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.
You will explore the depths of God as
- Elohim: The All-Powerful Creator
- Jehovah: The Self-Revealing One
- Adonai: The Owner of All
- Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides
- El Shaddai: The Almighty Sufficient One
- El Elion: The Most High Ruler
- Jehovah Nissi: The Lord's Banner of Victory
- Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Our Peace
- Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies
- Jehovah Rophe: The Lord Who Heals
- Jehovah Tsikenu: The Lord My Righteousness
- Jehovah Robi: The Lord My Shepherd
- Immanuel: God With Us
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.
Powerful, Thought-Provoking Book!
, February 1, 2014
This review is from: The Power of God's Names (Kindle Edition)
Although the name of this book is The Power Of God’s Names, don’t think this is just another book revealing the different names of God and the underlying meaning. It is so much more than that! Tony Evans has a depth to his writing style that teaches you so much more along the way. He provides thought-provoking lessons not just on the names of God but also provides amazing interpretations of applications for a variety of Bible Stories along the way. For example, the story about Jehovah Rapha (the Lord who heals) becomes a lesson about how we have to submit to God and yield to His ways so that He can do His work. This is not what you would typically find in other books on the same topic. The name Immanuel (God with us) doesn’t start with a story of Christ arriving at the manger, but that He has been with us since the start of time at the creation. This sections also includes a great description of how Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man at the same time.
In the chapter on Jehovah Shalom (the Lord is peace), Evans relays the story of Gideon and how “in the midst of personal, familial, and national conflict and turmoil he possessed inner well-being despite the ongoing outer drama”. I have never heard the study of Gideon (the mighty man of valor and great warrior) used in relationship to a story on peace, but Evans makes the connection brilliantly as an example of how Gideon had peace through these situations by knowing that God was with him. In order to transform what you do, you must first transform what you think. For Gideon, that meant knowing that God was not only with him but was also for him.
I strongly recommend this book. It is a great teaching on the different names of God and the power behind each aspect of God’s character, but it can also be used as a great devotional and teaching on many of the important stories in the Bible and their applications to our lives today.