40 Reasons kids can trust God

What’s in a name? A lot, when you are talking about the Creator of the universe.

Children’s author Diane Stortz wants to help children better understand some of God’s names — 40 of His names, to be exact.

Stortz’s publisher, Tommy Nelson (an imprint of Thomas Nelson), has released her new book titled “I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God.” This is her third Bible story book.

(TO LISTEN TO DIANE TALK ABOUT HER BOOK: https://www.spreaker.com/embed/player/standard?episode_id=9044888&autoplay=false)

The book takes 40 of God’s names or descriptive titles from Genesis to Revelation and tells a story behind each, she said during an interview at the International Christian Retail Show. Each story can help a child get to know God better.


“When you know someone better, you’re generally closer to them.”

In addition to providing the story behind each name, Stortz’s book provides the Hebrew or Greek word, the pronunciation of the Hebrew and the Bible verse that mentions the name. (Jehovah Tsuri: the God who helps me and Jehovah Rophe: the God who heals me are two examples.)

Stortz is an author and former editorial director whose heart’s desire is to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78:4). Diane’s books include “Words to Dream On,” “The Sweetest Story Bible,” and “A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year.” Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her four young grandsons.

Her next book that will be released is “Baby, Baby.”
board book, rhyming poems about things babies do

Her website is http://www.dianestortz.com.

I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
By: Diane Stortz
Thomas Nelson
Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780529120663
Price: $16.99

—Jason Reynolds

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