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lahso2011Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love Love Love this book!December 10, 2019lahso2011Age: 45-54Gender: femaleI've been a Christian a long time but was looking for something to help me dig in and learn more about Jesus. Wouldn't you know, God presented me with this book and it has helped me so much to learn about Him on a deep, deep level. Tony Evans writes in such a relatable way with completely modern references, yet the concepts of Jesus are so powerful I can literally only read a couple pages at a time and have to stop and worship and contemplate what I've read for while. Highly recommend. I'd like to use this to disciple new believers, so I will also be checking out the accompanying workbook.
danniAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5ExcellentJune 17, 2019danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have never read a book by Tony Evans but I have always heard very good things about him as an author. I have read a similar series by Ann Splangler that I loved and was curious to see how this one compared.
Evans wrote his first book, The Power of God's Names, which I have not read. I do not believe you need to read his first one to get the full effect of The Power of Jesus' Names. But I am now very interested to read it!
Evans begins the book with a section titled " The Celebrityship of Jesus". I like this introduction as he simplifies the criteria for being a celebrity compared to what our current culture demands.
He then splits the book into 2 parts:
1 - Power in His Positions
2 - Power in His Person
Each part includes 6 names of Jesus, such as: Great High Priest, King, Jesus, Christ, I Am.
The first chapter covers the name Immanuel but also spends a brief time discussing the importance of a name. I appreciate him including this portion and referencing the Biblical foundation for naming. A name reflects an identity and thus the being of oneself.
Evans chooses to start with the name Immanuel as he claims it sets the stage for all the other names and no other name describes God's nature toward us as his creation as deeply as Immanuel.
He also does a wonderful job of utilizing Scripture, modern parables, and life experience to dive deep into the meaning of each name. It seems as though he could have created a wealthier and deeper study on each specific name. I finished each chapter wanting just a bit more than was provided. Whether that be more Scripture support, more guided prayer, or just more reflection questions on each. It was not so much a study on how the names of Jesus impact me, but rather a simple way to help me more fully understand Jesus.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A study of the significance and meaning behind Jesus' namesApril 6, 2019Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"The Power of Jesus' Names" focused on 12 names used for Jesus found in the Old and New Testament: Immanuel, Alpha and Omega, our King, the Mighty Lamb, Great High Priest, Sovereign (and the other names from Isaiah 9:6 wonderful Counselor, mighty God, eternal Father, Prince of Peace), I AM (plus I am the bread of life, the light of the world, the door, the good shepherd, the resurrection and the life, the way, the truth, and the life, the true vine, I am he), Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son of God and Son of Man, and the Word.
The author looked at the verses where each name is used (including places where the same or similar names are used for God in the Old Testament). He talked about the significance of these names and used analogies relevant to today to help illustrate their significance. He also explained how understanding these names for God is meaningful for and impacts our lives today. Overall, I'd recommend this book.
I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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