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Book Review by Greg S. Deuble

Book Review by Greg S. Deuble

An Exposition of Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13


When Rosa emailed me to ask if I would write a review for her book, Salvation in the Name of YHWH, I have to be honest and say that, at first, I was hesitant.

Firstly, I did not know Rosa. I had never heard of her, or her husband Raymond, or of their devotion to the people of Hong Kong in a ministry spanning a number of decades, until her request popped up in my inbox.

Secondly, the request came at a particularly demanding time in my own schedule. I felt that if I took this task on, I would be needing lots of extra time — and energy!

However, I am so thankful to Rosa for contacting me, for I had hardly entered the first pages of her book when I began to find my heart “strangely warmed”. I found my spirit witnessing with her spirit. I found myself coming alive inside. I found myself shouting, “Amen!” Here is a kindred spirit and one whose heart has been mightily touched by the Spirit of God and by the truth of our salvation from Yahweh God in His Son, our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Her passion and love for the one true God of the Bible (whose personal name is Yahweh), and for his people, and for the “lost” He is lovingly calling to Himself, I found irresistible. And it’s all laid out in an easily readable style.

But someone may ask, “Why another book about God and salvation? There are already a plethora of them! What will I get from reading Salvation in the Name of YHWH that I won’t get in most other books purporting to present the same theme?”

My unhesitating answer is that you will get a vital message that most others do not lay out: If we would be saved and know the power and hope of the living God in our lives, then we must learn to call out to Him with an audible and daily cry from our hearts. Rosa unpacks this essential Biblical teaching for the reader pithily and practically, spanning both Old and New Testaments. As she writes, ‘The text doesn’t say, “call on God’ ”. We are to learn to love and to trust in the personal Name of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ — Yahweh — by articulating it audibly, but not as some magical repetitious incantation, but as a real cry from our hearts to the personal God who delights in the prayers of His people.

In this little book you will see how to revitalize a flagging prayer and devotional life, which is something many Christians struggle with in today’s challenging environment. Rosa makes it personal as she shares from her own ups and downs over many long years. Her practical help is undergirded by a scholarly backbone, being firmly grounded in the context and grammar of the Scriptures.

I thoroughly recommend Salvation in the Name of YHWH to every thirsty soul who wants a more dynamic walk with the Living God of the Bible. I am thankful to Rosa for asking me to read her book. And above all, I stand in awe of our Yahweh God, our heavenly Father, for leading her to email me with her request!

With heartfelt thanks and prayers that others will be mightily touched as I have been!

Pastor Greg S. Deuble, Australia

August 9, 2021


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