“My purpose in writing this book has been to obtain a heart knowledge of God’s names. I wanted to have a revelation of His names on a personal level – to appropriate their fullest meaning not for mere theological knowledge, but for my daily walk with Him.
“You see, each of God’s names reveals a defining quality about our Lord’s nature and character toward His people. And, as I searched the scriptures, I discovered that God revealed these names to His people only as they needed them – in their moments of deepest crisis. It dawned on me that this was how I wanted to learn my Lord’s nature, also – to know His heart towards us, His people, in our most desperate times. Therefore, I’ve chosen to explore in these pages the ten names of God that most relate to my own times of testing and crisis.
“Simply put, this book is for every hurting believer who needs assurance and hope during his or her trying times. In my opinion, this includes every devoted servant of Jesus Christ. Scripture makes it abundantly clear – because of our commitment to the Lord, we’re going to be put through the fire. And that’s the very reason God revealed His names to His people in the first place – to bring them encouragement, hope and life. Likewise, I believe that at some point as you read this book, you’ll find a special word of encouragement.”
– DAVID WILKERSON
DAVID WILKERSON is founder of Teen Challenge and the subject of The Cross and the Switchblade. He has conducted numerous international evangelistic crusades, and has written over thirty books, bringing conviction and encouragement to the church. He and his wife, Gwen, live in New York City where he serves as Pastor of Times Square Church.