for their lives.

"Human beings are created in God’s image; if we really take that truth to heart and live our lives in light of it, everything changes," said McPherson, who empowers readers with the knowledge of their capacity to reflect God’s heart to the world. "When we live more and more in Him, we begin to experience transformed relationships with each other and with God."

In "God in the Mirror," McPherson interacts with the reader by asking a series of thought-provoking questions. He encourages readers to adjust their life and refocus on God’s purpose. "This book helps readers see themselves through God’s eyes and motivates one to reflect light to and onto others," said McPherson. His unique take on ‘made in the image of God’ delivers on the promise found in the book’s title.

"God in the Mirror" is accompanied by a six session DVD and discussion guide that will equip individuals, small groups, and church classes to grapple with what it means to be made in the image of God and what the implications are for our daily lives. Once released on March 1, 2013, the book, discussion guide and DVD can be purchased online at, or by calling 1-800-877-2665.

Miles McPherson is founder and pastor of Rock Church in San Diego. Prior to that, following his NFL career, he founded Miles Ahead Ministries, through which more than 45,000 young people have made decisions for Christ.

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