Gifted to Fit: One Body, Many Parts: Effectual Functioning with Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Paperback)
Guided by the Holy Spirit, Dr. D. has completed an exceptional book that compares functions in the human body and the Spiritual Body (the Church). She points out that God's creation is diverse; yet we see patterns of order and consistency in design, function, and purpose. Two of God's masterpieces--the human body and the Spiritual Body--also reflect these patterns of order and consistency in operation and purpose. Functioning in the healthy human body serves as a model for effectual functioning in the Spiritual Body.
Similar to blood and air in the human body, the life of the Spiritual Body requires active engagement with the Blood of Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And just as diverse parts in the human body are designed to fit and work together in systems, diverse parts in the Spiritual Body are gifted by the Holy Spirit to fit and work together in systems to accomplish God's agenda. Effectual functioning in the Spiritual Body requires the use of all gifts as God intended. Knowing this, the devil uses confusion and attacks to restrict, divide, or destroy Body parts, thus slowing the growth and limiting the effectiveness of the Spiritual Body.
In Gifted to Fit, Dr. D. applies many years of study and insights to show us how clarity about functioning in the Spiritual Body can be life-changing for the reader. Spiritual knowledge and insights diminish confusion and produce growth and love for the Lord and His Body. For a spiritual part, knowing and understanding one's gift/gift-mix, responsibility, and fit in the Body increases the ability to be an effective, unrestricted fruit bearer for the Lord through the Holy Spirit. With increased clarity comes increased responsibility for performance; therefore, she challenges every spiritual part to know the Holy Spirit and to exercise his or her gifts faithfully and fearlessly in the appropriate gift system(s) to benefit others and fulfil God's eternal purposes for the Spiritual Body, which is the Body of Christ.