Human beings were created to reflect the image of God - but only to a limited extent. Although we share important attributes with God (love, mercy, compassion, etc.), there are other qualities that only God possesses, such as unlimited power, knowledge, and authority. At the root of all sin is our rebellious desire to be like God in such ways - a desire that first manifested itself in the Garden of Eden.
In None Like Him, Jen Wilkin leads us on a journey to discover 10 ways God is different from us - and why that's a good thing. In the process she highlights the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God and how such a realization frees us from striving to be more than we were created to be.
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Loved this book. Read by the author, but very pleasant to listen to. Full of truth and challenging to my sinful heart, and I learned a lot. At the same time, I was encouraged to hear how God's distinct attributes that I fruitlessly try to attain are actually cause for joy, peace, and humble obedience. It was a quick and easy read, but I'm actually going to read it again because I want to soak it all in even more. My only issue is that I would have liked to see more actual Scripture/Scripture references in the main text. I agree with all that she wrote, and appreciated the verses for meditation at the end of each chapter. However, I think her arguments could've been bolstered by a little bit more references within the text itself. Nonetheless, a wonderful read.
Author made these Perfections of God very applicational...breathing life into these truths. Enjoyed both her wit and wisdom.
This book is everything I've come to expect from Jen Wilkin. I've followed her for years, listening to her bible study podcasts with The Village Church. Her profound love of women and God's word comes through in those studies, and it comes through in this book.
I'm not a big fan of what I call "Christian self-help" books—books that are all about 10 ways I can be better, with a little sprinkling of Jesus thrown in for good measure. In my experience, they rarely paint a big enough picture of God, and they often paint too big a picture of myself. Thankfully, this book does not fall into that category.
What I love so much about this book is that Jen teaches us how to see God for who He is, and then shows us how that impacts us as those who love Him. A healthy look at myself always, always, always first begins with God and His holy, unchangeable character.
I'm hosting a bible study this summer using this book, and I can't recommend it enough.
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