Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson team up to write a great theological and worshipful book about the most important person in all of history, Jesus Christ.
Name above ALL Names is both thoughtfully and worshipfully written and is perfect for anyone. Begg and Ferguson bring you behind the scenes to seven different titles given to Jesus Christ. They begin in Genesis with the title of Seed of the Woman and end six tiles later in Revelation with the “Lamb on the Throne.” Begg and Ferguson theologically articulate these seven different titles given to Jesus that make you understand the meaning behind and the significance of these titles.
In the second chapter they carefully articulate how sinful humans really are, which was refreshing and also a reality check to me. Sometimes life can go by so fast that we think that we are actually pretty good people, but compared to a holy and almighty God we no match. Name above ALL Names helped me respond to scripture more effectively by understanding the meanings behind these great titles that are given to Jesus. Also, they just made me just simply worship Jesus and focus on Him more while reading and understand how great Jesus really is. They carefully intertwined scripture and old hymns throughout the entire book which made reading more pleasurable. I did not know all the hymns but some of them I did know and was able to sing them well I read. Overall, I was glad I was able to read this book, and will probably read it again and again. Name above ALL Names is a book I would encourage anyone to have in there library to be refreshed and learn about Jesus more.
Knowing that my theology and Begg’s and Ferguson’s theology wouldn’t match up exactly the same, I was able to read this book with a lot of interest and excitement. I was never turned off theologically by what they wrote, except for a statement they made on page 176. They say, “Don’t you see that all of these numbers are symbolic?” I must say my answer is yes to this question, but at the same time they also have literal meaning also. I felt that they left me hanging when it came to talking about how they are also literal, not just symbolic.
I was given this book by Crossway for the purpose of this review.