None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)

by Jen Wilkin

Paperback, 2016



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Crossway (2016), 176 pages


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 ten 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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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: None Like Him (10 Ways God is Different Us & Why That’s a Good Thing)
Author: Jen Wilkin
Pages: 176
Year: 2016
Publisher: Crossway
My rating is 5 stars.
As I read the book it quickly became apparent that the author was going to be transparent in what she learned as she encourages us to learn.
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Jen Wilkin shares ten characteristics about God, one per chapter, with space for response after reading each chapter. First, she gives more Scripture references to read and reflect upon. The verses are for us to meditate on, in other words think about them over and over again. Second, there are questions that help facilitate reflection. As people who seek after God we want to reflect upon what He has taught us in the chapter and through His Word. Third, there is a suggestion for prayer. I find that when using books such as these it is best to write in a notebook so that there is no limit to writing what is on my heart because of space. Plus, if I use a notebook, I can pick up the book later and read through it again seeing it afresh without having prior notes in there. If I don’t write in it, I can lend the book out to a friend or give it away to whomever the Lord might bring to mind.
When I was done, I felt encouraged and my mind was contemplating the truths I had seen. I was thankful for the author taking time to write the book and for what the Lord revealed to me. If I hide His Word in my heart, He will use it to change me more into the image of Christ. What better goal is there than for me to diminish and Him to increase?
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LibraryThing member judyg54
The cover says it so well; 10 ways God is different from us and why that is a good thing. The author deals with God being self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite and imcomprehensible. We aren't any of those things and it is so
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good to have a God like that watching over us. It made me appreciate so much all I have in my God and it humbles me. I also greatly enjoyed all the scripture passages Jen Wilkin gave to read and meditate upon with each chapter. Well done!
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