Experiencing God Through His Names

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Experiencing God Through His Names

Experiencing God Through His Names (Bold Vision Books, June 2016)

What’s in a name?

Names are more than groups of letters that represent a person or identify objects. Names are powerful. A person’s character and destiny can be influenced by his or her name. God’s attributes and personality support His unique and distinct names. If we comprehend the meanings of His titles, we can know God more intimately. In Experiencing God Through His Names, Sheryl Giesbrecht walks with you on an exciting journey to discover and absorb the truth about God’s character. In the next 31 days, God wants you to get to know Him. Are you ready?

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Reviews

  • WORD Up! says:

    ‘Experiencing God Through His Names’ by Sheryl Giesbrecht is a heartwarming book that will enhance any Christian’s prayer or devotional time. Sheryl introduces a new Name of God each day and I was amazed at how appropriate the “Name of the day” applied to what I had studied in my quiet time and what I was about to pray for myself for the day. It’s a valuable tool for getting to know God and His attributes.

  • It seems we can forget that God wants to be more than “God” to us. He wants to be our Provider, our Secret Place, and much more. I think Experiencing God Through His Names will open your eyes and hearts to the more that God can be in your life…

  • A wonderful book to read. I was excited when I got this book. It isn’t a big book a small book filled with lots of information you can learn from.

    It’s a 31 daily devotional that God wants you to get to know him about his character. I find this book very helpful and I am going to be sharing this with my family and friends for sure a great resource and helpful for you to get closer to God.

  • This is a good book for exploring the character of God through 31 of the names given Him in the Bible. The author does a good job of describing how each name was used and what it means to us in living out our Christian faith. The prayer at the end of each devotion helps to practically apply the devotion to life. The book would be a good choice for a month long emphasis on God and His character traits.

  • I enjoyed reading this book, learning the meaning of these names and developing a deeper understanding of God.

  • Raventhreads says:

    These were nice little snippets of devotional thought and nice starters for prayer, so I’m pleased to have it to use devotionally. This is a devotional that could be easily repeated and I think it would mean different things to you each time that you would go through this study of God’s names.

  • I like the devotional style, focusing on one Name each day, and I really liked how the author began each devotional with a personal vignette, tied it into an explanation of the day’s Name, and then finished with a strong application to everyday life and a prayer based on that day’s Name.

  • Geisbrecht’s thoughts each day are a blend of personal story, teaching, and reflection on one particular name. She references Scripture but does not give one focal Scripture to reflect upon. She does include a prayer at the end of each day. I missed having reflective/application questions at the end of each devotion. This is a really good “beginners” look into the names of God.

  • Noveltea says:

    Reading through the book while sick was a good way to find encouragement, and it helped me remember and dwell on how powerful, wonderful, and all-knowing God is. The book quotes a lot of Scripture, and talks a good amount about the attributes of God, so that was a big plus.

  • kcreatives says:

    I really love the length of this study (both daily and number of lessons). It is attainable for non-seminary students. And it helps you just begin to scratch the surface of God’s beauty that he shows to us!

  • I had known a few of the names of God but always wanted to understand more of His personal attributes so I could personalize my prayers more specifically to my needs or the needs of people I was praying for. This is such a great way to spend the next 31 days getting to meditate and study the nature of who God is in many different ways. It has transformed my prayer life and it is a reference book I keep nearby to respond to my call to prayer for others.

  • Fruitbearers says:

    I enjoyed all the Biblical truths, practical insights, and personal stories shared in this book. I highly recommend it! Prepare to discover God’s character in fresh ways, grow closer to Him, and experience Him more intimately!

  • This would be a great choice for anyone who is new to the study of the names of God and/or anyone who wants a quick and simple devotional book. The writing style is very accessible, so if you just want to sit down and read it in one sitting you could do that too. While you don’t have to look up any Scripture (it’s all provided for you), this is a good springboard for further study if you so desire.

  • Excellent! I love that this book works well for a devotional, since it is easy to read and has a lovely depth to it.

  • I really wanted this book to offer me deeper insights into who God is through His Names and while there are a few sections that gave me the Hebrew and Greek meanings–I wish there were more. I felt like some of the Names and meanings were more personal to the author, which is awesome because God speaks to us individually and I appreciate the author sharing those moments but what I was looking for was a journey where I could experience a more thorough revelation of God’s characteristics through His many Names.

  • Moments says:

    I loved the parallels that Sheryl makes. This chapter is really a great way to start out this book to then move into chapters about lesser known names used. Each chapter is only a couple of pages; therefore it can be read quickly, but yet it is filled with so much and truths to reflect on. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a new devotional book to study and gain a deeper understanding of God.

  • Gielsbrecht’s book offers much information along with Scripture and prayers which add great value to her book. Though not all of the Names of God could be included in the book, it is very encouraging and some names are unique to other books on the same subject. It is definitely worth reading and having on hand for personal study and prayer time.

  • This is not all of God’s names, but I think she chose ones that can help us grasp how wonderful He is and how much He loves us. It is an intimate book and communication with Him. I think this is one you would really enjoy.

  • The author does a great job on these devotionals, and it is obvious she put a lot of thought and prayer into them. As I read through them, I was helped and encouraged to see the meanings of some names I wasn’t sure about, and to be reminded of the ones I did know.

  • Sheryl does a beautiful job relating the many names for God to our needs.

  • MysteriesEtc says:

    Experiencing God Through His Names by Sheryl Giesbrecht is perfect for those who wish to know God better by understanding and experience. Giesbrecht includes a prayer each day for your devotional time. I know I will be referring back to this book many times.

  • When I received the book and saw how short it was, along with the chapter titles, I decided I just wanted to sit and read to discover what was shared. As I read each chapter, I would discover a nugget of truth that caused me to pause, meditate and consider how the name would affect my view of God.

  • This is a 31 day devotional with easy to read devotions. This is perfect for those times when you just don’t have tons of time to spend in the Bible, but you want to study something. With 31 days you can do the complete study in a month.
    I’ve studied the names of God before and I again walked away with something new. I highly recommend this.

  • This is a thin volume that speaks volumes. It would be best meditated on and prayed through. I want to memorize the names.

  • Though small in size, the truth packed in this book is powerful and transformational! Please take each name of God – one each day – and ponder it in your heart. Embrace the power found in each name! Truly, God’s names are tenderly intentional! He didn’t miss a single opportunity for His name to speak to EVERY SINGLE need and situation in our life!! What love is this?!

  • I encourage you to take a few moments after each chapter to reflect upon your thoughts. This closeness with God will help to drive His names into your heart so that when you need to call on Him, you’ll know He hears you.

  • LyonsLady says:

    My review
    How can you go wrong with the Names of God! This is a small but powerful book because of the names of God. I enjoyed this little book and it taught me some things about Gods Names that I did not know before.

  • This book is really easy to read and I suggest reading it with a notebook beside you. I took a lot of notes because this is stuff I do not want to forget.

  • Sheryl Geisbrecht’s book Experiencing God through His Names is a good one to add to my list. I’ve enjoyed reading this small devotional book.

  • I love learning about the names of God and this book was so great in that the author makes it so easy to understand what the names of God mean. I love all the personal stories she shares that make the understanding of the attributes of God come to life.

  • Just over 100 pages in length, Experiencing God Through His Names is an excellent devotional that focuses on 31 ways in which God has revealed Himself to us. Personally, I found this devotional helpful because I know many of God’s names and I know meanings, but I can’t always pair them up correctly…I can’t think of a better gift for a seeker or a new believer than Experiencing God Through His Names. For devotional purposes, it is one seasoned believers would enjoy also.

  • Memawstuff says:

    Everyone has an identity through their name. God has many names. In Experiencing God Through His Names | Sheryl Giesbrecht takes you on a journey, through 31 names of God. This devotional teaches you about the way the names are related to how God presented Himself to us in the Bible.

  • Each day Sheryl has woven biblical truths, personal stories, and prayers into each daily devotional. Even though I quickly read through this book I look forward to reading it daily as it was designed for. Keeping it close by to remind me of who He is.

  • This book is set up devotional style and includes 31 days of daily devotionals that cover the names for God. Included is a lot of scripture regarding the attributes of God as related to His names. The author has also inserted many of her own personal stories and quotes which brings a fun touch to the devotional. Each day of devotion is short and quick to read. The list of names included in this book is not an exhaustive list but Experiencing God Through His Names would be a wonderful introduction into a study on the names of God. I appreciated the book myself and believe it would make a nice gift for others.

  • I really enjoyed learning about God’s various names and how I could call upon Him with everything in my life. I will be using this book during my devotions for at least the near future.

  • Sean & Shey says:

    What is in a name? A lot, actually. For centuries, a person’s name has held deep meaning. Whether it is a family name passed down though generations or a name that is earned through bravery and valor, names can tell us a lot about a person. God has revealed himself through his Word in many different ways, and one of my favorite ways to get to know God better is through studying his names. God gives himself a multitude of monikers throughout scripture, each revealing a unique truth about the core of his being. I even have a notebook that I keep with me when I study— in it, I write down every name of God I encounter in scripture. That is the main reason why Sheryl Geisbrecht’s book “Experiencing God Through His Names” really piqued my interest.

  • I greatly enjoyed this devotional from Sheryl Giesbrecht. It is 31 days of readings that focus on the names and attributes of God. This is the perfect devotional to add to your quiet time each morning. As the holidays are approaching this makes a great gift for your friends. I have enjoyed reading this during this season and it has helped to focus my heart on the Lord and who He is.

    This was given to me by Litfuse Publicity Group.

  • Experiencing God Through His Names is a wonderful journey into the beauty and variety of God’s names and what can happen we begin to behold the awesome nature of who God is. I love how this book comes with an insightful bookmark that describes the difference aspects of our identity in Christ on one side, with Scriptural references that back up each statement. And then on the other side, it contrasts Satan’s lies about our identity with Biblical truths about who God sees when He looks at us. It was such an awesome reminder of who God is and who we really are in Him. The book itself is split into 31 days, and each day explores a different name of God…

  • This book truly is an excellent way to become more intimately acquainted with God. Some names were ones I already knew well; others, not so much. It has been powerful, learning more who God is through learning the meanings of His various names. This makes a great little daily devotional, which can last a month long (well, 31 days; perfect for months like October, or, better still, December).

    May I offer a challenge? Purchase this book, and read it daily during the month of December. I am sure it will cause you to view the Christmas season in a fresh, new way.

  • Experiencing God through His Names by Sheryl Giesbrecht is an excellent devotional to use to study Names for God. Giesbrecht focuses on names and attributes of God.

  • My Full Cup says:

    Experiencing God Through His Names was an interesting review for me. I don’t really review devotionals, generally speaking, but this one was well worth it.

    [Sheryl] connects the Name to our daily lives, diving into what it means for us. It’s a little…old people-y, so I don’t recommend it for teens too much, but I definitely enjoyed it. There were some grammatical errors that got on my nerves; however I still learned a lot and found myself praying more specifically.

  • I love the idea behind this book.  It is a fresh look at our Father in Heaven, one that many of us probably have not thoroughly investigated.  Sheryl writes in a great voice, friendly and open, with a nice mix of personal stories and Bible stories.  The daily readings are quick enough to do everyday, even if you are busy.

  • Filled with scripture that offers a deeper insight into God. Even if you’ve studied the names of God before you’ll find something more here for a devotional time.

  • This was an intriguing book that would make a great devotional for anyone who is feeling in a funk and is needing to draw closer to the Lord. So often we get hung up on certain aspects of the Lord’s nature and often overlook how majestic and wonderful he really is. This book is a great way to recenter and refocus one and I really appreciated that. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Experiencing God Through His Names is a small book that packs a big punch. When I first opened it, I was surprised by the small size of the book. However, once I opened it and began reading it, I realized that Sheryl had packed this small book chock full of truth and wisdom.

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