God’s Word Translation
General Editor – Ann Spangler
Bestselling author of Praying the Names of God
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 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.
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.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I love studying the names of God and what they mean. That’s why I was so excited to receive a copy of The Names of God Bible. Using a Bible with the names of God used in the verses really makes the Scripture come alive. I only have two complaints about this Bible. First, God’s Word Translation is not my favorite for studying the Bible. It’s a very readable translation, but this is more of a study Bible. I wished they’d used a more accurate translation like the NASV, NRSV, NKJV, or the NIV. Also it was rather confusing having what the names of God meant at the beginning of each book of the Bible. It causes me to have to do a lot of flipping back and forth except for with shorter books. I would have preferred the meaning in italics or quotations next to the name. I think it would have made it more user-friendly. Overall I loved it, but I see room for improvement.