You may have heard of Girlfriends In God (GIG). The 3 women who make up the GIG team write devotions, speak at conferences, and generally encourage women to walk closely with the Lord.The book Knowing God By Name ~ A Girlfirends In God Faith Adventure draws from the hearts of Sharon, Gwen and Mary to form an 8-week devotional & Bible study resource.
I hate to admit this...but when I first began reading Knowing God by Name, I did not really like it. Don't get me wrong - I was excited to do a book review on a devotional with a focus on the Names of God. But the first several pages just didn't jump out at me...and I kind of figured I'd finish reading the book for the review, not for my own spiritual growth. Uh-hum, well, uh, yeah...I was completely wrong. Knowing God By Name is not only a terrific devotional that I will read and re-read throughout the coming years; it is also an excellent Bible study and would be a great addition to any small group.
The difficulty in writing this review comes as I attempt to choose which devotions are my "favorites". In the end I decided I cannot really choose which ones are best; many of them spoke to me in beautiful, powerful ways about God's nature and His great love. Likewise I cannot choose which of the authors is my "favorite". They each have a unique style, and each style carries it's own unique brand of blessing. Knowing God By Name is put together in such a way that's it appears seamless as it moves from one author to another.
Despite my initial misgivings, I am so glad I read this book. It has revealed much to me about the heart and character of our Lord by studying the meaning of His many names. I highly recommend this book for women who love the Lord and want to grow in their walk; I also believe it could be used as a resource for those who home educate.
To learn more about GIG, click HERE. For information on Knowing God By Name, go HERE. For other details about the book, click HERE. And to read a sneak peek excerpt, go HERE.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 5.
If you happen to be looking for an excellent Christmas gift for women you know, consider Knowing God By Name. You won't regret it, and neither will the recipient!
Disclaimer ~ I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
Day 288 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study