Saturday, February 8, 2014

Knowing God by name, By Sharon Jaynes, Mary Southerland and Gwen Smith

Knowing God by Name: A girlfriends in God Faith Adventure, by Sharon Jaynes, Mary Southerland and Gwen Smith.
""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.""

Knowing God by name is a wonderful devotional.
It's so easy and quick to read! The authors use forty different names for God to reveal Gods character, and in doing so, you really get to know God more personally! By the end of this book, my understanding of God grew immensely! 
Each name and the (daily) devotional that follows, is not only a wonderful eye opener, but it really did draw me closer to God. The journaling pages are different from others I have seen, and actually prompted me to do them. I also, really loved how the book offers an pronunciation guide, no more butchering the name!  I loved the short prayers at the end of each day (chapter). I'm not very good at praying, and when a book just says, "pray about what you read", I kind of panic, so it's nice having a simple prayer to read.
I feel like this book is a calm thought provoking book. Meaning, it makes you think but not in a overwhelming sort of way. I enjoyed how each day (chapter) listed which author it was written by, it made it very easy to keep track of the stories told. The authors keep all the stories total relevant (no one goes off on a tangent)...all in all, a really nice book.

Check it out my going to the authors website HERE. For more information, check it out HERE. Or to download the first chapter, go HERE.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this book review. Gabrielle W. 
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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