If you can combine light summer reading and deep theological content, then John Paul Jackson succeeded with I AM: Inheriting the Fullness of God’s Names. This book has just over a hundred pages and was written in 2003. I admit that I recently purchased this book because I still can’t believe that John Paul Jackson is no longer with us, and am wanting to pretend that he is still producing new stuff. I had never read this before. Now that I have had the pleasure of a time-lapsed introduction to a book that is actually new to me, not the general public, I can say that I was not disappointed. This book is a legacy that will live on, despite its author’s untimely earthly passing. I hope it will be new to many other people, as well.
This book is about the power of God’s name. John Paul Jackson takes us through a set of the most extended word studies that I have read on the names of God. Mr. Jackson knew God, and He shares his intimate wisdom of the unlimited facets of our God. While the book is thorough, it is till easy to read and can be used devotionally. Because each of the seven chapters has questions, it can also be used as an individual or group Bible study. Or it can be read in a few sittings. This book is available on CD as a audiobook and also as a worship CD. There is also an I AM: 365 Names of God Youth Curriculum available with 12 lessons.
This book is about the power of God’s name.
“By the mere power of His name, all healing springs forth, all provisions flow, and all authority is conferred.”
-John Paul Jackson
John Paul says, “By the mere power of His name, all healing springs forth, all provisions flow, and all authority is conferred…let Him show you the amazing mysteries and wonders reserved for those who bear His name.” Why read this book? To know God better. The risk in not reading this book is the same risk a person takes when he or she skips an introduction class in college. You may miss something really important at the ground level. All else you learn will be built without these important foundational bricks. That was my overall reaction to this book; Wow, that’s important; so glad I didn’t miss that, wish I had known and understood this a long time ago.
You will remember things about God as He is called upon to be different things to you, His precious child.
Names of God
from I AM: Inheriting the Fullness of God’s Name
Jehovah-M’Kaddishchem: “The Lord Who Sanctifies You”
Jehovah-Shalom: “The Lord Is Peace”
Jehovah-Shammah: “The Lord is There”
Jehovah-Radha: “The Lord Who Heals”
Jehovah-Jireh: “The Lord Will Provide”
Jehovah-Nissi: “The Lord Is Our Victorious Banner”
Jehovah-Rash: “The Lord Is Our Shepherd”
Jehovah-Nicad: “The Lord Who Predicts The Future”
Jehovah-Ahavah: “God is Love”
Jehovah-Elohim: “God is Worthy of Worship”
Jehovah-Qanna: “The Lord Is Jealous”
El-Elyon: “High God”
Jehovah-Olam: “The Lord Is Everlasting”
Jehovah-Kavod: “The Lord of Glory”
El-Shaddai: “The Almighty God; The Double-Breasted God”
Jehovah-Tsedek: “The Lord is Justice”
Jehovah-Chesed: “The Lord is Merciful”
Jehovah-Magen: “The Lord A Shield”
Jehovah-Hahah: “The Lord Is Self-Sufficient, The Great I AM”
Jehovah-Kadosh: “The Lord is Holy, Pure and Undefiled”
Jehovah-Or: “The Lord Is Light”