About this Book
God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the all-loving, forgiving Father and the Great I Am. With such a big God, how can we understand His many facets? One way is through scripture, where God is described in more than 200 unique ways.Praying the Names of God takes these names and makes them personal through heartfelt prayers accompanied by the scriptures where these names of God are found. Inspired by the beloved classic, The Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord, this brand-new book will lead you to a deeper faith in the one true Lord.
About the Author
LeAnne Blackmore is a veteran Bible teacher, conference speaker, and Bible study author. Her ministry experience runs the gamut from middle school through senior adults, but her heart is for all people to know God by knowing His Word. Currently she is learning to navigate her way through the empty-nest stage of life. If you want to challenge her at ping-pong or any number of board games, she’ll accept–just be prepared for the ruthless competition sure to ensue. LeAnne and her husband, Ron, enjoy traveling, but always love returning home to the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee. (Source: Amazon Author Page)
The Author utilizes the ACTS model of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. I think this is a great model to help one get their prayer life going. I really liked the Adoration section of the book. Most of the readings did a great job of helping me focus on the characteristics of God making it easy to praise Him. The author utilizes scripture from all areas of the Bible in these prayers, which I also enjoyed.
The title indicates “Praying the names of Gods” I didn’t necessarily see that throughout, but that didn’t bother me. She did often utilize different names of God, but the bottom line is she utilized scripture very well and helped me focus on prayer.
She divides the book into sections by Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Normally when you use the ACTS model of prayer you go through each section during one prayer session. So the division was a little “weird” to me. BUT I think it would be easy to flip through the different sections to pull out pages to jump start my prayers.
I would definitely give this as a gift to new Christians who may be struggling on how to develop a practice of prayer or struggle with how to pray. I found the prayers flowed very easily. I would also consider gifting this book to seasoned prayer warriors as I think it would offer refreshing times of prayer.
Disclaimer: “I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.