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[pullquote align=”right” cite=”Jen Wilkin” link=”http://www.amazon.com/None-Like-Him-Different-Thats/dp/1433549832/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=tigestry-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=M2SOPBBAITV27JWG&creativeASIN=1433549832″ color=”#1AA9AB” class=”” size=”24″]Unlike the Energizer Bunny, we humans cannot “keep going…and going…and going.” Only God can do that![/pullquote]
I received the None Like Him book by Jen Wilkin from FlyByPromotions. I had never heard of the author before, but doing some research the book looked like something that would be really neat to read. The subtitle is “10 Ways God is Different From Us”. I wasn’t sure what that would mean exactly. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that I am nothing like God and He is a lot different, but being made by Him, I wanted to know more about Him from this author’s perspective.
Some of the chapter titles are: Incomprehensible – Eternal – Omniscient – Sovereign….and many more. So far, I’m batting -0- in this comparison! The book is really easy to read and would help anyone at any level. You could be new in your faith and learn a lot about these qualities, or be strong in the faith and learn someone else’s view on them, which is always a learning moment. Having a way to get a new voice on a familiar topic for someone that studies the Word often really opens you up to new avenues and ways of thinking.
There is one thing that I wasn’t really happy with, on page 9, which is the first page of the introduction. She says that if you had told her five years ago that she would one day write a book for Christian women, she would have punched you in the face. Now I understand that was the intro and probably just her way of thinking, but that was a bit of a breath-catcher when you had just started reading. May just be me, but I figured it could have been worded differently. Now I’m not one on being PC, but to the many who come to the Lord after abuse, etc., that’s really not something to start a book off with…just my opinion.
Other than that, the book is wonderful. It really makes you feel thankful that our amazing God would take the time to not only make us, but love us so much, as well. Great one to read for anyone on a journey to know God more.
About The Book:
As people with limited understanding, we tend to imagine a heavenly Father who is like us. But popular blogger Wilkin reminds us that our Creator possesses many attributes we don’t—and that’s a good thing! Take a closer look at the God who is infinitely knowable, creative, able to provide, timeless, unchanging, powerful, wonderful, and more.
God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.
And that’s a good thing.
Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone.
Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Crossway (April 30, 2016)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913 in Books
#15 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Theology
#16 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Theology
About The Author:
Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her fifteen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds.
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