I have never reviewed a Bible before, so when I received The Names of God Bible in the mail I thought I should ask for some help.
I went to my teenaged daughter who checked it out and gave this heartfelt endorsement: "Awesome Bible!" Not receiving much help there, I went to my more articulate wife who looked through the Bible and said, "Cool Bible!"
So being left to my own devices, I decided this needed a more mature review. I really love this Bible.
Ok that wasn't it.
The Names of God Bible was like a breath of fresh air. I sat down and turned to Genesis Ch. 1 and right away I was drawn in by the beauty of the Hebrew names of God in the midst of the test. The Bible is advertised as restoring to the original Hebrew 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.
I believe it achieves it's goal. My daughter is reading the Bible when we drive to town and my wife and I are both wanting to dig into the numerous features found in the Names of God Bible. I love the idea of following the use of El Shadday throughout the text.
Among the features found in this Bible include:
- 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
- I should also note that this is the God's Word Translation.
If you get the chance to pick up one new Bible this year, I would highly recommend The Names of God Bible. You won't be disappointed.