Saturday, May 24, 2014

Knowing God By Name: A Book Review

About The Book:

Redeemer. Healer. Provider. How will you encounter God today?
Throughout Scripture, God reveals His complex character by identifying Himself by different names—names that shed light on who He is and how we should relate to Him. In this engaging book, the popular Girlfriends in God devotional team introduces you to forty of those names, each of which invites you to glory in a different aspect of our amazing God.

In each day’s reading you’ll encounter personal, inspiring stories and biblical truths that lead you to a deeper understanding of who God is and what He does on your behalf. You’ll be fed with Scripture that you can apply to your unique circumstances. And most important, as you come to know Him by name, you’ll draw closer to God and learn to trust Him more fully.

Perfect for personal study and for discussing with girlfriends, prayer partners, or small groups, this eight-week daily devotional features:
• a weekly guide to deeper study, reflection, and prayer
• creative ideas to help you apply new insights
• journaling pages
• a pronunciation guide for God’s Hebrew and Greek names

Begin today with Knowing God by Name—and grow closer to the One who knows you by name.

You can read an excerpt of Knowing God By Name here, on the publisher's website

About The Authors:

Sharon Jaynes is an international conference speaker and the author of seventeen books. She served as vice-president and radio co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years and is a popular guest on Christian radio and television programs such as Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, and Focus on the Family. Sharon is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, a ministry that crosses denominational, generational, and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together.

Gwen Smith is a worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and speaker for national women's conferences and events. She challenges audiences all over the country to trade their brokenness for His beauty. Gwen is the cofounder of Girlfriends in God, a nondenominational conference ministry, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.

Mary Southerland is "the Stress Buster," a leader at helping women manage stress and find joy in their daily life. Mary is an internationally popular speaker at women's retreats and conferences as well as events for women in ministry. With transparency and humor, Mary wraps God's message of hope and love around the tough issues of life, inspiring women to step out in radical obedience to God. Mary's experience as a pastor's wife and the Women's Ministry Motivator has helped leaders across the world embrace ministry challenges and develop essential leadership skills. Mary has written four books that lead women to discover who they are in Christ and how to live the life of victory for which they were created. To learn more, visit

My Review:

This book has rocked my world! Seriously, I have always wanted to learn more about the names of God but always found it so incredibly overwhelming. However, after reading Knowing God by Name, I can confidently say that I am much more confident in this type of Bible study. 

The book is co-written by the Girlfriends in God writing team and they did a fantastic job. Throughout the book, you will find yourself encouraged and blessed, and becoming more confident at getting to know God on a more personal level through the study of His many wonderful names. I absolutely loved the pronunciation guide, and the journaling pages that were included, but the whole book was amazing. I have grown up in the church and have heard many of these names but through reading this book and using the tips and tools for deeper study, I am growing more than ever. A very uplifting, well-written book that had me feeling that I was right in a study with these women teaching me. A great gift idea for women of all ages and stages in their Christian journey. 

While I worked through the eight weeks of the book on my own, this would be an ideal book to use for a Sunday School program or Women's Small Group or Bible Study.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Knowing God by Name online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite Christian book retailer from Waterbrook Multnomah

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Blogging For Books and Waterbrook Multnomah, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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