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Review of I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God

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I Am- 40 Reasons to Trust God review and giveaway

Review of I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God

We have received a new book called I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God by Diane Stortz, illustrated by Diane Le Feyer. I’ve been using it with my elementary-aged kids for our daily Bible time.

The main way to describe the book is that it goes through names of God and relates each name to a particular event or story in the Bible. It explains the names and characteristics of God in a way that children would understand and shows them why they can trust Him.

The 40 lessons go in order of stories in the Bible and include Creation, the Exodus, the fall of Jericho, David’s anointing as king, Jesus washing His disciples’ feet, Saul’s conversion on the Damascus road, and Jesus reigning as King. Some of the Names of God we learn about are Jehovah Jireh, The Lord My Shepherd, Immanuel, Rabbi, Creator, and I Am.

I love the illustrations. This is such a gorgeous book to look at! But more importantly, it is a book that will help my kids understand God better and bring them closer to Him.

*Each chapter features Scripture verses, a Bible story, prayer, and a lesson so kids can learn about the nature of God

* Hardback book, 224 pages long.

*Includes pronunciation guide for each of the names of God

*Beautiful cover embellished with foil and glitter with an attached ribbon bookmark

I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God


If you would like to learn more about the Names of God, you can check out these books for adults:

Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional by Ava Pennington,

Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide by Ann Spangler,

 Praying the Names of Jesus: A Daily Guide by Ann Spangler.

For middle grades you can look at God’s Names (Making Him Known) (Children Desiring God) by Sally Michael.

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  2. Jennifer S says:

    Wish I’d seen this before I wrote a book on 40 names of Jesus. But I hope mine still has a purpose in that it’s an ebook, and cheap, and aimed at leading up to Easter.

  3. God’s timing is amazing! My daughter has started seeing a counselor for anxiety and panic attacks, and the counselor told us yesterday that she wants my daughter to learn the names of God to call on and meditate on during times of anxiety or panic attacks. I was Googling books and curriculum until 1am. And today I get this email in my inbox! JEHOVAH JIREH! God is my provider!

  4. This looks like a quality resource. Thanks for the review.

  5. Jehovah Shalom…. God is peace/gives peace.
    Lovely opportunity for what looks too be a great resource. I’m newly homeschooling, and would love to add this to my little one’s read-aloud routine that we have. (I do the reading thus far) 🙂

  6. Right now I would say Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals. I am doing very well on my cancer journey and God is so good!

  7. Jehovah Jireh- My Provider!

  8. Jehovah-Jireh- God my provider. This has really hit home this last month and his timing is always perfect! Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. kelley roach says:

    What a wonderful gveaway!

  10. Annie Ellis says:

    God is my savior and the glory in my life

  11. Maggie Smith says:

    Jehovah Jireh ????????

  12. Gabrielly says:

    God is the most powerful name for God.

  13. Shakeia Rieux says:

    El Shaddia The Almighty God

  14. God is my everything! Im cancer free and I give Him all the praise & glory everyday. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

  15. Angela Saver says:

    God is the most powerful name to me for God!

  16. Hi Gena, thank you so much for featuring I AM on your site. And what a pleasure to read all the comments! Blessings to you!
    Diane Stortz

    1. Hi Diane,
      What a pleasure to have you comment! We are still reading through the book. I think it’s my favorite children’s devotional book ever!

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