Professor Dr. Carmen Joy Imes’ new book landed on the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) best selling new releases list for September. Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters is Imes’ latest book. As a Talbot School of Theology Old Testament professor, Imes is passionate about helping students and other laypeople engage the Old Testament and discover its relevance for Christian identity and mission.
"It was such a fun surprise to stumble upon this bestseller list and find my book,” said Imes. “I'm delighted that so many are reading it and finding inspiration for their sense of identity and vocation.”
The book, published by IVP Academic, explores what the Bible teaches about human identity and vocation, specifically what it means to be an image bearer. It's a timely word for a culture in crisis, according to Imes.
Ranking on the ECPA bestseller list is a notable achievement — the list is created based on sales nationwide and meant to be a reference point for those in the industry. Bestseller lists contain a wide range of published Evangelical material, ranging in category.
Imes is best known for her books Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters (IVP 2019) and now Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters (IVP 2023). Imes has appeared on over 100 podcasts and radio shows and releases weekly “Torah Tuesday” videos on her own YouTube channel. She writes for Christianity Today, Politics of Theology, and The Well (InterVarsity).
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