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God Has a Name is a simple yet profound guide to understanding God in a new light - focusing on what God says about himself. This one shift has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way.

In God Has a Name, John Mark Comer takes you line by line through Exodus 34:6-8 - Yahweh's self-revelation on Mount Sinai, one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. Along the way, Comer addresses some of the most profound questions he came across as he studied these noted lines in Exodus, including:

  • Why do we feel this gap between us and God?
  • Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him?
  • What if our "God" is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires?
  • What if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine?

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, the act of learning who God is just might surprise you - and change everything.

©2017 John Mark Comer (P)2017 Zondervan

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Must read/listen, excellent insight & application.

Really excellent book, insightful theology and superb application to life. I really liked the style.

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A stunning insight on who God really is

John Mark unravels some of the age old mysteries of God and questions so many have about the wrestle of good, evil, compassion and wrath; with a wonderful conclusion of God’s overwhelming love and compassion, even through, or because of His justice. This is a must read.

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LIFE CHANGING

This book not only changes your faith but your view of God. It is so well written and explores complex issues with such grace and ease. I want this book engraved in my soul.

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The one and only true God. Yahweh!

Oh for more of this good clear teaching. Brilliantly read by someone who truly knows Yahweh and what it means to be a child of His.

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Amazing!

Christinity translated for modern living, yet true to its original values and truths. Could listen for hours to Comer's logic and humour. Highly recommended.

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excellent

more than surprised by how good a book this speaks volumes to you if you let it

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Listened to it twice!

Absolutely loved it and also broadened my mindset. When finished, I immediately started to listen it all again and will do so in future again.

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Powerful and eye-opening

This is a powerful book that explores the character of God revealed by the name he gives for himself to Moses in Exodus 3. It opened my eyes to the power, justice and mercy of God, the Creator and King of the universe. I found the final chapter especially eye opening to just who God is as a just yet merciful God.

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Powerful insights into the character of Yahweh

Warning: this book could change your life.
Read brilliantly by the author, the book works through two verses (6&7) in Exodus 34 where God spells out his name/character. It is easy to listen to but so full of great teaching that I got to the end and then immediately listened a second time!
Dear reader, I hope you get as much out of listening to it as I have

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Truly life changing-

This book really helped me to open my eyes to who God is.

It helped me to see the bible in a whole new way too!

It is very easy listening and I recommend having a pen and paper handy to take notes… you will want to write so many!!

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  • 01-06-17

fantastic

A breath of fresh air exploring who Yahweh actually is, not just who I thought He was. He is so much bigger. Mr Comer did a great job writing this book and reading it. I hate it when people loosely toss the term "life changing" around, but this book can be.

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  • 26-05-20

The father’s heart

I believe I was one of those who think of the father as the grumpy old man who poured out His wrath on His son Jesus whom to me was the more loving and fun one; even though I believed they are one I somehow found it easier to think of Jesus than God the father because I just didn’t know how to view Him and relate to Him. Now my mind is stuck in Exodus 34 and I think of Him being deeply compassionate and merciful towards me ! Thank you for opening my eyes through this book. I gave one less star for overall because I did not like how the author used examples of different places in a way that encourages the continuation of certain negative stereotypes against places. I am an African and I felt maybe this book was meant for an American audience but well I read it and it blessed me but I do not like the image of sorcery for example being associated with the entire African continent. It does happen there in some countries just like it does anywhere else in the world but it is not a representation of what all Africans or African nations practice, as a matter of fact there is more active Christianity in Africa now than in the west.

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  • Dr. Beemer
  • 03-12-19

An Incredibly Important Book!

Whether you have been a Christian for decades, are new to the faith, or are just curious about what is different about Biblical faith, this book will unlock the truths found in an overlooked but pivotal passage from Exodus. I have listed to it through four times. With John Mark Comer doing the reading, I felt like I was sitting with him. I don't have the words to describe the impact this book has had on my heart and mind.

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  • Shelly L Watson
  • 21-03-19

Stunning

The study and research time put into compiling this book is astounding! It had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I love that the author read the book for Audible. He was able to put his enthusiasm and voice into every word making it flow and easily understood.

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  • KayBeeJay
  • 10-07-17

Highly Recommend

John Mark has a way of writing that makes you feel as if you were sitting across from him at a coffee shop, having a conversation. He breaks down passages of the Bible, making it relatable to modern times and easy to digest for the reader. I highly recommend.

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  • Micah Roth
  • 03-05-22

The first half was an interesting take

However, by the second half it’s nothing more than a nauseating reiteration of everything that is Christian culture. I understand the call to be uncompromising. But there is an undercurrent of just trying harder. Christianity in its truest form should just be as natural as breathing. John Mark Comer… in such tiring fashion, once again uses typical language to disembody that which deserves to remain truly spiritual, and turn it into something that can only be achieved by the most contrite and socially acceptable form of the the holy young Christian family getting everything right and proving It to their community. It just reeks of a life of enjoying petty conveniences gained from a place of utterly common Christian success.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-22

Great work

Fantastic work. Respectful, researched, and so good to know. I’m a big fan of Comer.

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  • David Lermy
  • 19-02-22

Informative and friendly

This is a fun listen with a powerful message. Great insight. Well researched. Pastoral yet connected with pop culture. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-21

YES!

Amazing and very enlightening. Easy to understand yet profound. I will be listening to this a second time.

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  • Jeremy
  • 01-11-21

Foundational, transformative, & solid

It is so rare to find such a solid biblical approach to a subject… and even more rare to find the presentation made in “Millenial” speak! John Mark Comer has the amazing ability to pull foundational truths from the Bible and put them into a context that perfectly fits the cultural moment we are living in right now! I pray God continues to bless his ministry as he helps Christ followers along the way of Jesus.