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Baker Academic Title Receives Book of the Year Award
from the Academy of Parish Clergy

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Ada, Mich. (April 30, 2015)—The Baker Academic title The Church according to Paul by James W. Thompson received the 2015 Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Parish Clergy. 

The Church according to Paul (Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801048821; ebook ISBN 9781441219657; $26.99) examines Paul’s ministry of planting and nurturing churches in the pre-Christian world to offer guidance for the contemporary church. James Thompson, scholar in residence at the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, shows that Paul offers an unprecedented vision of the community that is being conformed to the image of Christ. 

“We were in unanimous agreement that it is a great resource for working pastors,” said Henry Coates of the Academy of Parish Clergy. “It is superlative of the best work coming out of biblical studies, because it is not written simply for the academy’s ivory tower but for the sake of the church.” 

The Academy of Parish Clergy is an international organization of clergy serving in faith communities of all sizes and in a variety of locales. 

Baker Academic serves the academy and the church by publishing works that further the pursuit of knowledge and understanding within the context of Christian faith. Building on our Reformed and evangelical heritage, we connect authors and readers across the broader academic community by publishing books that reflect historic Christianity and its contemporary expressions. Our authors are scholars who are leaders in their fields, write irenically, and display a healthy respect for other perspectives and traditions. Our goal is to publish books that are notable for their inherent quality and deemed essential reading by students and scholars.