By This Name (English)

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Maybe you’ve been told, "I'm glad you've found your way to God but everyone finds him in different places and religions." So how do you share the gospel with someone who believes that God is present in all of nature? What do you say when your friend visualizes “God” as a spiritual force or energy rather than as a person? In a world where “spirituality” has become popular and a knowledge of God has all but disappeared, how do you share the good news of Jesus Christ? Even the Western world has been influenced by cultures that believe in many gods.

By This Name explains the Bible’s core message to people who have no knowledge about the Bible. Using the architecture of the gospel of John, the book clearly sets apart the God of the Bible from all the other gods. It establishes the authority of Scripture and gently compares the biblical worldview to eastern worldviews. It ties together key Old and New Testament stories to reveal the identity of God and the nature of sin, with the aim to answer two questions: “Who is Jesus?” and “What is the story of the cross and the tomb all about?” It helps a person understand clearly what the Bible is all about.

“By This Name” follows a similar chronological structure to “The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus” but is 60 per cent different in content.

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  • Written for adults and teens: The book is suitable for adults and teens.
  • Assumptions: Assumes readers have little or no knowledge about the Bible.
  • Eastern worldview: Engages a postmodern, post-Christian, secular mindset. Also addresses questions arising from polytheism, pantheism, animism, agnosticism and atheism.
  • Chronological: Begins with the creation of the universe, and then progressing sequentially through key Old Testament stories, it moves into the New Testament to reveal the meaning of the cross and the tomb. The main story of the Bible is tied together into one universal, all-encompassing drama. Follows the same storyline in “The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus” but is 60 per cent different.
  • Based on the gospel of John: Uses the gospel of John as a template; at the same time, provides necessary background stories to give the gospel context. It assumes the reader knows very little, if anything, about the Bible.
  • Sets apart the God of the Bible: Answers the question, “What makes your sacred book better than mine?” “By This Name” addresses what makes the God of the Bible unique from all other gods or spirits.
  • Peels religious tradition off the Bible: Readers are introduced to the Bible without the trappings of religion.
  • Objective: The Bible is allowed to speak for itself in presenting the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no arm-twisting to believe. The message is presented objectively; the decision to believe or not to believe is left to the reader.
  • Bible verses: Told as a story, 1570 Bible verses are woven throughout the text. The reader engages with the text of the Bible for himself.
  • Illustrated: Over 100 drawings, maps and diagrams help explain the story.
  • Designed to give away: The book can be passed on like a gospel tract. Readers can then learn the Bible's message on their own.

You may also be interested in:

By This Name Companion Workbook
By This Name Leaders Guide

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  • 5
    A book everyone should read

    Posted by Audrey on 13th Jun 2013

    I used this book in a small group with three women who were "on the fence" with their faith. The author has done a marvelous job of clearly laying out God's plan for our lives. It was an enormous blessing for me to watch as these ladies began to understand and grasp a clearer understanding of the Bible. It does an amazing job of tying the Old Testament in with the New Testament and what the new covenant means for us today. I can't think of a book, other than the Bible itself, that I would recommend more strongly. A great book to read for yourself, one-on-one mentoring or a small group. Once you read it you'll see what I mean! The study guide that is offered is also a nice addition to reiterate what you have read and fascilitate further discussion. (Originally posted on 11/25/2010)

  • 5
    Great book to help with questions of Christian belief

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2013

    When I was exploring Christian beliefs and looking into churches to learn more I was given this book. I was intrigued and wanted to read more. It brought together common misbeliefs and what the bible teaches and lets you make your own decisions. This was the start of the change in my beliefs and would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about the bible or who is exploring their own faith. (Originally posted on 09/24/2010)

  • 5
    A book that changed my mind, for the better

    Posted by xiaodan on 13th Jun 2013

    My colleague gave me this book to read. Without saying much about it. And as soon as I started, I couldn't let it go. I was reading it day and night and on the bus. It peels open layer by layer about the bible, and explains factually why bible, is a unique book that tells nothing but the truth. And why it is so important that we should understand the bible BEFORE we make a decision whether we want to believe in god and Jesus. Making a decision without knowing the truth fully, is irresponsible to our self. while reading this book, I also read the bible, and it is all become very meaningful and I could understand it much more. And god's words truly delights my heart. I would recommend this book to any friend or family members who are not aware of what bible is about. (Originally posted on 04/07/2009)