Alas – after a few very busy months – we have finally reached the end of another book project – Living in the Names of God Bible Study is joyfully complete! It was quite a journey! Judy Squier, the author (and my mom!) and I have worked together on two books previously: His Majesty in Brokenness and Living in the Names of God. As standard chapter books, they were both pretty straight forward and simple to lay out. So creating a Bible Study was a whole different creature for mom, me and her amazing editor Amy Mayfield.
Everything had to be approached differently. We had to carefully think through how we wanted to do all the basics: paragraph structure, headers, margins, artwork, and the overall structure of the book. We couldn’t just do paragraph text like other standard books – the content required extra room….breathing space for the reader to really interpret the questions and contemplate the answers. Beautiful artwork by Mia Moreing Russell at the intro of every chapter also required some extra breathing space. So with all this extra page space, the book quickly became long – much longer than any of we had created and with this came a new set of obstacles. We worked through the obstacles though and 3 drafts later, I am very pleased with the final result!
This Bible Study is not for the faint of heart though. If you really want to push yourself and go deeper in your relationship with God, this book is for you! As a companion Bible Study to mom’s 2nd book, Living in the Names of God – my mom guides you further through 18 different Hebrew names of God and helps personalize each name to you so you can find strength for the journey of your own life.
I know this book will be a blessing to so many! I am very proud of my mom for following through and as she would say it – “writing the book God placed in her belly!”
If you are interested in learning more or purchasing the book, please visit Judy Squier’s website at: www.judysquier.com
So please check out this Bible Study if you are ready to get to know:
Elohim – Mighty Creator
El Elyon – The Most High God
Jehovah – I AM WHO I AM
Jehovah Raah – The Lord My Shepherd
Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is There
El Roi – The God Who Sees
Jehovah Nissi -The Lord is My Banner
Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness
El Shaddai – The All-Sufficient God
El Gibbor – Mighty Warrior
Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide
Adonai – Lord and Master
Adonai Tsuri – The Lord My Rock
Jehovah Rapha – The Lord Who Heals
Jehovah Shalom – The Lord is Peace
Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies
El Olam – The Everlasting God
Go’el – God My Redeemer
It should be an adventure!!!
Yay for another completed project and I hope you get the opportunity to check out this amazing book!
– Naphtalie Joy Joiner