Revell Blog Tour (with review): “The Names of God Bible” Ann Spangler, General Editor

Open the door to a more intimate relationship with God

  • Discover the Hebrew names of God within the biblical text
  • Encounter God through prayers, promises, and devotional readings
  • Experience God’s character more deeply by studying his names

One of the best ways to get to know God on a deeper level is to know his names and titles as revealed in Scripture. Now the bestselling author of Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus uncovers the richness of God’s character and love found in his names right within the Bible text.

The Names of God Bible reveals the Hebrew names of God throughout the Biblical text, with explanations of the significance His names. This translation helps readers gain a deeper understanding of God’s character and attributes through the 68 names and titles of God found in the original language of the Scripture – names like Yahwey, El Shadday, El Elyon and Adonay. You will encounter God in a new way as you read through the included prayers, promises and devotional readings that are also included in the side-bars.  See the attached press materials and visit our website for more details about this Bible.

The Names of God Bible restores more than 10,000 occurrences of specific names of God–like Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay–to help readers connect with the Hebrew roots of their Christian faith and experience a deeper understanding of God’s character. Perfect for personal study, prayer, and reflection, The Names of God Bible includes these special features:

More than 10,000 names and titles of God restored to their Hebrew equivalent and printed in brown ink to stand out within the biblical text

Names of God reading paths lead readers to the next reference of the name so they can pray and study the names of God throughout Scripture

Name Pages feature:

  • background information associated with the most important names and titles of God
  • key Scripture passages in which the name is revealed
  • devotional readings for each of the featured names
  • specific Bible promises connected to each of the featured names

Calling God by Name sidebars shed light on the relationship between biblical people and the specific names they called God.

Overview of the Bible can be seen here.

Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer whose fascination with the Bible has resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She is the author or coauthor of several bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus, Women of the Bible, and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Together, her books have sold nearly 3 million copies. She has held senior positions at two Christian publishing houses and lives with her two daughters in Michigan.

The Names of God Bible:

Price: $34.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1931-9
ISBN-10: 0-8007-1931-X
Dimensions: 5.375 x 8.25
Number of pages: 1,760
Carton Quantity: 12
Publication Date: Sep. 11
Formats: Hardcover

Listen to Ann speak about this Bible here.

Endorsements:  What People Are Saying about GOD’S WORD Translation

“An easy-to-understand Bible. . . . It is a wonderful version.”–Rev. Billy Graham

“A remarkably fresh, accurate, and readable translation that communicates well the original text for modern readers. An outstanding achievement.”–Dr. David Dockery

“The Bible is the means God has chosen to reach out in human language, reveal the essence of his relational heart, and relate the Good News of his redemptive plan. GOD’S WORD Translation presents that message in a way that makes sense to readers of all ages.”–Josh McDowell

“Even if the rather prolific output of modern translations, paraphrases, and versions of Scripture should increase, this particular linguistic achievement, GOD’S WORD, will rank among the top contenders with the Bible-reading public.”–Dr. D. James Kennedy

GOD’S WORD is very possibly the most accurate English translation of the original text available today. A must-read for twenty-first century Christians.”–Dr. Larry Richards

My Review:

The Names of God Bible is a unique version of the Bible, as it uses the Hebrew names of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit throughout the Old and New Testaments.  A full list of names and titles, with a pronunciation guide, is listed in the front of the Bible.  All the names used in a particular book are listed at the beginning of the first chapter.

Knowing the names used throughout the Bible, as used in the Hebrew language, can open new, rich insights into the understanding of who God really is.  Much work has gone into presenting this Bible for fuller understanding of God.  It’s written in the God’s Word translation, which, I personally, am not familiar with.  But it is considered “an easy-to-understand translation…” according to Billy Graham.

There are a host of pages that introduce you to the use of this Bible, some of which include:

  • Hebrew Names
  • Names of God Reading Paths
  • Names Pages
  • Calling God by Name
  • Alphabetical List and Name index, etc.

Also of interest to me are the reading guides, references and book introductions.  The paragraph format with headings is very helpful.  The smaller inserts makes it appealing and helpful in remembering specific details and verses.

The small print is the only part that I find difficult.  And I do miss the words of Christ Jesus in red.

This Bible was provided by Donna Hausler, Publicity Assistant, Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.

Purchase a copy here.

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