Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Names of God Bible, general editor Ann Spangler

Names of God Bible, The, Ann Spangler, 978-0-8007-1931-9

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.

    My Review:

    This bible is a unique bible in that it's main goal is to give the readers a deeper insight into the different names of God. It will also help the reader pray and study His many different names during time of study and devotion.

    This bible is written in God's Word translation which is a translation that translate the Bible from the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts to the closest English equivalent that is possible. This means that the goal of this translation is express the meaning of the texts as if it was written in English. Overall this is a very accurate translation and one definitely worth reading.

    I really enjoy the presentation of this Bible, the pages are elegant and having the names of God in bold and italicized is very tasteful and draws the reader to them. Throughout the Bible there are two page spreads dedicated to a particular name with information explaining it and how to pray using that name and key scripture where it is found. Promises that are tied to that name are also include as well which I love. This really is a great resource for both study and devotion since it highlights an area that other Bible's do not always point out. Our God goes by so many names and it is great to be able to learn them and know when to use them and what they mean.

    Some other features of this bible include introductions to each book of the Bible which are very helpful for people new to reading the Bible as well as a good refresher to those who have read it many times. In the back of the Bible there is a topical prayer guide for the names of god based on what you are wanting to pray for such as strength or protection and where to find it in the Bible.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this Bible to both new believers and those very strong in their belief. It is always great to read a different translation from time to time because each translation has their own qualities. I love how this is a great translation and gives us a different way to study it and pray!

    *I recieved this book from Revell for the purpose of this review!

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