[review] “Knowing God by Name” by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland

© 2013 Multnomah Books

© 2013 Multnomah Books

Title: Knowing God by Name – A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure

Author: Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland

ISBN: 978-1-60142-469-3

Publisher: Multnomah Books

Publication Date: 06.08.2013

Pages: 288

Knowing God by Name is an eight-week devotional exploring different aspects of God’s character. Throughout the Bible, God reveals His complex character by identifying Himself by different names. In this inspiring book, the Girlfriends in God Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland look in detail at forty of those names.

Each week consists of five days’ devotional reading followed by one reflective study day. Each day’s reading includes personal stories combined with biblical truths and closes with a prayer. If, like me, you are a subscriber to the daily Girlfriends in God email devotionals, many of the personal stories the authors share in this book will probably be familiar to you.

On their website, the authors have provided additional free video content for each week, which is a nice touch. Other special features include journaling pages at the end of each section and a pronunciation guide for God’s Hebrew and Greek names.

While I really like the idea of journaling pages, they don’t really work for me in the eBook version. I found that a little frustrating and would therefore definitely recommend getting the print version instead. I also have to admit that I would have preferred the questions to be spread throughout the week rather than having so much content to work through on one day at the end of each week. At times I felt rather overwhelmed by this.

On the whole, this is still a very worthwhile devotional book I’d recommend wholeheartedly. It really helps getting to know the different aspects of God’s character and is a great introduction to a number of His names found in the Bible.

Read a free sample chapter.

My rating:

4 Palmen

Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group through the Blogging For Books book review bloggers programme. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Please note this review has been published previously on my main blog.


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