- Understand 31 of God’s names
- Explain those names to others
- Worship God using His various names
- Experience His power in new ways
- Apply this experience with God to other areas of life
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Experience more of God’s power and presence
Sheryl Giesbrecht leads readers to explore
God’s character through His names
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. When it comes to God, His attributes and personality support His unique and distinct names. In Experiencing God Through His Names (Bold Vision Books/June 17, 2016/ISBN: 978-0692743010/$12.99), author Sheryl Giesbrecht leads readers in a study to discover truths about God’s character by a study of His various titles and names.
Understanding that each of God’s names reveals something about His character opens our spiritual eyes to see His perfect purposes and to recognize His commitment to us. If we can grasp the meanings of His names, we can know God more intimately. Giesbrecht not only covers some of the well-known titles, such as Father, Ancient of Days and “El Shaddai,” but some of the lesser-used designations, including “El Bethel,” “Jehovah Sabaoth” and “Jehovah Maozi.”
Experiencing God Through His Names invites readers to interact with God about the truth behind His names by studying one each day for 31 days. Taking time daily to meditate on one of God’s specific attributes increases the desire for intimacy with Him and will help readers:
Giesbrecht encourages readers to look at God as vast and expansive as the Grand Canyon — impossible to encompass all the grandeur and nuances in one glance. Studying His names is like examining the beauty and detail of a single snapshot on a postcard. “When we observe one individual name of God at a time and consider the cross section of His personality traits associated with it,” Giesbrecht explains, “we can access strength, wisdom, patience, grace, love and much more of God’s presence for our needs and the needs of others. We can understand the reality of His presence and apply the capability of His character.”
Through this study, readers will be exposed to a more personal view of God as they become better acquainted with Him. Experiencing God Through His Names can strengthen every believer’s walk with God through meditating on His qualities, thus enabling the reader to know Him better, which leads to transformation into a greater likeness of Christ.
“Sheryl is a woman who has lived depending on God by having a deep, abiding understanding of His names. If you want a solid foundation to build a life on, dive into the pages of this book.”
~ Pam Farrel, author of 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping It All Together
“What better way to know God more intimately than through learning and studying His names? Sheryl Giesbrecht has written a beautiful devotional every believer needs. She helps us experience God on a deeper, more compelling level, ultimately enabling us to know Him more.”
~ Julie K. Gillies, author of Prayers for a Woman’s Soul
About the author
Exchanging hurt for hope is Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus — a message she shares with audiences as a radio personality, author, speaker and global influencer. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, she has endured many changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust and dependence on God.
Giesbrecht served as Focus on the Family’s columnist for Pastor’s Wives for four years. Hundreds of her columns and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Focus on the Family Magazine, Just Between Us, CCM and others. She is the author of three books, including Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down and her newest release, Experiencing God Through His Names.
Giesbrecht’s radio show, “Transformed Through Truth,” is nationally syndicated and heard daily by more than 21 million listeners on networks around the world. Giesbrecht also founded Transformed Through Truth, Inc., a nonprofit specializing in mentoring through transformation discipleship.
The joys of Giesbrecht’s life are her adult children, their spouses and her grandchildren, plus the new beginning she shares in her marriage to Dr. Jim Turner. She holds a bachelor of arts from Biola University, a master’s in ministry and a doctorate of theology.