Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters (Paperback)

Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters By Carmen Joy Imes, J. Richard Middleton (Foreword by) Cover Image

Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters (Paperback)


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What does it mean to be human?

This timeless question proves critical as we seek to understand our purpose, identity, and significance. Amidst the many voices clamoring to shape our understanding of humanity, the Bible reveals important truths related to our human identity and vocation that are critical to the flourishing of all of creation.

Carmen Joy Imes seeks to recover the theologically rich message of the creation narratives starting in the book of Genesis as they illuminate what it means to be human. Every human being is created as God's image. Imago Dei is our human identity, and God appointed humans to rule on God's behalf. Being God's Image explores the implications of this kinship relationship with God and considers what it means for our work, our gender relations, our care for creation, and our eternal destiny. The Bible invites us into a dramatically different quality of life: a beloved community in which we can know God and one another as we are truly known.

In Being God's Image, you'll find:

  • Imes's clear, insightful exploration of our deepest questions: what it means to be human,
  • A discussion guide for personal reflection or group study,
  • Additional links to related video material through the BibleProject.
Carmen Joy Imes (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of Old Testament at Biola University. She is the author of Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters and Praying the Psalms with Augustine and Friends. Carmen loves helping Christians discover God's grace in the Old Testament by writing, speaking, and creating videos.
Product Details ISBN: 9781514000205
ISBN-10: 1514000202
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 248
Language: English