Friday, January 31, 2014

The Power of God's Names

The Power of God's Names by Tony Evans
Harvest House: 2/1/2014
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736939973

In his exciting new book, bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans shows that it's through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness? As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God's character will become real to you in life-changing ways.
By studying and understanding the characteristics of God as revealed through His names, you will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.

My Thoughts:

The Power of God's Names by Tony Evans is very highly recommended for Christians who want to deepen their relationship with God by trying to understand His nature.

The Power of God's Names is a study guide for Christians who desire an in-depth introduction to many of God's names. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10)  Evans points out that in Scripture, a name often means more. It can represent purpose, authority, makeup, and character. This is the case for the names of God.  God's names reflect His character and His capacity. If we can understand the nature of God through His names, we can learn to identify and understand which name relates to our particular situation and God's promises for us. "I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power." Isaiah 52:6

This would be a wonderful small group study as well as an individual resource that could be used for years to come. Evans shares a plethora of Biblical insights and descriptions to help readers become more aware of God's names and the power behind them.

In The Power of God's Names Tony Evans provides a detailed study of the names of God and presents it in three parts: The Foundational Names of God, The Compound names of God, and The Incarnational names of God.  This is an invaluable study resource for anyone who desires a more intimate, personal relationship with God.

The chapters in the book are organized as:
Part 1: The Foundational Names of God
2. Elohim: The Strong Creator God
3. Jehovah: The Relational God
4. Adonai: The God Who Rules
Part 2: The Compound Names of God
5. Jehovah Jireh: The Lord Our Provider
6. Jehovah Tsaba: The Lord Our Warrior
7. Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Is Peace
 8. Jehovah Rohi: The Lord My Shepherd
9. Jehovah Nissi: The Lord My Banner
10. Jehovah Mekoddishkem: The Lord Who Sanctifies
11. Jehovah Rapha: The Lord Who Heals
12. Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness
13. El Elyon: The Most High God
14. El Shaddai: Lord God Almighty
Part 3: The Incarnational Name of God
15. Immanuel: God with Us
Appendix 1: Jesus from Genesis to Revelation: From cover to cover, the Bible offers us insights into Jesus’s character and purpose. These descriptions from the 66 books of the Bible aren’t actual names, but they give us a deeper and clearer glimpse into the one who has come as Immanuel to be the living fulfillment and manifestation of God’s names.
Appendix 2: An Extended List of the Names and Titles of God
Scripture Index

Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of Harvest House for review purposes.

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