Meditations on The Name

The infinite variety in nature, the curious complexity of human behavior, the synchronicity of multiple systems in our own anatomy — and in the solar system — all point, through general revelation, to the nature of God:  multi-faceted, magnificent, and yet mysterious.  Special revelation in Scripture picks up where creation leaves off, and Beth Willis Miller has teamed up with artist Krista Hamrick to focus on twenty-six pieces of evidence in Name Above All Names.  The result is an alphabetical collection that resembles a twenty-six sided gem, each facet reflecting a slightly different hue of the nature of God the Son.

From Alpha and Omega to King of Zion, each devotional highlights the Scriptural basis for the name in multiple translations and then provides commentary on the verses from a variety of Biblical scholars and theological thinkers including names as diverse as C.S. Lewis, John MacArthur, Kenneth Wuest, and W.E. Vine.

Beth applies the truth and then invites her readers to join her in a prayer that turns the truth into a paean of praise.  No mere academic exercise, the point of Name Above All Names is threefold:

  1. Look up – Meditate on the name and what it reveals about the character of God.
  2. Look in – I am propelled to ask galvanizing questions about my discoveries:  “Because God is ___________________, I should therefore _______________.”
  3. Look out – Let the nature of God impact on every relationship, for your good, and for His glory.
With full-color art work and space for notes, Name Above All Names is a treasure for devotional reading, a resource for serious study, and a thoughtful and inspiring gift for loved ones.

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.  (Philippians 2:9-11)

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Michele Morin

Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for over 25 years, and their four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

29 thoughts on “Meditations on The Name”

  1. Michele, thank you so much for this wonderful review of my book. Your comments are so thought-provoking and thorough. I especially liked how you elaborated on the three points for personalized prayer…such excellent expressions of praise and worship to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Your closing recommendation is such a blessing…”With full-color art work and space for notes, Name Above All Names is a treasure for devotional reading, a resource for serious study, and a thoughtful and inspiring gift for loved ones.” Thank you, again, for this genuine encouragement ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. It is such a blessing to connect with sweet sisters in Christ like you and Michele through our writing! You are both such wonderful encouragers to me and so many others…many blessings to you ❤️

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  2. I’m currently working through Beth’s book and enJOYing it very much! It was so nice to see it here on your blog, Michele! I bought the Kindle version for myself, but have the hardcopy bookmarked for some Christmas presents. I’m certain with the artwork it is a beautiful devotional book. Have a blessed week!

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    1. June, I have Beth’s book also and treasure it. Krista’s artwork and Beth’s scholarly bible studies on these words we attribute to God’s name, is a masterpiece.
      Glad it will be studied here in this group and hoping many will visit and learn.

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  3. Wonderful to see Beth’s book. My good friends I am happy Michelle you support others. I know Beth did a good job with this book the devotional on her blog is splendid.

    Blessings to you both.

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  4. Thanks for this book review, Michele,
    The study sounds interesting and practical – all at the same time.
    I’m grateful for you and for your ministry~
    Blessings,
    Melanie

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