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Have you ever wondered what the Old Testament - especially the Old Testament law - has to do with your Christian life?

You are not alone. Some Christian leaders believe we should cast off the Old Testament now that we have the New. Carmen Joy Imes disagrees.

In this warm, accessible volume, Imes takes listeners back to Sinai, the ancient mountain where Israel met their God, and explains the meaning of events there. She argues that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture. Listeners will revisit the story of Israel as they trudge through the wilderness from a grueling past to a promising future. The story of Israel turns out to be our story too, and you'll discover why Sinai still matters as you follow Jesus today.

©2019 Carmen Joy Imes (P)2019 eChristian

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  • Scott
  • 29-12-2019

Great Audiobook!

This audiobook is very interesting I had heard about this book by listening to the Naked Bible Podcast were the author of the book was interviewed. It an excellent ready for anyone who enjoys digging a little deeper into the Word of God. Best of all its written in a way that makes it easy to understand. As to the recording they did a great job and the narrator who read this book did an excellent job! To sum it all up I would definitely recommend this audiobook!

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  • Bill Adams
  • 26-12-2019

Excellent Read and Study!

Excellent read for many reasons. One of which is connecting how the NT writers knit the OT covenant into their narrative. Thanks so much to Dr. Imes for creating this work! I have the book as well and found it very helpful to listen first then read and highlight after. I look forward to listening again!

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  • jaredrisner
  • 23-10-2020

Wonderful book on common miss-understood scripture.

Wonderfully, clearly explained biblical concepts I thought I understood. Mrs. Imes caused me to question my understanding of biblical scripture in a humble way, but then didn’t leave me hung out to dry. An excellent theological work that is easy on the ears, somewhat difficult for the soul, but none the less great.

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  • Jay Sharpe
  • 28-05-2020

One I will read more than once!

This is a book that bridges biblical scholarship to the layman. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a better understanding of the Old Testament.

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  • Jose
  • 26-05-2020

I thank God for Carmen Imes life!

This is great work, it urges us to leave at the door out traditions and embrace scripture for what it really is. Great work, thank you Carmen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-2020

Greater Understanding

With clarity and conviction Carmen Imes heightens our awareness of a very important concept that for many years of my life has been watered down to simply, "Don't use God's name when cursing". Through this book I've been exposed to a much richer understanding of what it truly means to "bear" the name of God and of Jesus. This book (through the Holy Spirit and excellent work of Carmen Imes) has super transforming qualities that all Christians needs in their walk with Jesus. Praise God for faithful servants like Carmen Imes!

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  • Dillon Gosnell
  • 22-04-2020

the commandment you probably think the least about

Wow! This has gone to the top of my recommend list! I first heard Carmen Joy Imes speak during the 2019 Naked Bible Conference. After watching her presentation I was sold. I bought the audiobook and started listening immediately I was not disappointed. Carmen did her doctoral work studying this exact commandment and as she has said multiple times after finishing her doctorate she wanted to put something out, that could be put in the hands of anybody in the church and make an impact as well as educate them on what it really means to Bear the LORD's name. In my opinion she fully succeeded in that goal! This book is extremely readable and yet very profound. Bearing God's name is a book that takes a teaching that you glaze over in life because you think you understand, and it breaks it wide open, showing you how important this single command is, and in the process showing you how the old testament is a perfect learning ground to show us How Great our God and Jesus are. I would recommend Bearing God's name to pretty much anyone in the Christian faith, especially anyone who struggles with how the old testament fits with our faith, But also to well versed Bible nerds anywhere on the knowledge spectrum, you will love this book!

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  • Cody J Cooper
  • 21-04-2020

great read

content and layout is great. narration is okay. excellent theme and concept to explore. overall I would recommend to anyone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-2020

a lot of information to digest.

the stance the church has on the old Testament and God's laws are changing. time to get out in front of this and change your ways.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-2020

Excellent.

this was an excellent presentation of the continuous presence of God with his people from Sinai through Canaan, the. Of the judges, the Kings, the prophets through the gospels and Epistles and right through revelation. the author is exceptionally well-versed in Old Testament history and Christology. I will definitely go through this audiobook at least one more time. There is no way to digest this all-in-one listening.

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