Ava Pennington has written a concise daily reflection on the names of God. In each one-page devotional she includes a passage of scripture for that day, a key verse, a meditation on a name and aspect of God, a brief prayer, and a thought-provoking question. Every devotional is an effective way to know God more deeply, to see who He really is and how He wants to relate to us, and to realize all of His wonderful promises to us. A very worthwhile tool and resource. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review of the book.
I collect devotionals :)! So happy to add this new one to my collection. I think Daily Reflections on the Names of God is now one of my favorite devotionals. This devotional covers 122 names of God. In the Bible, names are very important. They often reflect the characteristic attributes about the persons. Even more so, God reveals His character by referring to Himself by different Names. He wants us to know and understand Who He is, what He does, how He relates to His children, and how we should relate to Him.
Who is God to you? Elohim (Creator God). El Shaddai (The All-Sufficient God/God Almighty). Abba (Father). You may be familiar with these. But God is so much more! He is also the Jealous God (El Qanna), the God Who Sees (El Roi), the Lord Our Peace (Yahweh Shalom), the Lord Who Heals (Yahweh Rapha), the Lord Our Righteousness (Yahweh Tsidkenu), and more. The author offers 3 devotionals for each name. The first one ("look up") explains why God describes Himself the way He does. The second one ("look in") focuses on how the particular name applies to our lives and affects our relationship with God. The third one ("look out") talks about how we can apply what we know about God to how we treat others. At the beginning of each day's devotional, you will find a Bible passage's reference and a verse. Each devotional concludes with a prayer and questions to help us reflect upon how we can apply what we learn in our daily lives.
I enjoyed all the Biblical truths, Godly insights, and thought-provoking questions. Prepare to ponder God's attributes in fresh ways, grow closer to God, and experience Him more intimately! It will enrich your understanding of Who God is, will strengthen your faith in Him, and will deepen your relationship with Him. Check out this refreshing read! It would also make a wonderful Christmas gift for any believers in your lives!
"Pursuing good works to fulfill our own agendas results in right actions done for self-serving motives." (from page 30)
"Jesus understood that real peace does not ignore conflict. True peace addresses the cause of the problem to remove it permanently. For us to have peace with God, Jesus dealt with the problem of our sin with finality and in the most violent way possible." (from page 61)
"When our goal is to be as inoffensive as possible by keeping quiet about our Savior, then He is the One we will offend! We are to live in a way that refreshes and soothes; we cannot do that by being lukewarm." (from page 342)
~ I received a free copy of this book via The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Daily Reflections on the Names of God is a wonderful devotional for mature Christians as well as those who are new to the faith. I love the in-depth study on the various names of God and the way the author explains what each name means in my relaitonship with God. If you want to experience a deeper relationship with God and a greater understanding of who God is, this book will help you accomplish that. It is a book you will want to read over and over again. Powerful, encouraging, comforting, and uplifting!
Daily Reflections On the Names of God is the absolute best devotional I have ever owned...I actually received it as a gift from my mom! I love the format of the book which focuses Upward first, inward at my heart next, and then outward, applying it to relationships. I actually like to do all three in one sitting but it is easy to do just one when my time is shorter. The content is outstanding and it reveals who God really is. It is amazingly relevant to my life and today's culture. The short prayer suggested with each day is meaningful and the questions for personal reflection are thought provoking helping me to examine who I am in Christ and who He wants me to be. I love it! I am buying this book for all my small group girls this Christmas....love it!
Daily Reflections on the name of God by Ava Pennington
This is a great devotional that I have added to my daily reading plan. It is dedicated to the attributes and characteristics of the names of God. The author devotes three days to each name. On the first day we discover how and why He is called that particular name. The second day she teaches us how it can be applied to us, and the third day is dedicated to finding how the name or attribute affects our relationship with God. To me not only is this a devotional, I found it to be a great teaching tool. I especially enjoy the questions after each devotion. It has been a great help to get me to think harder about what I have just read. I give this book five stars, it is very informative and well put together. I want to thank the author and publisher for bringing Christian devotional books like this one to readers like me. I would also like to thank The Book Club Network Inc. for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.