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112 pages
Oct 2004
Regal Books

He Knows My Name: How God Knows Each of Us in an Unspeakably Intimate Way

by Tommy Walker

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He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker is based on his song of the same name--a song expressing God’s unfailing interest in our lives. The song is a simple but powerful tune written about our Heavenly Father who not only knows our name, but also cares for every aspect of our lives. In this book, Walker proves that this isn’t just a song to make us feel good: it is a promise that God fulfills every day.

Tommy Walker is a talented singer, songwriter, and worship leader whose songs are used in worship throughout the world. With the book He Knows My Name, Walker is allowed to expand on the song’s message: that God created us, loves us, and knows every intimate detail about us. He uses Scripture to illustrate God’s promise of this relationship. He uses personal testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by God and touched by Walker’s song. He wraps up each chapter with a “God Thought,” which is an encouraging summary from God’s perspective.

He knows my name, He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls, and hears me when I call

It is surprising to read that these are not words written after a moving spiritual experience. He Knows My Name was a song that was written out of obligation. Walker’s pastor asked him to write the song to accompany a sermon. The resulting song has had an incredible influence on thousands of people. One of the more powerful testimonies in the book is from Walker’s own sister whose son Charlie was born with a congenital heart defect. The song assures – and her testimony confirms – that God knew Charlie’s name and called him His own.

He Knows My Name is a comforting, encouraging, heart-wrenching book. Heart-wrenching in the pain expressed through personal testimonies, encouraging in God’s ultimate triumph in those testimonies, and comforting in the knowledge that God loves us and cares about every intimate detail in our lives. I recommend this book for anyone who has ever been affected by this or any of Tommy Walker’s songs. I highly recommend this book for anyone who doubts God’s concern for them, anyone who is unsure if they are worthy of God’s love, or anyone who feels unwanted. He knows your name! – Kevin Carlstrom, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Each of us is special. Each of us is planned and wanted and meant to live a purpose that no one else can fulfill. In He Knows My Name, Tommy Walker leads you to understand the height and depth of God’s love so that you can know Him more intimately—and worship Him completely. Six chapters expand on the lyrics of Tommy’s powerful worship song “He Knows My Name,” taking you deeper into the wonder of how God knows you in an unspeakably intimate way. He forgives you; He listens to you; He has a future for you. And—most marvelously—He delights in you.