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This review is in answer to John Avery s request for reviews on LinkedIn He graciously sent me a free paperback copy of his book to facilitate its review Thank you John.My first impression as I flipped through the book, was the amazing amount of research that went into it He s given each researched tidbit or quote of information a number, which leads to the back of the book where the footnotes take up an entire section to themselves In addition, he s put together a handy index at the back so This review is in answer to John Avery s request for reviews on LinkedIn He graciously sent me a free paperback copy of his book to facilitate its review Thank you John.My first impression as I flipped through the book, was the amazing amount of research that went into it He s given each researched tidbit or quote of information a number, which leads to the back of the book where the footnotes take up an entire section to themselves In addition, he s put together a handy index at the back so that if you want to check out the meaning of one of God s names without reading the whole book again, you can simply go to that name s page s.I was impressed with how John wove the names of God into a running narrative that flowed smoothly from name to name or from example to example Examples ranged from experiences on the hiking trails to experiences of the men and women mentioned in the pages of Scripture.One bit of information observation mentioned early on in the book about who Melchizedek worshipped is later very clearly contradicted when discussing another name of God later in the book This may simply have been a missed comparison in the research archives because the remainder of the book sticks with the second iteration of who we know Melchizedek to be honouring when he met Abram.John does an amazing job of displaying the commonality behind many terms before they were applied to God, and the drastically changed understandings that developed after their application to God This lends ahuman view to the people, places and situations found in Scripture as they learned of God and grew in their faith walk with Him.If I had anything of major note to say against the book, it has nothing to do with the content The layout of the book made it hard to read at times The use of sidebars to encapsulate lists of names of God beside their expounding paragraphs worked in most instances throughout the book, but every now and then, the strict adherence to where these sidebars were placed left some paragraphs appearing unfinished until I realized their final sentences trailed between two sidebars Frequently, paragraph sentences were allowed to have just two or three words trail onto the next page or stay behind on the previous page, a situation known as orphaning While this did allow for the paragraph to otherwise remain intact, it would have been perfectly ok to either break up the paragraph or simply move the one or two lines left on the previous page over to the next page to avoid orphans However, in light of the overall content of the book and how well it was written, such formatting issues are largely trivial.This book gets a solid 4 out of 5 stars I highly recommend it and it would make a great companion to my new book, A Year in Prayer With Jesus as you learn about 365 names, titles and attributes of God in the first point, Hallowed by Thy Name.Well done John This book was a pleasure to read I have gone through two Bible studies on the names and titles of God, so quite a bit of the material was familiar to me However, this book wasextensive than the studies I ve experienced, so I learned the meanings of additional names and titles I hadn t studied before The book was organized differently, which also gave me a different perspective. If you want to get to know someone, listen to the names related to him An illustration would be Mother Teresa, who was called a blessing, self sacrificial, and obedient to God These are the kinds of names that are recorded in the Bible as we search for the names attributed to God that describe Him.Then, as we get to know Him by the names and qualities He possesses, we are given the opportunity to grow into His likeness Do we need someone who is faithful and true Let us follow the One who wi If you want to get to know someone, listen to the names related to him An illustration would be Mother Teresa, who was called a blessing, self sacrificial, and obedient to God These are the kinds of names that are recorded in the Bible as we search for the names attributed to God that describe Him.Then, as we get to know Him by the names and qualities He possesses, we are given the opportunity to grow into His likeness Do we need someone who is faithful and true Let us follow the One who will never fail or forsake us Do we need someone who loves us no matter what Let us follow the One who gave us the opportunity to love because he loved us first Do we needjustice in our lives Let us follow the One who embodies righteousness and justice.In this scholarly, amazingly well researched book, John Avery opens our eyes to our Creator, our Lover, our First Love, our Righteousness and Justice, our Shelter, our Salvation, our Redeemer, our Deliverer, and so muchFurther, Avery does this as if he were talking to his best friend This is not a dry, hard to read book written only for professors, but a friendly book written for all of us He uses stories to illustrate points, and points to illustrate stories, all done with creative attention, drawing our interest, pulling on our curiosity as he reveals who God is.To our amazement, God becomes Someone we would really love to get to know better Good job, Avery The Name Quest isthan the history of the names and attributes given to God It is an invitation to come alongside Him to live and grow, and fulfill the purposes He has given us.To Him be the glory forever and ever, Amen Very impressive book on getting to know God better through His Word The author goes to the Hebrew and Greek and explains how you can better know God through the original languages I have never heard of the author before, and I am totally unaware of the publisher Therefore my reading wasof a critical analysis to see if I could find anything that was questionable to believe And I couldn t Everything I read appeared to be scripturally sound to the same way that I believe I have put this Very impressive book on getting to know God better through His Word The author goes to the Hebrew and Greek and explains how you can better know God through the original languages I have never heard of the author before, and I am totally unaware of the publisher Therefore my reading wasof a critical analysis to see if I could find anything that was questionable to believe And I couldn t Everything I read appeared to be scripturally sound to the same way that I believe I have put this in my to read again list, so I can spendtime with it I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about knowing God better ( Download Book ) ☪ The Name Quest: Explore the Names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him Better ♉ The names of God are like a rainbow each name expresses part of the spectrum of the character and attributes of God Along the way, the author tenderly answers tough questions Which of the Hebrew names of God is His personal name Yahweh or Jehovah What does it mean to pray in Jesus name How can we relate to the Holy God and the Judge Why is a God of love called the Jealous God What does it mean to call Jesus the Messiah The Name Quest mentions all the names of God in the Bible while explaining their significance in ordinary language Explore the names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him BetterThis book is not a mere list of names and information about them that is dry, merely facts, or boring Instead it is organized by character trait for each chapter and it is interesting.Mr Avery made this book interesting by seamlessly weaving personal and sometimes humorous story tidbits in between the scriptures, quotes, names, biblical background and etymological knowledge included He also has a knack of gleaning moral lif Explore the names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him BetterThis book is not a mere list of names and information about them that is dry, merely facts, or boring Instead it is organized by character trait for each chapter and it is interesting.Mr Avery made this book interesting by seamlessly weaving personal and sometimes humorous story tidbits in between the scriptures, quotes, names, biblical background and etymological knowledge included He also has a knack of gleaning moral life lessons about God from ordinary and extraordinary modern American life events.I found the information to be very thorough when unpacking each particular quality of God s character Everything was thoroughly footnoted as well, with well over 1300 footnotes included.At the end of chapter one the author mentions, experiential knowledge seemingly implying that is what is coming next in the book I suppose it depends on what your definition is of experiential , but to me it is not something that can be guaranteed since we cannot make God show up or perform at our will I did, however, find myself very much thinking about God as I read this book And God does value that As a book reviewer I found it daunting to treat this book as a read straight through book, especially considering its length 379 pages Instead I recommend to any readers that you treat this booklike a restaurant menu and pick and choose as needed based on whatever you need God to be for you or whatever you are curious about Find whatever that is in the table of contents or the convenient index in the back.One thing I would have liked to seen expanded upon was the treatment of the names of the Holy Spirit Even though they were included and talked about and even though the number of names used exclusively to apply to Him compared to the total number of names or titles of God in the Bible is much smaller, considering the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives and His co equality in the trinity, I think there should have beenthere.Overall I enjoyed the book and thought it was thorough, well written and interesting I think it could help you get to know God better, too, depending on how you treat it Read it as I recommended and intentionally think about God while doing so expecting Him to show up Recommended to any Christian wanting to get to know God better through His names.Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the author himself I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Manna for the WildernessAnyone who has been in the Faith for several decades has normally read the Bible with a variety of schemes and methods, and often come to the end of every one In illness, grief and exhaustion we may well be tempted to give up entirely, finding even once fruitful habits both stale and simply too demanding This admirable volume, finely written and researched and beautifully produced, may prove refreshing to many weary believers It can well be read at one sitting, but I t Manna for the WildernessAnyone who has been in the Faith for several decades has normally read the Bible with a variety of schemes and methods, and often come to the end of every one In illness, grief and exhaustion we may well be tempted to give up entirely, finding even once fruitful habits both stale and simply too demanding This admirable volume, finely written and researched and beautifully produced, may prove refreshing to many weary believers It can well be read at one sitting, but I think that, unless one s tongue is hanging out for somethinglike a fifteen course Chinese banquet than a six course Western dinner, it will be best assimilated in the very small helpings to which the structure naturally lends itself The chapters are short, nor do any of them need to be read to the end at one go In that respect this is closer to a reference work than a continuous argument Even a mouthful will nourish for the next stage of the journey.This said, no one should suppose that this work is not solid and coherent it is grounded in careful word study with which I as a biblical philologist can find no fault, and under the top layer of detail, including useful personal asides, there is a basic unity But the word study, which is a term that I believe often causes the eyes of the average believer to glaze over, is quite digestible for those who know no Biblical languages and may have found it pretentious when speakers writers parade their little learning of that sort There is no I knowHebrew and Greek than you so listen to me nonsense here In short, I like both the flavour and the substance in this case, and believe that for many readers it might prove a real refresher to Christian faith and living It passes with flying colours my test of a good book, that is whether I expect to return to it I do expect to return to it often, and to findin it each time The Name Quest Explore the Names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him Better by John Avery is an exceptional book and source to help us know God and His character better and in doing so we grow in our personal relationship with God This book not only talks about the known names of God like Yahweh or Jehovah but also names or character like judge, shepherd and Heavenly Father and Lord With each name John Avery takes us through why God is called this and how it shows a part of who God is The Name Quest Explore the Names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him Better by John Avery is an exceptional book and source to help us know God and His character better and in doing so we grow in our personal relationship with God This book not only talks about the known names of God like Yahweh or Jehovah but also names or character like judge, shepherd and Heavenly Father and Lord With each name John Avery takes us through why God is called this and how it shows a part of who God is which helps us to relate to God in a new and important way One of my favorite ones is Good Shepherd It says in the book The picture of a shepherd with his sheep illustrates the relationship between God and His people because it highlights God s care for us all Later it says The title shepherd encapsulates nine interrelated roles that parallel the ways in which God cares for us pg 207 This is such a comforting way to think about God that He is our protector and caregiver because He is our Good Shepherd This is one example but this book is well worth the read because it leads us through all the meanings and how they help us to understand, relate and know God and his love for us better Even if you think you know all about God I believe, like it was for me, that when you read this book you will grow in your faith and knowledge of God, which is fantastic but evenimportant you will know, understand and have apersonal loving relationship with God It is a great, enlightening book that I would encourage all to read If you would likeinfo about the book you can go to www.NamesForGod.net I received a copy of this book from Morgan James Publishing through bookcrash.com in exchange for my review and honest opinion Have you ever wondered or researched of the many names associated with God John Avery gives the answers inside The Name Quest and much depth into the meaning of different names people use to praise God.Mr Avery includes approximately five hundred biblical names and titles from twenty one bibles and religious books explaining their meaning and translation from either the English, Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic languages There are twenty four chapters and an Epilogue with stories connected with the Have you ever wondered or researched of the many names associated with God John Avery gives the answers inside The Name Quest and much depth into the meaning of different names people use to praise God.Mr Avery includes approximately five hundred biblical names and titles from twenty one bibles and religious books explaining their meaning and translation from either the English, Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic languages There are twenty four chapters and an Epilogue with stories connected with the bible book chapter and verse origin of each individual name or title to highlight the faith of followers and praise given to God from believers of Jesus Christ.The Name Quest aids in learning new ways to praise God while growing in His Word and understanding who He is This book is recommended as a great addition to any bible study whether in an individual or group setting in the home or church and excellent as a gifting opportunity.I received this book free from Book Crash reviewer program in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines A great resource book for Bible study It s not a quick read, it instead invites me to slow down and ponder a new thought or relish a long understood attribute of God.