Dec 2, 2011

The Names of God Bible

Open the door to a more intimate relationship with God

  • Discover the Hebrew names of God within the biblical text
  • Encounter God through prayers, promises, and devotional readings
  • Experience God's character more deeply by studying his names

One of the best ways to get to know God on a deeper level is to know his names and titles as revealed in Scripture. Now the bestselling author of Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus uncovers the richness of God's character and love found in his names right within the Bible text.

The Names of God Bible restores more than 10,000 occurrences of specific names of God--like Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay--to help readers connect with the Hebrew roots of their Christian faith and experience a deeper understanding of God's character. Perfect for personal study, prayer, and reflection, The Names of God Bible includes these special features:
- More than 10,000 names and titles of God restored to their Hebrew equivalent and printed in brown ink to stand out within the biblical text
- Names of God reading paths lead readers to the next reference of the name so they can pray and study the names of God throughout Scripture
- Name Pages feature
  • background information associated with the most important names and titles of God
  • key Scripture passages in which the name is revealed
  • devotional readings for each of the featured names
  • specific Bible promises connected to each of the featured names
Calling God by Name sidebars shed light on the relationship between biblical people and the specific names they called God.

Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer whose fascination with the Bible has resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She is the author or coauthor of several bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus, Women of the Bible, and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Together, her books have sold nearly 3 million copies. She has held senior positions at two Christian publishing houses and lives with her two daughters in Michigan.

The Names of God Bible was a pleasure to receive, and it's sure to become a treasured part of my devotional reading. I have never been motivated to learn much about the Hebrew equivalents of the names of God and Jesus as traditionally portrayed in most Bible translations. However, after reading through many sections of this Bible, I want to find out more about the rich history and meanings behind the many different names of God.

I have heard quite a few of the names of God before, but love to have them all indexed in one place, along with pronunciations, meanings and a list of corresponding scriptures.

One of my favourites is El Roi, The God Who Watches Over Me. On the description page for El Roi, there is a short devotional about Hagar, one of my favourite Old Testament stories. This story reminds us of how God knows everything about our lives, past, present and future. Nothing is hidden from Him. The devotional is followed by a short but powerful prayer:

"El Roi, even the darkness is not dark to you. You know everything about me, the light and dark, the good and the bad. You know my dreams and desires, my failings and my fears. You know the good that I do and the good that I fail to do. Please come to me today and help me. Rescue me from dark places and hidden difficulties, and nourish me with your presence so that I, too, may proclaim you as El Roi, the God Who Watches Over Me."

I was not previously familiar with the God's Word Translation (GW), and find it easy to follow and understand. As noted earlier, this Bible will become a valued addition to my personal devotions.

Disclosure: Bible has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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