The Name Quest by John Avery is a spiritual book that will aid your spiritual knowledge. In this book by John Avery takes you deep journey into God’s Word with examples, Scriptures, illustrations, and more to help you better understand the Names of God. Taking you on an insightful journey in scripture you will better understand God’s many names.
Prologue: The Camel Brand, The human name quest started in Babel
Introduction: A Kaleidoscope of names, God is a multi-faceted personality. He forms us into His image as we allow Him to brand us with His character.
- What’s in a Name?
Our relationship with God grows as we get to know the character that underlies His names.
- A Faith Journey:
God revealed Himself to Moses as Yahweh and increased his faith that he could lead Israel out of Egypt.
- A Rainbow Spectrum of Glory:
Exploring the connection between God’s glory and His names. The difference between fear and reverence.
- Approaching Glory:
The God of glory is eternally committed to relationship with us.
- Scorched Ground:
Names that express the holiness and righteousness of God.
- Pledging Allegiance:
The Lord of hosts, the Lord of banner, and other names that reflect God’s supremacy.
- Intersecting with the Everlasting God:
We find life’s enduring purpose in partnership with the Eternal God.
- The Gods Must Be Crazy:
If He is God of gods, then who are the gods and how much greater is He than them.
- Ministry to Foreign Affairs:
Jesus’ exclusive claim to be the way, the truth, and the life. And how to explain that awkward name, “Jealous God”.
- Like Father, Like Child:
The mission of Jesus; to reveal God as Father and to reconcile us to Him as His adopted children.
- Satisfied By God:
God satisfies thirsty souls. Jesus is the ultimate thirst-quenching fountain.
- Riding by Faith:
Names that celebrate God’s relationships with people. Abraham, Hagar and David all had relationships with God that open different windows on His character and ways.
- Getting Personal:
God changed Jacob’s character and his name as He revealed more of His own names.
- The Interpreter:
Emmanuel is “God with us” in three senses.
- Welcoming the Good Shepherd:
The title “Shepherd” combines many aspects of God into one role
- Two Sides of a Coin:
Jesus’ divine and human sides are evident in many of His names, especially those mentioned in the nativity stories.
- Hark the Herald Angel:
Why were the Bethlehem shepherds so excited about “a Savior, Christ the Lord”?
- Four Threads in an Embroidery:
Tracing the roots of the messianic titles of Jesus, in particular, Son of David, Son of God, Son of Man, and Servants of the Lord.
- A Disappointed Messiah:
Jesus fell short of most contemporary messianic expectations but He was still God’s Messiah.
- Who Do You Say That I Am?
The names that people called Jesus say a lot about Him—and them.
- A Matter of Life and Death:
Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, calls everyone to deeper faith.
- Dominoes to Domino:
Jesus’ resurrection convinced His followers that He is both Lord and Son of God.
- God’s Saving Art:
Many names of God concern salvation and deliverance and they assure us of security in Him
Epilogue: The Long Hallelujah; The name quest reaches its final goal as Babylon burns.
About The Author
Personally, I find this book very informational. It is wonderful to help you get a better understanding of God and who He really is. I use this book in my at-home bible study, and have learned so much from it. The way John Avery writes is amazing, he gives vivid details to his illustrations that makes you feel as if you are there! I give this book a 5 of 5 stars, and recommend this to people who want to learn more about God’s many names.
About the Author:
“John Avery is a trained teacher with over thirty years experience as a Bible teaching pastor, small group leader, and missionary. He has lived in England, Israel, Africa, and the Caribbean, ministering with Youth With A Mission (YMAM) and local churches. He and his wife, Janet, now make their home in Oregon. John likes to hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski. John writes a regular Bible devotional on www.BibleMaturity.com and maintains a comprehensive resource for all the names of God at www.NamesForGod.net”.
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I received this book from bookcrash, in exchange for an honest review (All opinions are my own.)