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"There aren't many questions in life that if you find the answer to them, it can change everything. But asking who God is and what he is like are two of those questions, and John Mark Comer brilliantly answers them in this book." (Jefferson Bethke)

Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him. As if he's more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. But God has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea 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. 

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? And what if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? 

This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself. In his signature conversational-but-smart style, John Mark Comer takes you line by line through Exodus 34:6-8 - Yahweh's self-revelation on Mount Sinai - called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. In it, we see who God says he is. 

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, 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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Wow. Top book.

One of the best books I have ever read. Will read it often. Has to
be a reference book

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a VERY Christian book...

it feels like a good book you read, if you want to be a Christian Convert; if not, move on.

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True Worship

God has a name! This book has indeed helped me to see God in His true light, and makes my worship even truer. Indeed, the picture of God we have affects our worship of Him.
Pastor John Mark's narration of his own book is simply spot on! I don't think anyone could have done it better!

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Awesome, meaningful listen

well worth multiple repeat listens. check out other books by John Mark Comer for meaningful guidance

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a challenge but a great challenge. amazing book

loved this book. easy to listen to. throughly recommend it to anyone. take up the challenge

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One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read!

I don’t often write reviews unless something blows me out of the water but this book is amazing! One of the best books I have ever read/listened to! The casual style of writing makes it seem much more conversational and easy to follow. The fact that it was read by the author as well really enhances this! The book is about Gods name, his character! Amazing content. Helps you fall in love with God that little bit more, much more actually! Helps take away that stigma of the angry grumpy God of the Old Testament and see him like Jesus, how their characters are the same, not different. Just beautiful! I have no doubt I will return to this book again and again! Really loved it!

Just bought the authors book on the elimination of hurry! Really looking forward to hearing more from him! Thanks so much John Mark Comer and well done! What an absolute blessing this was!

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  • Denise
  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-21

Great book

Loved it. Easy listen. Lots of thought provoking ideas. Well written and educational. I enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-21

Good.

The author’s passion really comes through and the message is good. I recommend this to any Christian looking to deepen their understanding about the character of God. This book will be high on my list of recommendations to family and friends. Thank you John!

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  • memeintexas
  • 02-01-21

Good read

The author made his case in contemporary language. Easy to read and comprehend. A decent book for young and old alike.

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  • Loy Milam
  • 29-11-20

Makes you think

This brought many questions and has helped me dig deeper into my faith. highly recommend!

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  • Lauren
  • 13-10-20

Incredible read

If you’re having questions about the nature of God, this book offers so much clarity and scripture to back it up. It’s obvious that JMC put in so much thorough research into the scriptures and has carefully laid it out for you to comprehend it in your own space. It has already helped me so much to see God as a loving Father and his continual faithfulness and love for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-20

Amazing

This author makes me want to change all other 5 star reviews to 4 stars. This is my second book by this author and is my new standard for a 5 star book. Thank you very much John Mark Comer.